Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
What is the Parent Teacher Association?
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is the official organization of the parent body in a school. Every New York City public school is required by the New York State Education Law and the New York City Dept of Education Chancellor’s Regulations to have a PTA in every school. All parents/guardians of children in a school which includes step-parents, legally appointed guardians, foster parents and persons in parental relation are automatically members of the school’s PTA. Because of their guaranteed rights and responsibilities, PTAs can be the most direct vehicle for parent involvement in the schools, allowing parents to serve as partners both in their children’s educations and in the schools themselves.
Our responsibilities as the PTA is to advocate for students and families involvement, update parents and families about the school, and finally plan and run activities for parents and families.
How do we help the school community
Our PTA can support the school by hosting parent workshops, organizing activities for families, raising money to support improvements in our school, and running volunteer events