PTA History/Mission Statement
The Parent – Teacher Association
The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is a self-governing unit that plans its programs and activities to meet the needs of children and youth in the community. Each PTA has its own characteristics, but the underlying purpose of promoting the welfare of children and youth unites all PTA’s, and gives continuity and nationwide significance to their work.
The Purposes of the PTA
Founded February 17, 1897
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
- To raise the standards of home life.
- To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
- To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
- To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantage in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.
Mission Statement of the California State PTA
The mission of the California State PTA is to represent our members and to empower and support them with skills in advocacy, leadership, and communication to positively impact the lives of all children. Adopted by the California State PTA Board of Managers, March 1999
PTA Association Meetings
Association meetings are held in the Cafeteria at 6:30 p.m.
- It is required in the by-laws of the organization to have four meetings per year to which the entire membership is included.
- The purpose of these meetings is to approve the annual budget, approve nominations for next year’s board and vote on any issues requiring the entire association.
- These meetings are scheduled along with school programs to make it convenient for all PTA members to attend.
PTA Board Meetings
- PTA board meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month.
- The purpose of these meetings are for the officers and committee chairs to conduct their monthly business.
- Anyone wishing to observe may attend, but will be unable to vote.
- It is required in the by-laws of the organization to have four meetings per year to which the entire membership is included. (see PTA Association Meetings for more info).