In the December/January issue of National PTA’s Our Children magazine, we get the scoop from the legendary Tony Bennett, his wife Susan and actress Alfre Woodard on the importance of the arts in schools. They will be judges in this year’s Reflections contest and have taken time to talk to us about the excitement of artistic talent and what that means for children to be able to freely express that in the schools they attend.
Tony Bennett and his wife Susan Benedetto team up to run a school in New York City specifically catered to the arts. They share the details of that endeavor along with the other things that their foundation does to keep arts education prevalent in schools nationwide. Alfre Woodard shares her personal story of what having access to the arts did for her and how she is giving back by making sure that youth have the same—or better opportunities. We feature a list of some big name A-list celebrities who also support the arts in education.
Are you looking for some good fundraising ideas? In this issue, we talked to five schools across the country that have shared some of their fun and different fundraising tactics. From getting physical to growing mustaches, there is something for everyone. Our partnership with the NFL also gets some spotlight as we highlight our latest Fuel Up to Play 60 event.
If you have been wondering how you can get involved more closely with your students and their schools, check out our helpful guide of 100 ways to help your child and their school succeed. There are some great ideas to help you get started with the process and stay connected to your student, their teachers and the things that your young people are learning.