A local PTA is a constituent association organized under the authority of the New York State Congress of Parents and Teachers, Inc. (the New York State PTA), a branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (the National PTA).
Parent Teacher Association® and PTA® are registered service marks of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (National PTA). Only those groups chartered by the New York State PTA are entitled to use the name PTA. Any other use constitutes trademark infringement.
PTA offers a variety of programs to help parents, students, and communities succeed. PTA presents signature programs such as:Healthy Lifestyles as well as annual events such as Start the Art and Teacher Appreciation Week.
PTA encourages parent involvement through its hallmark Family-School Partnerships initiative and the accompanying National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. PTA Reflections is the most successful arts program in the nation, reaching thousands of students each year.
PTA’s Awards programs honor outstanding work. For example, the Hearst Awards recognize local units’ efforts to build family-school partnerships. The Mary Lou Anderson Reflections Arts Enhancement Grants support student-centered arts education programs.