PTAC Community Letter to Retailers

PTAC Community Letter to Retailers

Letter to Retailers

Posted on September 21, 2018 | Fairfield PTAC

PTA Members,

On September 21, 2018  I handed three local retailers this letter on behalf of the Fairfield PTA Council insisting that they stop illegally selling JUUL/vaping/eCigarettes to underage minors. I hope that other groups in town will follow us at PTAC. Many thanks to Fairfield Cares for keeping us all informed and to the FDA for catching them red handed.
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September 21, 2018

Dear Retailer:

We, the Fairfield PTA Coucil (PTAC) insist that you stop selling JUUL and other vaping/e-cigarette products to children under the legal purchasing age of 18 years old. Recently the FDA released a list of 1,300 retailers nationwide who were caught selling these products to underage minors. Your business’ name is on that list.

PTAC represents 17 school PTAs in the town of Fairfield, with 10,000 children and families. Fairfield’s schools have done much to combat the epidemic of underage JUUL usage through changes to its physical plant, educational programming and administrative action. We applaud those efforts and want to see them succeed.

That some retailers in our community would violate not only the law by selling to underage minors but also the spirit of keeping these products confined to the hands of adults is unacceptable to us.

We intend to enlist the help of our families in town to make sure that JUUL and other vaping and e-cigarette products are not distributed to our children and, where they are, we have asked to be alerted to it so that we can alert the parents of our town’s 10,000 school children.

We ask that you do your part to educate your workforce. We insist that you do your part by not selling to anyone under the legal purchasing age.

Sincerely,

Carolyn Trabuco
President, PTAC

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Thank you PTA Leaders

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Display your school PTAC banner, today.

Thank you to the PTA leaders who tirelessly volunteer for our community. We appreciate the time and learning at the Annual PTAC Leadership Forum last Friday night.  Please send your feedback through the website Feedback form. We welcome all comments to plan for next year. A reminder, the first PTAC meeting is next week – Monday September 17th. RLMS at 7PM. I hope you can join us.

Carolyn Trabuco

Welcome, 2018-2019

Welcome, Fairfield to the 2018-2019 school year!

 

The Fairfield PTA Council is here to support the essential and ongoing activities of our town’s individual PTAs.  There are 17 PTA units in town each working to support its school and to advocate for its children.  That’s where PTAC come in.  We are the group who works to connect our schools’ voices within our school district.

This is a partial list of what PTAC does:

  • Fund Awards, Grants and Scholarships to schools, teachers, school groups, activities and events.
  • Sponsor and host enrichment programming.
  • Advocate for our children.
  • Facilitate the coordinated activities of school PTAs who wish to partner with other PTAs in town.
  • Participate in curriculum review for the school district.
  • Identify chronic, persistent and emerging needs of our schools’ communities and deliver programming to meet those needs.
  • Partner with local groups.
  • Regularly meet with the Superintendent of Schools
  • Educate and inform through candidate forums, news sharing and event hosting.
  • Deliver training, compliance and leadership resources.
  • Answer questions.

A town as large and diverse as ours offers opportunities for anyone wishing to get involved.  We are a mix of teachers, administrators and parents with children young and old, who work full time and stay at home, who offer a little bit or a lot of their time.  What matters is a willingness to participate to the best of your ability and availability. As they say, many hands make light work.

My goal as president of PTAC for the 2018-2019 school year is to strengthen our community by making it easier to communicate with each other.  I believe that communication is at the core of community.  Our means of communication are changing – particularly with our schools – simple Friday Folders have been replaced by Constant Contact/My School Anywhere/Facebook/Twitter/Email/Newsletters/etc. Important links left unopened shift the burden to PTAs to distribute information across multiple channels in the hope of catching parents’ busy eyes. Communication should become simple again.  To meet this goal PTAC is launching a new website and information platform designed to serve our complex town PTA structure and to represent our diverse voices unified through advocating for our children.  This will take time and I promise you that while we will not get it all right in Phase 1, we will work with you to get it there over time.  I’d like to thank the executive team of PTAC for working through the summer on this with a big shout out to Joy Ross who has spearheaded the project.

I’d like to invite you to join us at PTAC. We will succeed if we listen to the many voices advocating for our children across our great town.  For information, you can contact your school PTA’s president or email me directly at president@fairfieldptac.org.

Thank you for all that you do to make our town, its school district and its schools so special.

Best regards,

Carolyn

Carolyn Trabuco

president@Fairfieldptac.org

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome Back to School!

Posted on August 31, 2018 | Fairfield PTAC

New beginnings are here for your child or children. We encourage each of you to give back to their childhood education, get involved, be supportive or donate now to make a lasting impact in their lives. The Fairfield PTA Council is a unified group of community leaders to advocate for your children’s education from Kindergarten through High School across Fairfield County. Elected officials, PTA Organizations, and all the Public Schools come together to support your child’s educational needs. We support you, who in turn support their growth and future success.   As you begin the new school year please think about your needs and how we can come together to build a stronger community, we want to hear your ideas. We need your help to make our schools better. Many of us don’t have time and are reading this on a train commute, you can stay connected through our new mobile site and applications to get real-time information from official resources in Fairfield. Members are able to:

1. Download Google Calendar of multiple school events

2. Access school directory app, MySchoolAnywhere

3. Directly connect to your elected officials

Getting started:

1. Be sure to sign up as PTA member at your local school and access the MySchoolAnywhere Directory for the respective school and PTA Council. Just add “Fairfield PTAC” to your existing PTA account.

2. Our blog is our voice in real-time and to distribute content across media. Please add our URL to your website, Facebook page or other digital resources to distribute the content from the PTAC President alongside folks like Jessica Gerber and Dr. Toni Jones.

3. Do you tweet? @FairfieldPTAC we are professionally advocating for our children’s education, join the conversation or follow the news breaks #FairfieldPTAC.

  The PTAC Communications Team

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