Jan 2016 issue focus on helping local PTA leaders ramp up for New Year #PTA4Kids @CaliforniaPTA
Each issue of the PTA in California newsletter brings a wealth of news and information to PTA leaders and members. The January 2016 issue focuses on helping local PTA leaders ramp up for the New Year with membership, advocacy and more.
See how PTA members and volunteers like you are making a difference for all children, schools and communities:
30th anniversary (January 28, 1986) loss of Space Shuttle #Challenger @NASA @EarthSkyScience
On today’s date 30 years ago, the Space Shuttle Challenger (mission STS-51-L) exploded and broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, after an O-ring seal in its right solid rocket booster (SRB) failed at liftoff. The explosion led to the deaths of all seven Challenger crew members.
Because shuttle launches had become routine after 24 successful missions, those watching found the explosion difficult to believe until NASA confirmed the accident. (More)
next Wed (1/20) 6:30p in MPR | Childcare/Snacks provided | Girls on the Run @GOTRLA | See you there!
Please join us for our next General Meeting next Wednesday, January 20th at 6:30pm in the MPR. A representative from Girls on the Run will be there to answer questions about this great program new to our school this spring. There will be childcare, snacks, and lots of great information for our parents so bring a friend and we look forward to seeing you there!
Monday (1/18) @LASchools will be closed in observance of birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr @History
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Inspired by advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi, King sought equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986. (http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/martin-luther-king-jr)
ratified by #ContinentalCongress on 1/14/1784 ending #AmericanRevolution #History @librarycongress
The Continental Congress ratified the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784, officially establishing the United States as an independent and sovereign nation. The Continental Congress approved preliminary articles of peace on April 15, 1783. The treaty, signed in Paris on September 3, 1783, required Congress to return the ratified document to England within six months. (Image: The horse America, throwing his master)
Although Congress was scheduled to convene at the Maryland State House in November, as late as January 12 only seven of the thirteen states were legally represented. Operating under the weak Articles of Confederation, Congress lacked the power to enforce attendance. With the journey to England requiring approximately two months, time was running short.
Thursday 1/14/16 (11a-10p) @BigMamasNPapas & @5LineTavern will donate 15% of receipts
Support Eagle Rock Elementary and enjoy a meal at our local Big Mama's & Papa's & 5 Line Tavern this Thursday, January 14 where from 11:00a - 10:00p they will donate 15% of receipts! Eat in, pick up or have BMPP deliver and remember to tell your waiter and drop your receipt in the ERE box!
For online orders please write "EAGLE ROCK ELEMENTARY" in the special requests box
Thursday, January 14, 2016 (11:00a - 10:00p)
BMPP & 5 Line Tavern
2136 Colorado Bl
Los Angeles, CA 90041