Parent and family involvement is the key to success in the schools. As involvement increases student achievement and success also increase.

What is PTA?

 PTA is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers, and others around the state who have a special interest in children, families, and schools. PTA membership is as diverse as Texas cultures, education levels, and parenting skills. By joining a PTA, a member automatically becomes part of the child-advocacy organization in the state--nearly 750,000 strong across Texas-and in the nation.

What does PTA do?

 PTAs work for children. PTAs meet together, study problems, support teachers, volunteer in schools, attend workshops on parenting and become informed on issues regarding children and youth. As a result, PTA members become better parents, teachers, and citizens.

How can parents benefit?

 PTA provides opportunities to meet and talk with parents who have similar worries. By sharing common concerns, they will feel more empowered to do the tough job of parenting. Being part of PTA results in parental support and makes school involvement easier. PTA also provides educational opportunities. From local-level parent education meetings to the Texas PTA Annual Convention, PTA encourages learning and the sharing of accomplishments. Ultimately, PTA provides the opportunity to serve, to volunteer, and to contribute to the welfare of all children, because children represent our future. PTA gives its members the opportunity not only to impact the local community, but to have input in major legislative and policy issues affecting children throughout the state and nation.