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Take Your Family to School Week

Celebrating Family Engagement

National PTA’s Take Your Family to School Week, celebrated Feb. 11–17, 2024, is designed to provide families with an opportunity to get more involved in their child’s education and strengthen their partnerships with teachers and administrators. The timing of the week honors the day PTA was founded, Feb. 17, 1897.

Family Engagement Supports Student Success

Research shows that family engagement supports student success. Students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and pass their classes, attend school regularly, have better social skills and go on to post secondary education.

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For over 125 years, National PTA has been encouraging families to get more involved in their child’s education.

Help us celebrate PTA’s long legacy of family engagement during National PTA's Take Your Family to School Week by strengthening family-school partnerships using PTA's National Standards.

Eight Ways to Celebrate



Register for the continuation of our webinar series

Explore PTA’s six National Standards through panel discussions with leading practitioners, researchers and policymakers who are improving family-school partnerships so all children can reach their full potential.


Enhance PTA’s inclusion of historically underrepresented children and families

Access our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) Multicultural Reference Guide to connect your PTA to educational organizations and resources to further learning around different people and cultures in your community.

Check out our newest DEI resource to learn about PTAs leading the way in diversity, equity and inclusion:


Become a role model and advocate for transformative family engagement

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Take our 25-minute Transformative Family Engagement eLearning Course about the “Four I's” of transformative family engagement—being inclusive, individualized, integrated and impactful.

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Plan a National PTA program

Choose from over six different programs to provide engaging, educational and fun opportunities that inspire, recognize and impact all students and their families.

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Tune in to our Notes from the Backpack podcast


Speak up for the health and wellbeing of all children

Access our advocacy toolkit for everything from writing your legislators to scheduling Capitol Hill visits—even to reach out to the media.

Advocacy Toolkit

Learn how to advocate and take action in your community and on Capitol Hill by registering for our 2024 National PTA Legislative Convention.

Register Today


Host a community listening session

Discover how to provide families in your community with the opportunity to express their opinions, share ideas and tell their stories through our Facilitating Community Listening Sessions Guide:


Share the value of PTA with your community

Create your own PTA/PTSA value message to amplify the good work that your PTA does for your community every day and encourage others to join. 

Reasons You Belong


Email FamilyEngagement@PTA.org.