Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS A PTA?
Parent-Teacher Associations (PTA's) serve as a type of forum where parents, teachers, administrators, and other concerned adults discuss ways to promote quality education, strive to expand the arts, encourage community involvement, and work for a healthy environment and safe neighborhoods.
WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF A PTA?
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in their home, school, and community.
- To raise the standards of home life.
- To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
- To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
- To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, and social education.
WHAT ARE THE PTA'S NATIONAL GOALS?
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children; to assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; to encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the nation.
“To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.”
WHY JOIN THE PTA?
Being an active PTA member has many advantages:
- It is a great way to become familiar with the teachers and the school.
- It allows you to have some influence over how money from fundraising is spent to benefit the schools.
- It allows you to stay tuned in to what your child(ren) is doing at school every day.
- It provides you with an opportunity to network with other parents.