PTSA Life Membership Award

  •   Brighton Central PTSA 

    Honorary Life Membership

     

    ***The Lifetime Membership Award celebration will be held on***

    May 1st, 2019 at 7pm

    in the Twelve Corners Middle School Auditorium

    Please join us for this wonderful celebration!

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    ***NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2019***

     

    2018-2019 Nomination Information

     Honorary Life Membership is one of the highest honors a local PTSA can bestow to recognize individuals who have shown outstanding dedication and service to children. In Brighton, this New York State award has been presented to deserving individuals every year since 1935. For each award given, our local PTSA makes a donation to either the NY State PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship Fund, which assists students in preparing for the teaching profession, or to the NY State PTA Richard Gazzola Teacher Fellowship, which provides graduate study grants for teachers.

     

    To be eligible for nomination, a candidate must meet the following criteria:

    • Be involved with the Brighton Central School community for a minimum of five years.
    • Serve as a strong advocate for the children and youth of our community.
    • Benefit children by consistently exceeding normal job expectations, going above and beyond what is required.
    • Exhibit outstanding personal qualities and character that make the candidate an outstanding role model for both youth and adults.

     

    Anyone in the Brighton community can nominate a candidate by submitting a nomination packet containing the following items:

    • letter from the nominator stating the name of the individual to be nominated and the reasons for the nomination.
    • The following supporting letters depending on the position of the nominee:

          Teachers, including support staff (minimum of 10 letters)

    1. current administrator
    2. current colleagues (2-3)
    3. current and former parents (3-4)
    4. current and former students (3-4)
    5. additional letters welcome (former administrators, assistant principals, school staff members, current and/or past BOE members, superintendent)

          Administrators (minimum of 12 letters)

    1. current colleagues (other administrators, principals, and assistant principals) (2-3)
    2. current and former teachers (3-4)
    3. current and former parents (3-4)
    4. current and former students (3-4)
    5. superintendent
    6. additional letters welcome (former administrators, assistant principals, school staff members, current and/or past BOE members, former superintendent)

         Parents and community members (minimum of 10 letters)

    1. current administrators (2)
    2. current and former teaching staff (4-5)
    3. current and former parents (3-4)
    4. additional letters welcome (former administrators, assistant principals, school staff members, current and/or past BOE members, superintendent)

     

    Each supporting letter should include:

    • The writer’s name, address, phone number and email address.
    • An indication of how long and in what capacity the writer knows the candidate. 
    • Specific information about why this candidate should receive this award and how the candidate meets the criteria listed above (anecdotes and personal stories are encouraged to help the committee fully understand the impact this candidate has had on the lives of children).

     

    Nomination packets will be reviewed by the Life Membership Committee, which includes a PTSA Building Chair from each school, a teacher/staff representative, and the immediate past president of PTSA. Members of the Committee are not eligible to nominate individuals or write supporting statements.

    There is no requirement concerning the number of awards given each year, or in which schools or organizations the recipients are based. Each school/organization will not necessarily have a recipient each year.

    Lifetime Membership and PTSA Officer Installation will be held at TCMS Auditorium on May 1, at 7pm. Award winners will be announced in April 2019.

    Please submit nomination packets by March 8th, 2019.

     

    Contact PTSA Past President Deborah Pulley at debpulley@gmail.com

    for specific details on packet submission.

     

    Packets received past the deadline cannot be considered.

       

    Past Winners of the PTSA Lifetime Membership Award