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Packet Orientation was held August 9 at Thomas Middle School located at 430 Belmont Ave Arlington Heights, IL 60004. Thank you for sending representatives to this event. If you are still need of materials and orientation please contact Mikel at

Thank you to the PTA/PTSAs who turned in the Honor Award Application.Honor Award applications were due no later than August 16th. Be sure to attend and be recognized at our Annual Meeting on October 17, 2016 this year.


Fall training has been scheduled. Please be sure your PTA has the tools needed to be successful. At minimum all PTA officers and chairmen should be taking the Illinois PTA University Courses. Be sure everyone is informed about these workshops as they are for your entire community. The more your members know about PTA, the easier your job will become.


Our Annual Meeting invitation and response forms are available now. Please plan on joining us for dinner and celebration with our PTA community. We look forward to seeing PTA presidents, board members, delegates, administrators, school board members as well as members from our State Board of Directors at this once a year event. This year we will be electing a new Northwest Cook Region Director as well as recognizing the wonderful programs that our PTAs bring to our children!

Be sure to file the appropriate forms with the IRS. If your fiscal year ended on June 30th your filing is due to the IRS no later than November 15th. Have any questions, let us know. It is better to be early, rather than late.


Ready to update your bylaws? Be sure to use the locked template on the USB drive is given to each president in August. Within the Bylaws folder is a Guidelines file as well as the template. If you are in need of the locked template, please contact our Region Director at: or visit our Resources tab to download it now.

Reflections - 2016-2017 Theme : "What is your Story..."

Promote Reflections at all your school and PTA gatherings.

Projects are due to your Council by November 11.

Projects are due to our Disrict by December 9.

This year's Region Reflections Reception will be held on March 14, 2017. Be sure to mark your calendars now to attend this wonderful event celebrating our students whose projects have advanced to the region level of this fabulous program.

Back to School Kits

National PTA has a website for all of the reference guides needed for PTAs. New Back to School Kit resources are available online now. Take a few minutes to create your profile and gain access to this invaluable information and review all of the information that is available at

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