The National PTA Legacy: The Past, The Present, The Future—The Work that Connects Us

In my last blog, I shared with you the story of what is happening today throughout our country. A story that connects the PTA work of today with the legacy of our founders. We shared how our unique structure and our long history of serving all children and families made us the only organization perfectly situated to help meet the immediate needs of communities … [Read More...]

How Parents Feel About Assessments in a Pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the health and safety of students and educators remains at the forefront of every parent and family’s mind this school year. It’s hard to focus on anything else, but when it comes to education, these are not the only concerns. The effects of the pandemic on our students are much further reaching than simply the way in which … [Read More...]

Emergency Relief Funding – Part 1 of a 3 Part Series

The National PTA Legacy:  The Past, The Present, The Future - The Work that Connects Us National PTA was founded over 120 years ago. This is how long PTAs have been doing work in our communities. Let that sink in… And today, the work continues. PTAs are alive and active in over 21,000 units and in PTAs continue the work our founders started to ensure every … [Read More...]

Welcome Back Packs for a Safe Return to School

Lysol provides teachers and schools with resources to teach healthy habits   Back to school looks different this year for students nationwide, and it is as important as ever for heathy habits to be taught and practiced both inside and outside of the classroom. That’s why Lysol created Welcome Back Packs as part of the brand’s HERE for Healthy Schools … [Read More...]

Tips for How to Fundraise in These Times

For most people, it’s hard to even begin to process how different the school experience is for children today, let alone administrators, teachers and staff. It’s simply complicated beyond compare. And then, as a parent leader, try figuring out how you can still raise those critically needed funds with all of the changes at your school. Can it even be … [Read More...]

Celebrating Arts & Humanities through the School of Excellence

National PTA and the School of Excellence program recognize that schools and PTAs can take an active role in supporting of arts education. Throughout the country, arts education programming is being slashed, leaving all students, artists or not, without a creative outlet to explore their own experiences and identities. Understanding this, some of our School of … [Read More...]