National PTA urges its members at all levels to monitor, support, and advocate for laws and programs in the following areas: child safety, juvenile justice, gun safety, violence prevention, and, mental health programs and services.
Reading Together In Favorite Places
Juliet sits down with her child, Kakii to talk about learning how to read and their favorite place to read at home. National PTA and Kindle celebrate the Family Reading Experience – a campaign that inspires families to keep learning alive by reading great books together. National PTA empowers families with tips and activities that encourage ongoing reading, while challenging them to share photos, videos and memories that demonstrate how and why reading together is a fun and treasured family activity.
Find out more about how your PTA can bring this national program to your school http://www.PTA.org/Reading #FamiliesRead
Sample PTA Receipts Forms
Click Here for Sample PTA receipts forms you can use for you local PTA unit.
New Annual Audit Form From FLPTA:
Use either of these forms for the annual financial review.
A signed copy must be submitted to the school bookkeeper with a copy of the June bank statement. Also send a copy of the form to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org . FPTA also has an audit form that is acceptable for use.
Fundraiser Request Form
Use this form for principal approval of any fundraising activities throughout the year.
- Outside_School-Related_Org_Fundraiser_Activity_Request – Excel Version
- Outside_School-Related_Org_Fundraiser_Activity_Request – PDF Version
Celebrate Duval PTA Founders Day with DCCPTA at the February General Meeting. National PTA Founders’ Day (February 17) is when we celebrate the legacy and work of our founders—Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Selena Sloan Butler—to better the lives of every child in education, health and safety. It is a time to reflect and take pride in our achievements, and renew our commitment to be a:
powerful voice for all children;
relevant resource for parents; and
strong advocate for public education.
Our founders represented women of imagination and courage. They had a simple idea—to improve the lives and future of all children. They understood the power of individual action, worked beyond the accepted barriers of their day, and took action to change the world for all children.
National PTA History
For more than 100 years, National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) has worked toward bettering the lives of every child in education, health and safety. Founded in 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, National PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education.
Today’s PTA is a network of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools.
As the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the nation, National PTA is the conscience of the country for children and youth issues. Through advocacy, as well as family and community education, National PTA has established programs and called for legislation that improves our children’s lives, such as:
Creation of Kindergarten classes
Child labor laws
Public health service
Hot and healthy lunch programs
Juvenile justice system
Arts in Education
For more information check out the National PTA Website
February 5, 2016
National PTA’s Board of Directors adopted two new position statements on positive school discipline and assessment last week.
- Position on positive school discipline states that exclusionary discipline practices should only be used in schools as a last resort effort and on an individualized basis in schools. Read the full statement
- Position on student assessment and opt-out policies calls for all students to participate in high-quality, comprehensive assessments. Read the full statement