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"Are You A Dekalb County PTA Kid"?

From Lithonia, Georgia

"Are You A Dekalb County PTA Kid"?

On Thursday March 31, 2011, Panola Way Elementary School PTA held an award dinner for current PTA officers and their children.

The objective for this appreciation is, to acknowledge the services of current volunteers, dedicated to our community as well as the PTA organization.

PTA is one of the most powerful, national, non-profit organizations recognized for child advocacy. This award dinner honored individuals for their years of services to child advocacy, hard work, support and loyal services to Panola Way Elementary School.

Panola Way Elementary PTA is known for their support and commitment to the community, as well as an established program running its third annual event called, the PTA student of the month.

PTA Student of the Month!

This program was strategically planned to target the children's success in every area of academics and their social lives.

This award can be given to a student for their behavior, conduct, academics, attendance, hospitality, friendliness, sharing, caring or other extra efforts.

Each month, the PTA sponsors and hosts this program which the students are chosen by their teacher; and will receive a certificate, button, pencil and a ribbon, including a casual reception extended to the student, parent and administrators.

PTA Kid Award!

While honoring these volunteers, we also honored our PTA kids. Who are PTA kid's you may ask? PTA kids are students who has done extraordinary deeds for our schools.

These kids have attended all or most of our General PTA meetings open to the public. Has served with hospitality, actively participating in all events and leading programs hosted at the local unit schools.

These PTA Kids have been recognized by their teachers for outstanding achievement or improvement in academics and social areas. We encourage any local unit to start these award programs.

All it takes is donations; just as Panola Way PTA has received from dedicated local business owners like Mr. Ray Alexander from "Golden Touch Photography" here in Lithonia.

It takes diligence, involvement and everyone working together to make this happen. We want to say thank you for your loyal dedicated services this year! GO PTA Kids!

Please check us out on our website: http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/public/pta/ If you would like more information about this topic or to schedule an interview with DeKalb PTA Public and Media Chair, please contact Kimberly Dixson at 404-839-6479 or email mskddixson@yahoo.com <http://us.mc387.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=mskddixson@yahoo.com> .


Thanks & God Bless

Ms. Kimberly Dixson, PTA President, Panola Way Elementary School

DeKalb PTA Council, Publicity Chair

DeKalb PTA Council, Region 4 Representative ( Miller Grove MS & HS, Woodridge & Panola Way ES,Arabia Mountain HS)

Cell (404-839-6479)


"The School Cannot Live Apart from the Community"


Mark 11:24 (KJV)Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

This year, Panola Way PTA volunteers have dedicated countless hours to assist our PTA organization and our community.
Three years ago, Panola Way Elementary PTA decided to initiate a PTA student of the month award. This is no ordinary student of the month program.

By Kimberly, Lithonia Local Editor,

Dekalb County Local Unit holds its PTA Kid Award this past week...

Comments (1)

Posted By: Nikki Williams | 4/5/2011 8:59:08 PM
I like this article Kim, this really gives back to those who have acheivedd some of the highest awards in elementary school. Great article!!!

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