PTSA Mission & Vision
THE PARENT TEACHER STUDENT ASSOCIATION
Membership is open to anyone who believes in the mission and purposes of the Parent Teacher Student Association. Individual members may belong to any number of PTA/PTSAs and pay dues in each. Every person who joins a local PTA/PTSA automatically becomes a member of both the state and national PTA/PTSAs.
Together we are a powerful voice for children. With your help, we can continue to work toward PTA/PTSA’s goal of quality education and nurturing environment for every child.
Making every child’s potential a reality.
To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in schools, 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.
To encourage parents and public involvement in the public schools of our Nation.
PTSA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships:
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community.
Families are active participants in the life of the school and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class.
Standard 2: Communicating effectively.
Families and school staff engage in regular, two-way, meaningful communication about student learning.
Standard 3: Supporting student success.
Families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students’ learning and healthy development both at home and at school and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
Standard 4: Speaking up for every child.
Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to opportunities that will support their success.
Standard 5: Sharing power.
Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform influence and create policies, practices, and programs.
Standard 6: Collaborating with the community.
Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.