Reflections 2018 Awards Ceremony


Honored Guest: You are cordially invited to celebrate the 50th Birthday of


Please join us in a Night to Remember as we honor:

Heroes Around Me!

A celebration of men, women and children depicted in

Dance * Film * Literature * Music * Photography * Visual Arts

  • -  The Visual Arts, Literature and Photography winners that are moving on to State will be on display.

  • -  The Music, Dance and Film winners will be displayed on a monitor/screen in a continuous loop for viewing.

  • -  All student entries not moving on to State will be allowed to take their entry home after the ceremony.

  • -  Each participant will receive a ribbon, certificate, and one program.

  • -  Council is asking the Local Unit Reflections Chair or their representative to present the awards to the students from their school.                                                             

  • -  Light refreshments will be served.

  • -  There is plenty of parking

Monday - November 26, 2018
(K - 2nd) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (3rd - 5th) 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday - November 27, 2018
(6th - 12th) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Discovery High School
1335 Old Norcross Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

CDLT -Council & District Leadership Training

Area 3 Council is dedicated to helping Local Units develop and implement the National PTA standards for a successful year. GEORGIA PTA hosted Council & District Leadership Training (CDLT) to build greater accountability and engagement with our schools. Your Area 3 Council & District leaders were in attendance.
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  1. Welcoming All Students - Families are active participants in the life of the school, and should feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class within an inclusive environment.    
  2. Communicating Effectively - Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.
  3. Supporting Student Success - Families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
  4. Speaking Up for Every Child - Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success. 
  5. Sharing Power - Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.
  6. Collaborating with Community - Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.

Reflections Training #2

Council Reflections Training #2
September 5, 2018 (Wednesday)  
6pm -7pm 
Cental Gwinnett High School (Commons)
564 Crogan Street
Lawrenceville, GA 30046 
RSVP appreciated:  

District 12 Fall Conference








    Tuesday -August 14, 2018
    10:30am - 12:00pm


     1700 Winder Hwy NE (Intersection of Winder & 316)


Council is expecting all Reflections Chairpersons or a representative to attend.

Important information regarding new regulations and procedures will be discussed. 


Celebrate Summer with CLT 2018

Celebrate Summer at CLT 2018

 104th Georgia PTA Annual Convention Leadership Training (CLT) 

 Track 2 Leadership 

 June 15-16, 2018  - The Augusta Marriott Convention Center 

 2 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901

Register Now

Convention Leadership Training (CLT) brings PTA leaders and members together to conduct official business such as consideration of amendments to Bylaws and Resolutions.  You will receive training at workshops, make friends and network, all while connecting to resources, exhibitors and companies who can help you with everything from fund raising to creating fun for your school.  Become a PTA Advocate, get Parents Engaged and bring those great ideas back to your school to have a successful year.

Dr. Eric Thomas will deliver the keynote address at CLT on 
Saturday during the luncheon. Dr. Thomas is Georgia's new
Chief Turnaround Officer and emphasized "parent engagement"
as one of the key components to school success, along with 
qualified teachers and administrators. Dr. Thomas works with 
the state school districts and with the state D.O.E. to devise  
tailored turnaround plans for schools selected for intervention. 
A Savannah native, Dr. Thomas is known as an expert across 
the country and for his collaborative demeanor.

Who Should Attend CLT 2018?

Convention Leadership Training is an investment in the future leadership and success of your PTA.

We recognize that time and money are scarce, but we must invest in our leaders to develop our potential in order that PTA can ensure a better future for all children. 

Registration and lodging are legitimate PTA expenses and appropriately budgeted PTA funds may be used. 

Where to stay?  Register Now!  
Marriott - Augusta

Awards Banquet

 Area 3 Council PTA proudly presents:

             OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER - Gail Devers (Patrick ES)   
             OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR - Kimberly Sharp (Ivy Creek ES) 
             OUTSTANDING LOCAL UNIT - Ivy Creek ES                  
             AWARD OF DISTINCTION - Ivy Creek ES
             BEST IDEA - TRIP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL                          
             MODEL PTA - Ivy Creek ES
Elementary Schools - Dacula * Duncan Creek * Fort Daniel * Ivy Creek * Mulberry * Pharr * Puckett's Mill
Middle Schools - Couch 
High Schools - Berkmar * Grayson 
Berkmar High School - Omar Williams and Trinity Hudspeth
Central Gwinnett High School - Freddy Ayala and Melissa Flores
Mill Creek High School - Olivia Fuller and Myra Gray 
*Pictures coming soon

Area 3 General Meeting & Spring Awards Banquet


Area 3 Local Unit Officers and Principals:


Area 3 Gwinnett County Council of PTA's – District 12

Spring General Meeting


Awards Banquet

May 1, 2018 @ 6:00pm

Berkmar High School
405  Pleasant Hill Road
Lilburn, GA 30047 

Dinner will be served to those that RSVP before or on the deadline: April 16th.

Five (5) dinner tickets per school will be provided by Council, additional tickets are $10 each
(Local Unit Officers be sure to extend an invitation to your school principal) 

Send RSVP including name, school affiliation, and entrée choice to: 

Entrée Choice 1- Mesquite Grilled Chicken  OR  Entrée Choice 2- Herb Grilled Salmon
                           (with Supreme sauce)                                       (with Lemon Dill sauce)
       Rice Pilaf
      Vegetable Medley
       Cinnamon Butter Roll 
              Hosted by Berkmar High School PTSA                                                                          

Nominations Open for Area 3 Council PTA Board

Nominations are open for Area 3 Council PTA Board!

Council works to unify and strengthen local units, and provide leadership development and training. There are openings for the following positions: All are 2 year term offices.
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President

If you are interested in serving, please submit a letter of intent and a short bio before or on April 24th.

Send electronic submissions to:


Send postmarked submissions to:

Area 3 Gwinnett Council of PTA's
930 New Hope Road, Ste 11-524
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Elections will be held at the Spring General Meeting on May 1st at Berkmar High
School. Due to prior term limits of 1 year, the incumbents in all offices will also be required to submit nominations.

High School Senior Scholarships

Hello Area 3 High Schools:  DEADLINES EXTENDED
Scholarships! Scholarships! Scholarships!
REMEMBER: The deadline to submit your school's
High School Senior nomination for Area 3 Council Senior Scholarships is March 23, 2018.
The scholarship application is located on the Council website, Type the address in your browser and click the resources tab. Trouble locating the application, contact
All nominations must be postmarked by March 23, including nominations for Council level awards: Outstanding Local Unit, Outstanding Principal, Outstanding Nurse, Outstanding Volunteer, Best Ideas, Model PTA, Hearst Family-School Partnership, Birney Butler Outstanding Educator, Visionary Award
Don't Delay, Submit Today! 

Award Nominations Due!

Georgia PTA Nominations Deadline - March 16

Council PTA Nominations Deadline - March 23



Outstanding Local Unit

      Advocacy Checklist / Membership Checklist   

Birney Butler Outstanding Educator   

Hearst Family-School Partnership Award   

Outstanding Principal                        

Outstanding School Nurse                       

Outstanding Volunteer 

Visionary Award 

Best Ideas

Model PTA


Please review all available awards and guidelines on the Georgia PTA website.


When sending your completed forms to Georgia PTA, don't forget to copy your email to Area 3 Council. If you miss the Georgia PTA deadline, go ahead and submit your nominations to Council for consideration for Council Awards held on May 1st. 

Georgia State Reflection Winners

We’ve Got Winners


Reflections “Within Reach”


    PHOTOGRAPHY                     FILM                                LITERATURE    
    Leilani Samuels                    Michael Kuhn                   Nicholas Johnson
    Aaron Littleton                     Brooke Hudson
    Adriana Rafanelli                   Rachel Woody                  DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY
    Emily Mahon                        Kynnley Nguyen               Edward Harris II

     DANCE                                LITERATURE                     PHOTOGRAPHY
     Elisha Castillo                      Katherine Lysaught           Jayden Davis
     Adriana Rafanelli 
     Sydney Penn                       MUSIC                              VISUAL ARTS
     Maria Ayala                         Rachel Ayodele                  Christopher Walker  
     Taia Galloway                      Audrey Hager 
     Zahria Austin                      Leilani Samuels


SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018




  ATLANTA, GA 30309



QUESTIONS?  Angie Dover, Georgia PTA Reflections Chair:                    

Georgia PTA Day at the Capitol

In light of the recent events in Parkland, FL, we express our deepest sympathies to the families and communities affected by this tragic incident. Area 3 Council would like to encourage parents, teachers, administrators, and student leaders to participate in PTA Day at the Capitol. This is an opportunity for us to speak up concerning the safety of our children, our schools, and our communities. We are the voice of our children and legislators will be available and want to hear from you. Our PTA leadership should be the lead example in inspiring students to use their voices to demand change. Join Area 3 Council on March 1st. Be a Voice, Not an Echo!
We are #Area3Strong 

Area 3 General Meeting & PTA Board Training

What a great training session! If you weren't able to attend, no worries. Council is gearing up for Cluster training near you!   

Click here to read more.