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At School

National PTA offers numerous programs, toolkits, awards & grants, and leadership networks focused on creating meaningful engagement of families in student success and school improvements. Each resource is guided by the PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.

Programs

School of Excellence

School of Excellence

Supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to engage more families in student success and school improvements, while creating stronger family-school-community connections.
Reflections

Reflections

Encourages and celebrates student participation in arts education opportunities through a nationwide awards program, which provokes students to reflect on a theme and use art to express their thoughts. The initiative also includes grants for local PTAs focused on enhancing arts education in their school or community.
Family Reading Experience

Family Reading Experience

A literacy event that engages families of grades K-5 students through interactive learning stations focused on core skills of reading: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. Families leave the event with stronger relationships with teachers and a deeper understanding of ways to enhance their own family reading experience at home.
Connect for Respect

Connect for Respect

Guides PTAs through a step-by-step process for assessing the school culture and convening all members of the school community to inform an action plan to prevent bullying. PTAs then lead a C4R Team of student leaders, parents and school staff to deploy the plan and create safer, more supportive peer relationships among students.
Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy Lifestyles

Offers an array of grants, family education resources, and advocacy tools for PTAs to engage families in the implementation of school wellness plans, while increasing awareness about and access to nutritious options and physical activity at school and at home.
Safety at Home and Play

Safety at Home and at Play

Encourages families to learn about important safety tips through six interactive learning stations.

Events & Celebrations

Every Child in Focus

Every Child in Focus

A campaign that celebrates diversity and strengthens inclusion in PTAs, schools and communities. Throughout the year, National PTA shares messages about what makes each child special and unique, as well as educates PTA and school leaders about the challenges and barriers that may hinder some children from learning.
Take Your Family to School Week

Take Your Family to School Week

Celebrated in February to mark PTA’s Founder’s Day on February 17, 1897, PTAs nationwide participate by hosting family education and celebration events. In its digital toolkit, National PTA provides everything needed to plan, promote and celebrate the event. Each year, hundreds of PTAs celebrate.
Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

During the first week in May, PTAs honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating children. National PTA has a promotional toolkit for PTAs to engage families in the celebration.

Family & Community Engagement Tools & Networks

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

Financial and in-kind support for PTAs, as well as recognition for effective leadership and engagement efforts.

Family & Community Engagement

Family & Community Engagement Toolkit

Assessment tools and guidance on how to achieve PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships, as well as access to family engagement resources such as the Parents' Guides for Supporting Student Success.

Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit

An array of tools and techniques to enhance your current outreach and diversity initiatives.

Male Engagement Toolkit

Male Engagement Toolkit

Resources to help build an active network of fathers involved in their child's education and school.

Military Alliance for Parents & Partners

Military Alliance for Parents & Partners

A group of organizations that work together to provide resources to and advocate for military-connected families.

Smart Talk

Smart Talk Toolkit

Sparks conversation between kids and parents about all the devices you use and how to be responsible. PTAs can incorporate tools in a PTA meeting or event, or share information with families at the school.
Special Needs Toolkit

Special Needs Toolkit

Guidance to educate and support families of newly diagnosed children with special needs on how to get the best special education, services and resources available to them.

Urban Family Engagement Network

Urban Family Engagement Network

A network of leaders focused on engaging all community stakeholders to work together to ensure urban students reach their full potential.