National PTA is partnering with Safe Routes to School National Partnership and Kaiser Permanente on Fire Up Your Feet, a new physical activity program that encourages families to walk more to and from school—and in daily life—while keeping track of their steps, and raising money for their PTA or school.
As Family Engagement Partner, National PTA believes that Fire Up Your Feet provides a great new opportunity for families to get active and spend more quality time together, all while helping out their PTAs and schools. Schools and PTAs in ten regions will also be provided with nearly $70,000 worth of awards to boost opportunities for physical activity. Enter your zip code when visiting FireUpYourFeet.org to see if this is available in your region.
National PTA’s Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle is a nationwide program that engages families of children in grades K–5 in fun, school-based literacy events to help them better understand reading fundamentals and give parents tools to help their children become better readers. PTA Family Reading Experience events support PTA’s National Standards for Family-School Partnerships by welcoming families into the school, and helping teachers to communicate effectively with families about reading by providing ways to support student success in the home.
Take the First Step in Becoming a National PTA School of Excellence—Enrollment is now open!
Whether you are looking to step-up your PTA’s involvement in school improvements or something meaningful is happening between your PTA and school that deserves recognition, you will soon have a new opportunity to make a substantial, positive impact on school and student success.
We have rejuvenated the National PTA School of Excellence program to help PTAs strengthen the family-school partnership and make measurable progress together in one of three areas: Education, Health and safety, Arts and cultural exploration.
Teachers play a key role in student success, and sometimes a simple “thanks” is all a teacher needs to feel valued. Take the time to celebrate your students’ teachers during 2013 PTA Teacher Appreciation WeekSM May 6–10. Thank a teacher for their dedication to Common Core and your local PTA might win $500 to host a teacher appreciation luncheon at your school!
Between June 20-23, National PTA will host, for the first time, a Youth Leadership Summit in connection with the National PTA Annual Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This interactive leadership and advocacy training will prepare these youth leaders to mobilize their peers around specific issues in their school and community, such as ways to address bullying. Register a student now through June 1.
"Every Child, One Voice" by Jon Christopher Davis & Annagrey
The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
2012 National PTA Convention in San Jose, CA.