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Congratulations, Andrew and Kristin!

We  thrilled to congratulate and recognize two exceptional PenSPRA members, Andrew Robinson of Gettysburg Area School District and Kristin Boyd Edwards of Reading School District, on being selected to be team members on NSPRA’s Communication Technology and Innovation Project Team (Special Committee).

To learn more about this and NSPRA's other 2020-21 Committees, Project Teams & Task Forces, click here!

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The Pennsylvania School Public Relations Association (PenSPRA) was chartered in 1969 and is an organization of school public relations professionals whose goal is to improve educational communication and support student achievement through systematic, proactive, and responsible public relations programs.

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  • Monday, February 08, 2021 12:54 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is with great sadness that we have once again found it necessary to reschedule the annual PenSPRA Symposium. The Symposium is now being rescheduled for October 14-15, 2021.

    We know that you are disappointed, as are we. Hopefully, the third time is a charm! During times of crisis, it is often a much-needed relief to spend time with your colleagues in order to share plans, bounce ideas off of one another and renew energy. Unfortunately, due to the slow rollout and lack of vaccines, we want to err on the side of caution.

    We hope that you will be able to join us in October. We have made arrangements with the hotel, and if you have already booked your room, it will be automatically cancelled. However, if you plan to join us in October, you will need to rebook your hotel room. A link for rebooking will be sent to all members who registered for the symposium.

    Your PenSPRA Symposium registration will automatically carry over for October. If you plan on joining us on October 14-15, you need not take any further action as far as registering for the symposium. However, we understand that the new dates may not work for you and your schedule, so if you would like a refund or need to cancel your registration, please contact Marta Howard at MartaH@cciu.org or 484-237-5171.

    In much better news, we are pleased to announce that the PenSPRA Professional Learning Series will continue in the spring. More information regarding the upcoming webinar schedule will be sent out in the near future. Additionally, we have enjoyed receiving everyone's submissions for the Communications Contest and look forward to receiving even more submissions throughout the month of February! We plan to announce the winners in each category in early April.

    We look forward to these exciting events coming up in the spring, and we can't wait to see everyone virtually during the PenSPRA Professional Learning Series and in person at the PenSPRA Symposium!

    Thank you so much for understanding the reason for postponing the Symposium, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

  • Friday, January 29, 2021 9:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Getting our students back to full-time, in-person learning begins with getting our teachers and school staff vaccinated. In order to advocate for the swift distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to our education staff, the CCIU and a team of communications professionals from Chester County have compiled a toolkit of resources for school districts to use when encouraging parents to reach out to their local legislators and PA Department of Health officials.

    The toolkit below contains a letter for parents to send to legislators and the PA Department of Health, an email to parents explaining the need for advocacy efforts, a flyer, social media posts, a Facebook badge and Twitter posts! 

  • Wednesday, September 09, 2020 2:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We have created a page that contains a collection of news articles, health agency resources and school system templates related to the flu and coronavirus. This page is by no means exhaustive and in no way serves as an endorsement for specific resources, but serves as a collection point for those seeking resources and exemplars. Visit the Coronavirus webpage to learn more.

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Dear Colleagues,

I have been a member of PenSPRA for more than 20 years. I am honored and excited to serve as your association president. The truth is that I have not always been as active in PenSPRA as I am today. I am here to tell you that membership is a great start, but being an engaged participant is the best way to reap PenSPRA’s benefits. Plus being involved makes being a member a lot more fun.

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