The National PTA Standards for Family School Partnerships has transformed family engagement across the country for over 20 years. The Standards gives schools guidance on how to improve family-school partnerships and sets the bar for best practices in six key tenets: 1) Welcome All Familes, 2) Communicate Effectively, 3) Support Student Success, 4) Speak Up for every Child, 5) Share Power, 6) Collaborate with Community. The NEW 2022 version includes 6 key Standards, with impactful edits to the goals and indicators to best support student success and well-being. Explore the updates and related resources by clicking on the 6 tenets below.
For Local PTA Leaders:
Read Strengthening Family-School Partnerships through Education Policy to jumpstart your own advocacy work.
Use the promotional toolkit to share the National Standards with PTA leaders in your network - coming soon!
Reflection Questions for PTA leaders - coming soon!
For Schools & Districts:
Grant Recipient Winners
National PTA Grants
We are proud to announce that we have 3 Local PTA Units who received National PTA Grants! Marigny Elementary PTA in Mandeville received the $2500 Healthy Minds Program Grant, and Caddo Parish Magnet High PTSA in Shreveport and Mandeville High PTSA in Mandeville each received the $1000 PTA Connected: Create with Kindness Program Grant. LAPTA will share with everyone how they use their grant money, once available.
Louisiana PTA Grants
The winners of the $750 LAPTA Reading & Literacy Grant are Covington Elementary PTA in Covington and Mandeville High PTSA in Mandeville! We can't wait to see how you make a difference in children's lives by increasing their reading and literacy. LAPTA encourages all Local PTA Units to host reading events at their schools because it is such a priority for our children's futures! See the remaining grant opportunities from LAPTA here and apply. We make it easy!
How to Advocate for Children? VOTE!
PTA's misssion is to advocate for all children, and the quickest and easiest way to advocate for children is to vote. Have your voice heard and get out and vote on December 10, 2022. See who is running in your parish by searching the Candidate Database. What are we voting for? Check your sample ballot, find your polling location, sign up for election alerts or find more information at Louisiana Secretary of State. Reference the document below to see the 3 constitutional amendments on the December 10 election day.