Plan Your School Year

In This Section

Notes from the Backpack Podcast

Join PTA For Your Child

Back to School with PTA

Plan Your School Year

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.

Belong with PTA

PTA For Your Child This School Year

As we enter our third Back-to-School season filled with COVID-19 safety precautions, PTA’s role in connecting parents and teachers—and supporting critical school needs. We want every family in our schools to join PTA, because we can do more together than apart. Join Today!

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

Enhance the PTA Membership Experience: Ask Everyone to Join

OneVoice Blog: 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. Read the blog for tips.

There’s No One Way to Grow Your PTA!

In celebration of our upcoming 125th anniversary of National PTA, 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.

National PTA 125th Anniversary

PTAs Share How They Engaged Families and Grew Membership

OneVoice Blog: A new school year means new opportunities to grow your PTA. Some PTAs were able to grow their membership, during the pandemic last year. Learn from their experiences as they share how they engaged their families and even grew membership! Blog post.

The New PTA Normal: PTA Amazing!

OneVoice Blog: This school year, don’t strive for “back to normal.” Instead, it is time to strive for amazing so we can accomplish astounding outcomes for children and families. This begins with two simple questions. What did we learn during the pandemic? How can we use it to do even more for children and families? Read the blog for insights.

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.

Real Time Icon

Self-Paced Icon

Tech-Free Icon

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

At Home
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 grants to provide extra support to PTAs in running their programs. Explore the possibilities.

Webinar Series: PTA Beyond the Building

You don't need a building to PTA! Learn strategies to promote membership and communicate the value of PTA outside of the traditional school setting. Watch our mini-webinars and get the tools you need to succeed. Check them out.


Keep Your Community Connected in a New Way

Connecting your school community via technology can be a challenge. Thanks to @thebandapp for putting together a 2022-2023 Online School Communication Guide. Learn how your PTA, teams, clubs and classes can connect easily on a safe and streamlined communication platform for free!

Enroll Now!

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. 1 at

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

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

Kids Running to School