PTA http://wfpl.org en 'Blitz Week' to Help Jefferson County Families Needing Help With School Uniform Costs http://wfpl.org/post/blitz-week-help-jefferson-county-families-needing-help-school-uniform-costs <p>Jefferson County Public Schools is encouraging families who need help with uniforms this year to attend the 15<sup>th</sup> District PTA’s ‘Blitz Week.’</p><p>The annual clothing assistance program has been around for about 40 years and continues to see strong growth, says Heather Wampler, 15<sup>th</sup> District PTA president. Families that schedule an appointment will receive a uniform, belt, underwear and socks; they will also have the chance to pick up other used clothing.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:22:54 +0000 Devin Katayama 6290 at http://wfpl.org 'Blitz Week' to Help Jefferson County Families Needing Help With School Uniform Costs Jefferson County PTA Membership Down, Leaders Say Parent Engagement Crucial http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-pta-membership-down-leaders-say-parent-engagement-crucial <p></p><p>While local PTA leaders have stressed the importance of parent engagement, membership in Jefferson County&rsquo;s 15<sup>th</sup> District PTA has decreased the last three years.</p><p>Parent engagement has long been said to be crucial to student success, and local leaders are asking parents to step up participation.</p><p>President Cherie Dimar said in the 2009-2010 school year the 15<sup>th</sup> District PTA&mdash;which includes 141 local PTAs&mdash;had 55,521 members. The following year there were 47,287 members and last year membership was at 41,514.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 16:58:15 +0000 Devin Katayama 1172 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County PTA Membership Down, Leaders Say Parent Engagement Crucial