Oregon PTA Awards
Welcome to Awards, you can now apply online thru the links below!
Applications are now being accepted thru March 15, 2021
Find more information on our Oregon PTA Service Awards:
Local Unit Volunteer (LUV): The Local Unit Volunteer (LUV) Award is designed to recognize the importance of volunteers and the services they provide within their local PTAs. The recipient of this award should have demonstrated exceptional service to your PTA and be a member of your PTA. Each PTA may give only one LUV Award each year. In considering an individual for recognition, consider the following: Has the person demonstrated an ability to communicate and work with others? Does the person uphold the Mission and Values of PTA? Has the he/she been responsible for providing services, projects, or ideas to your PTA? Is he/she respected and admired by other members? Has the person been willing to offer assistance and support to other PTA committees and members? Is the person willing to accept and fulfill responsibilities? LUV AWARD APPLICATION
Oregon PTA Advocate for Children: To recognize individuals who demonstrate a commitment to the Mission and Values of PTA by strengthening and encouraging advocacy for all children. Criteria: Selection is based on the nominees': Actions that show commitment to the Mission and Values of PTA. Active efforts showing dedication to advocating for children and youth, whether it be in the ho me, the school, their community, or at the state or national level. Nominees can be (but not limited to): Local/Council PTA/PTSA members, School Board members, City Council members, Mayors, superintendents, the governor, etc. Oregon PTA Plus Awards (Advocate, Staff & Teacher awards)
Unit of Excellence: Presented to the local unit which exemplifies Oregon PTA mission and values. Must be a unit in good standing by November 30th. Units may nominate themselves or each council president or region director may nominate one unit for consideration. Oregon PTA Service Awards (Individual, Group Unit or Council)
Student Service: (K-5), (6-8), (9-12): Awarded to K-12 grade students or student groups who make an important contribution to their community; including community projects, charity work, and advocacy. Each unit/council may submit one nominee for each of the following grade level categories using the Service Awards Application. Oregon PTA Board members may also submit one nominee per grade level category. Elementary - Grades K-5 ➢ Intermediate - Grades 6-8 ➢ High School - Grades 9-12 Oregon PTA Service Awards (Individual, Group Unit or Council)
Champion for Children: Awarded to an individual at a local unit who has done exceptional work in advocating for children through service in their area. They do not have to be a PTA member. Oregon PTA Service Awards (Individual, Group Unit or Council)
Local Leader of the Year: Awarded to an outstanding local unit or council board member who has shown exceptional leadership skills and integrity in contributing to the unit's success. Oregon PTA Service Awards (Individual, Group Unit or Council)
Communications: This award recognizes a local unit or council PTA/PTSA for excellence in communicating with PTA members and the larger community using a newsletter (email or print), social media. and/or a website. Oregon PTA Service Awards (Individual, Group Unit or Council)
Program of the Year: This award will be presented to the local unit which submits an outstanding program or project which focuses on one or more of the following areas: Parent Involvement, Education, Health and Safety, Cultural or Performing Arts or Community Service. Oregon PTA Service Awards (Individual, Group Unit or Council)
Oregon PTA Classified Staff Hero of the Year: This award is given to a classified staff member who goes above and beyond their job description in order to promote the mission and values of PTA and makes a true difference at their school. Nomination requires Classified Staff Hero of the Year Application completed by a PTA leader, plus recommendations from a principal, student, and a fellow staff member. Local units or councils may submit one nominee. Oregon PTA board members may also submit nominations. Oregon PTA Plus Awards (Advocate, Staff & Teacher awards)
Oregon PTA Teacher of the Year: This award is given to the teacher who goes above and beyond their job description in order to promote the mission and values of PTA and makes a true difference at their school. Nomination requires Teacher of the Year Application completed by a PTA leader, plus recommendations from a principal, student, fellow staff member, community member, and parent. Local units or councils may submit one nominee. Oregon PTA board members may also submit nominations. Oregon PTA Plus Awards (Advocate, Staff & Teacher awards)
Membership Campaign Awards:
- Membership Bright Idea: Attach a paragraph or two which describes your successful membership campaign idea. Describe how it was creative, inclusive, and unique. What specific features made it outstanding? How many new members did it bring on board?
- Outstanding Membership Flyer: Attach a copy, as it was originally distributed. Include the means of distribution, the target audience(s), and circulation date(s).
- 100% of Teachers and the Principal: All teachers, as well as the principal of the school are paid members as of March 1. Attach a copy of your school's staff roster along with your unit's membership roster. Highlight all teachers and the principal on both lists.
National PTA Awards:
Phoebe Apperson Award: The Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award for innovation in family engagement, named after National PTA co-founder Phoebe Apperson Hearst, recognizes and celebrates achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. The awards are presented to PTAs that have earned the National PTA School of Excellence designation and demonstrated outstanding success engaging families in student success and school improvements. This award is the highest honor National PTA presents for effective family engagement.
Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award: The purpose of the Jan Harp Domene Diversity and Inclusion Award is to recognize PTAs that are dedicated to the needs of all families represented in their schools. The award acknowledges PTAs for developing practices which are inclusive and equal for all families and result in positive change.
National PTA School of Excellence Certification: This program provides schools with tools to assess and enhance their commitment to parent involvement based on PTA's National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs. After completing the assessment process and submitting an application, a school which meets the parent involvement standards and provides supporting documentation becomes certified as a Parent Involvement School of Excellence. Other schools can use the assessment process to develop a blueprint for improving their parent involvement practices and policies.
More information may be found on National PTA awards and programs at www.pta.org.