What is PTA?
PTA stands for Parent, Teacher Association. The PTA encourages parent, teacher, student, and community involvement, and forms a partnership with our schools to improve the educational experience.
PTA at PPS
Research shows that children perform better when parents are engaged in education, both at HOME and at SCHOOL. Parental involvement boosts student's achievement. By joining the PTA, your child will see first-hand the importance you place on education. PTA is the largest advocacy organization in the country, and advocates for ALL children.
PTA provides support for administrators and leaders. It strives to create a positive and caring atmosphere in the school. It also addresses issues that are important to parents and public schools and administrators. PTA partners with a variety of programs that enhance schools. It advocates for funding and issues that affect various aspects of education and student well-being.
PTA involvement helps you stay connected with the school and allows you to gain a broader perspective of how you can play a supportive role. You also make connections with other parents, business partners, and agencies that share a common goal of student achievement. Working together helps build a stronger foundation for students to grow and thrive. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child's school.
It is good for you
Volunteering with your PTA allows you to contribute your skills and knowledge for the benefit of, not only your child, but for your school community. PTA can help you gain expertise as a leadership volunteer, build your resume, and make friends for life.