Articles for PTA Newsletters and Web Sites
California Law Mandates Dental Check-Ups
To make sure your child is ready for school, California law now requires that your child have a dental check-up by May 31 of his/her first school year.
Snack Foods Guideline Recommendations For Schools
The Institute of Medicine has issued guidelines that recommend more nutritious snack food and a la carte offerings for schools. They suggest that junk foods like potato chips, doughnuts, chocolate-covered ice cream and sugary drinks should be banned at all school levels.
Alternatives to Food as a Reward
Food is commonly used to reward students for good behavior. Yet, using food as a reward has many negative consequences.
Beyond Zero Tolerance
Safety First project works with the California State PTA to distribute educational resources about drugs for parents of teenagers.
Protect the skin you are in.