What is a PTA?
A PTA is a local, self-governing unit. It promotes the Purposes and Mission of the Missouri and the National PTA as it plans its programs and activities to meet the needs of children and youth in the community. It is linked through its all-inclusive membership and by its acceptance of the Purposes and Mission of the National PTA and the Missouri PTA. It shares in the resources of the entire organization, such as national and state conventions, workshops, conferences, publicity and special leadership development conferences.
All of us have a great responsibility to our children. As a PTA, your group is part of a larger community working on behalf of children advocating for health, welfare, safety, education, and the protection of children at every level of government. PTA is recognized throughout many communities as the organization that continues to make a difference for children's issues.
Benefits of Local, State, and National Affiliation
As a PTA, your parent group benefits from materials and information for parent education programs, safety awareness events, and legislative information.
Missouri PTA provides each PTA unit with a Summer Packet, including the Tool Kit, a Winter Packet, a Legislative Packet, and convention information. Each unit president receives the monthly CONTACT magazine to be used as a resource for PTA programs, leadership information and duties for officers.
As a PTA, your group is part of a larger community working on behalf of children advocating for health, welfare, safety, education, and the protection of children at every level of government. PTA is recognized throughout many communities as the organization that continues to make a difference for children's issues.
Your membership gives Missouri PTA and National PTA more clout when speaking to legislators on behalf of children.
As a PTA, you are an independent, self-governing organization where all members have a voice. Schools, school districts, or school boards do not control you. You have the opportunity to work together to decide on programs and projects to benefit children.
As a PTA, you have access to leadership training, excellent speakers, and networking with other PTAs just like you at the annual convention and leadership training conference. You have access to a network of knowledgeable people to assist you in your growth and development. Whether you have questions about fund raising, liability insurance, IRS forms, parliamentary procedure, or programs, we are here to help you.