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Plan Your School Year

PTA for Your Child This School Year

We want every family in our schools to join PTA, because we can do more together than apart. Join today!

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2023-2024 National PTA Calendar

Find solutions, resources and program opportunities to help you be here for the students and families in your community this school year using our National PTA Calendar.

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Thrive Learning Community

Grow your knowledge on key topics related to your local, district or state PTA. Our Thrive Learning Community is free, self-paced and mobile friendly. Check out our course catalog.

The Tips and Tools Your PTA Needs to Succeed

No matter what this school year looks like for you, you can count on National PTA to have your back to help you support your school community. Explore the leadership training and tools you need to succeed. Explore the Local Leader Kit.

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School of Excellence Enrollment

New school year—new PTA year goals! Get the head start your PTA needs to succeed by enrolling in the School of Excellence program. Enrollment is open until Oct. 15 at

Advocate with PTA

PTA for Your Child This School Year

In the new school year, PTAs continue to be essential voices in advocating for the health and safety of all children. Follow National PTA for policy resources and expert conversations to help you plan your own advocacy work for this school year on these issues.

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Multicultural Calendar

Celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion! Honor the diversity in your community with our multicultural calendar.

National PTA DEI Resource List

The National PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Resource List gives PTA leaders an easy way to share the many DEI tools that are available from National PTA. Use them to help plan trainings and events this year!

PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Plan Ahead for a Healthy School Year

Our kids are returning to school, but germs don’t have to. Maximizing in-school time requires protecting our kids from the spread of the flu and other illnesses caused by germs. Local PTAs can play a role in cultivating healthy habits that make a big difference. Read more.


Join PTA and Grow PTA Membership

Membership Mania

We are excited to share our membership initiative for local PTA leaders is back! Membership Mania is a fun and interactive journey that connects local leaders to other passionate leaders and offers free resources that will naturally integrate membership into all things PTA.

Sign up today to join us this school year to strengthen membership together and make every child’s potential a reality!

Membership is about Relationship

Membership 101

Membership 101: Design Your Membership Plan

Membership is everyone’s responsibility. Work with everyone on your board to design your membership growth plan for this year. Ask everyone to join your PTA! Check out these resources to help you create your PTA value message.

Enhance the PTA Membership Experience: Ask Everyone to Join

Over 20,000 local PTAs/PTSAs are Back to School, Back to PTA. Did you know that the number one reason why people do not join PTA is that they are never asked? We want to make asking easy! Check out our suite of customizable templates to help recruit new members.

There’s No One Way to Grow Your PTA!

In celebration of our 125th anniversary of National PTA last year, we’ve put together 125 Ways to Increase Membership—in person, virtually, however you PTA this year. Discover the many ways you can get more people involved in our mission. Read the brochure.

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Reflections 50th Anniversary

PTA Reflections Programs

Host a PTA Reflections program to spark arts education, creativity and fun at your school! Let us know of your participation by registering at

National PTA Programs and Grants for PTAs

Programs Where You Are

New! National PTA offers in-person and at-home program models so all students and families can engage. Our programs are designed to support the physical, social-emotional and learning needs of students while having fun! Get started.

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National PTA Programs In Person
Be sure to refer to current CDC guidance to host an In-Person model.

National PTA Programs At Home
At-Home models are further divided into three delivery methods: Real TimeSelf-Paced or Tech-Free.

Make Your PTA Dreams Come True

Are your dreams bigger than your budget? National PTA has need-based program funding opportunities to provide extra support to PTAs in running their programs. Explore the possibilities.

Strategic Plan: A 5-Year Roadmap to Advancing Our Mission

This five-year plan builds on our values and reflects the needs and interests of the families and leaders we serve. The goal is to expand our association’s work and leadership role to forward our mission and build a bright future for every child. Review our Strategic Plan.

Strategic Plan

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