What is the PTA?
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is an organization that brings parents and teachers together to work towards a common goal of improving the lives and education of students. Being a PTA member is a great way to share opinions and information with other parents and your child's teachers, to learn about what's going on in school, and to be part of a strong voice speaking for children's welfare. Over 6.5 million people belong to PTAs nationwide, making it the largest child-advocacy volunteer association.
To put it simply, a PTA is a group of adults, both men and women, affiliated with a school that have organized to work to help children thrive and learn — whether that means fundraising for school supplies, educating parents, helping teachers, or fighting for legislation to ensure every child gets a high-quality education.
Membership is highly encouraged and provides your child and other children with a greater chance of achieving success in school. Studies have shown that being a PTA member positively impacts the home-school connection as members are more likely to become an informed and involved parent. More than ever, it is important for parents to know ways to keep children safe, trouble-free, and involved in school.
The PTA also coordinates school volunteers. No job is too big or too small for PTA volunteers. Each job helps children, and each volunteer strengthens the PTA.