National PTA and Promethean Announce "Great School Fundraisers" Contest

Education Company Helps Local PTAs Fund Their Dream ActivClassroom and Stretch Budgets With 50/50 Offer

Wilmette, Illinois, UNITED STATES


ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - October 26, 2010) - National PTA and Promethean are launching a national initiative to help members "Fund their Dream ActivClassroom."

As part of a new three-year sponsorship, Promethean, a global education company committed to supporting teaching and learning, will help local PTAs interested in adding interactive technologies into classrooms and investing in digital-age learning resources. 

"Parents are important catalysts to change in thousands of schools around the country. We are delighted to be working hand-in-hand with them to strengthen and reinvest in schools. When we give our educators the tools and support they need to be successful, we build a stronger future for our children and our country," says Mark Elliott, President, Promethean North America.

Promethean, a Proud National Sponsor of National PTA, is focused on student centered learning and integrated technology, training, content and assessment solutions that help teachers tailor instruction to meet individual student needs. The company's innovative solutions include interactive whiteboards (ActivBoards), and award-winning student assessment devices (ActivExpression, ActiVote) and software (ActivInspire).

Through the sponsorship, local PTAs can:

  • Participate in the "Great School Fundraisers" Contest where members can submit the best-of-the-best, most successful fundraising programs for a chance to win interactive classroom technology.

The "Great School Fundraisers" Contest is designed to help local communities with creative and effective ways to raise funds to overcome recent budget shortfalls. Each contest entry should describe in detail a successful program and articulate how the activity was used to support school and learning-related activities.

Entries will be collected online and judged by an anonymous panel of individuals from National PTA and Promethean based on the following categories: originality and creativity, community involvement, and focus on philanthropy.

The very best, most successful fundraising ideas will be compiled and disseminated to help PTAs prepare for 2011 - 2012 back-to-school activities. Winners will be notified in May 2011 and will be awarded Promethean classroom technology. Official contest rules are posted at www.PrometheanWorld.com/PTA.

  • Take advantage of the special "Fund Your Dream ActivClassroom" Matching Funds Promotion that encourages local units to conduct a PTA sponsored fundraiser during the 2010 - 2011 school year for the purpose of purchasing Promethean ActivClassroom technology.

PTAs can double their funds when Promethean matches the amount raised, up to $3,800 per school, to help schools equip classrooms with evidence-based interactive learning tools. See www.PrometheanWorld.com/PTA for eligibility, submission requirements, and full terms and conditions for participation.

Beginning on November 1, 2010, PTAs across the country can submit best practices to the "Great School Fundraisers" contest and register their school to participate in the "Fund Your Dream ActivClassroom" by visiting www.PrometheanWorld.com/PTA.

About Promethean
Promethean is a global education company committed to supporting teaching and learning. Our focus is on student centered and collaborative learning. We do this through our integrated technology, training, content and assessment solutions that help teachers meet individual student needs. Our products are used in more than 500,000 classrooms around the world, and Promethean Planet, the world's largest interactive whiteboard community site, provides its almost one million members access to around 20,000 free teaching resources. With corporate headquarters in the U.K. and U.S., Promethean has offices in nine countries and is listed on the London Stock Exchange as Promethean World Plc (LSE: PRW).

About National PTA
National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

Contact Information:

Promethean North America Press Office
Jodie Pozo-Olano
Tel: (540) 270-7819
Email:

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