eNewsLetter January 10, 2007  
 Nevada PTA and School Boards News  

  Nevada PTA Board Vote Unanimously to join “ASP Officially Licensed Products and Services Program”

Vijay Kotrappa, COO of ASP, Randy Robison, Exec. Director of the Nevada Association of School Boards, Robin Munier, President Nevada State PTA, at the Nevada State PTA Meeting

Las Vegas, NV - The America’s Schools Team presented the Program to the Nevada State PTA at their statewide Executive Board meeting on Oct. 20. Following the presentation, The PTA Executive board voted unanimously to partner with the “ASP - Officially Licensed Products and Services Program”. This partnership will help establish the 27,000 Nevada PTA members as representatives of ASP at the local K-12 school level across the State of Nevada. Funds generated will remain at the local school level.

For more Information on the Nevada PTA, click on this hyperlink:


  Past President of National PTA Enjoys School House Gourmet Coffee

(L to R): Linda Hodge, Past National PTA President, and Dr. Shirley Thornton, SVP of ASP at the Nevada State PTA meeting cherishing School House Coffee

Las Vegas, NV – School House Gourmet Coffee, an official product of the America’s Schools Program, provided free tasting and sampling of the wide variety of flavors at the Nevada State PTA Meeting. Past National PTA President Linda Hodge became an instant fan of SchoolHouse Gourmet Coffee (SHC). Linda could not believe how great SHC tasted, who quickly decided on her personal favorite “Highland Grogg”.

For more information or to order this wonderful tasting coffee for your family or office. Go directly to http://www.schoolhousecoffee.com or call (800) 345-4025, ext. 3.

REMEMBER $1.75 on every pound of coffee that sells goes back to your local school or PTA coordinator.


  College Partnership, Inc. and Nevada PTA Team up through ASP’s Officially Licensed Services Program

Shamren Fletcher and Gerry Alexander of College Partnership with Robin Munier, President of Nevada PTA


Las Vegas, NV - As a result of ASP’ new co-venture partnership with Nevada PTA, College Partnership, Inc is now teamed up with Nevada PTA to help distribute College Partnership’s message into Nevada’s K-12 schools and parent households across the state under the ASP- Official Products and services Program to help fund Nevada schools. A portion of the fees generated through the CPI programs will go to the PTA.

Previously, College Partnership program was endorsed by the Nevada Association of School Boards as an official America’s Schools partner, to help fund and support Nevada’s K-12 schools.

For more Information College Partnership and to sign up for a workshop, click on this hyperlink: http://www.collegepartnership.com/

 ASP at the National Women Legislators Conference  

  America’s School Team Participates at National Women Legislators Conference in Avon, Colorado

Don Baird, Stacy Dragila, and Dr. Shirley Thornton at the NFWL Conference

NFWL Board Chair, Rep.Juanita Head Walton (MO), Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Dr. Shirley Thornton (ASP)

Avon, CO - The America’s Schools was officially introduced to over 500 legislators that included Senators, Governors and celebrities who attended the 4-day conference of the National Foundation for Women Legislators conference held at the Ritz Carlton in Avon, Colorado.

Incoming NFWL Board Chair, Rep.Juanita Head Walton (MO), Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Dr. Shirley Thornton (ASP) took time out together for a quick photo opportunity. If you are looking for the real story behind the newly release DREAMGIRLS Movie in theatres, go to Mary Wilson’s website www.marywilson.com and purchase her TELL ALL book. Mary’s performance at the opening of the conference was really FANTASTIC and enjoyed by all.

For more information about the National Foundation for Women Legislators, click on the hyperlink: http://www.womenlegislators.org/

The National Foundation for Women Legislators is actively promoting the America's Schools Recycling Program as a way to protect the environment and fund K-12 schools.

  Conference Staff Clothing Big Hit with Women Legislators

ASP Provide the official staff polo shirts for the National Foundation for Women Legislators Conference in Avon, Colorado. Where some of the conference staff had to turn down /resist offers of $50 or more to purchase the staff polo shirts off the backs of the staff from the conference attendees. Proving ASP’s evidence to the suggestion that the NFWL Logo and merchandising concept could have great potential to help BRAND and fund NFWL programs.

ASP is in the process of developing a full merchandizing program, starting with apparel. Customized, co-branded jackets, polo-shirts, t-shirts will be available.

  Olympic Gold Medal Champion Stacy Dragila Speaks at National Women’s Legislators Conference

Avon, CO - Stacy pictured here autographing personalized action photos after her speech at the general luncheon assembly during the National Legislative Conference. ASP was asked to provide a “strong women sports representative” to speak at the luncheon to the entire delegate assembly in Avon, Colorado. ASP’s spokesperson choice in Stacy Dragila, was well proven during the conference by her charm and strength that was additionally enhanced by a genuine smile and warmth, that won the hearts and minds of all who embraced the down to earth nature of this great representative of a women’s sports champion. 

Click here to view a 1 minute video of Stacy Dragila: http://www.americas-schools.org/media/StacyShortMovie.wmv


National and Media News  

  Reno Gazette Journal Newspaper, Nevada State Bank and Wells Fargo come Together to help Fund RGJ Literacy Program

Sharon Holland (Wells Fargo Bank Northern Nevada), Liz Hill (Circulation Manager-Reno Gazette Journal Newspaper), Heather Gomer (Nevada PTA)

Reno, NV - Sharon Holland of Wells Fargo Bank Northern Nevada and Liz Hill Circulation Manager-Reno Gazette Journal Newspaper joined by Heather Gomer representing Northern Nevada PTA at November, 8th meeting in Reno to discuss combined funding of the RGJ- Literacy and Educational Programs via funding from ASP Nevada Schools Recycling Program.


  Reno Gazette Journal Newspaper Publisher Joins Bank CEO’s in Television Media Campaign

Reno, NV - Grace Warner Elementary School’s 4th grade classroom and class in Reno was the location used to tape Fred Hamilton, Publisher and editor of Reno Gazette Journal Newspaper, segment for the: 30 and: 60 sec’ television spots, that will be included into a finished PSA’s with the CEO’s of both Nevada State Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.

The Reno Gazette Journal Newspaper Literacy Program will be the recipient of 50% of all dollars raised by Wells Fargo and Nevada State Banks in Northern Nevada through the ASP Nevada Schools Recycling Program.

Fred Hamilton seen here in the recording studio taping several PSA’s that will begin airing on Northern Nevada radio stations early Feb’ 2007.


  Leslie Mortimer, MI Legislator Joins ASP Team


Detroit, MI - Leslie Mortimer, immediate past Republican Legislator, was so excited about the America's Schools Program and its various activities to benefit K-12 schools, that she has joined the team. Leslie will be leveraging her relationships with the edcuators as well as the government to promote the awareness of the program as a vehicle to generate funds for K-12 schools.

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows." - Epictetus

The America's Schools Newsletter was created to keep both our schools and corporate partners informed of our successful growth across the country. For more information go to: www.americas-schools.org. or call (800) 345-4025

Subscriber Tools, Editorial Vijay Kotrappa at vijay@americas-schools.org
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