What is a 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 youth.
- To bring into closer relation the home and the school, so that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
- To develop between educators and the general public a united effort that will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.
A PTA is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers and others around the state that 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 a PTA, a member automatically becomes part of the largest child-advocacy organization in the state – over 630,000 strong across Texas.
Studies have proven that membership in PTA provides your child and other children around you with a greater chance of achieving in school. As a PTA member, you are more likely to be an informed, involved parent. These are dangerous times for children. More than ever, it is important for parents to learn ways to keep children safe, trouble free and involved in school. PTA is the best place to gain that knowledge.
(Information obtained from: txpta.org)