WHAT IS PTA?
Welcome! PTA is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers and
others around the state who have a special interest in children, families and
schools. PTA membership is as diverse as Texas is in cultures, education
levels and parenting skills. By joining PTA, a member automatically becomes
part of the largest child-advocacy organization in the state -- over 630,000
strong across Texas.
The mission of the PTA is three-fold:
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in
the community and before governmental bodies and other
organizations that make decisions affecting children;
To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect
their children; and
To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of
THE PURPOSE OF PTA
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school,
community and place of worship;
To raise the standards of home life;
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and
teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and
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, social and spiritual education.
WHAT DOES PTA DO?
PTAs work for children. PTAs meet together, study problems, support
teachers, volunteer in schools, attend workshops on parenting and become
informed on issues regarding children and youth. As a result, PTA members
become better parents, teachers and citizens.
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 school.
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.
HOW DO I JOIN THE PTA?
To join your local campus PTA, please contact the PTA President or campus