Welcome to a new PTA term. Thank you for your leadership.
You are part of an amazing association with strength and resiliency that comes from you and leaders like you. We are still facing challenges in our schools, communities, and in PTA, and I want you to know that we are all here for you. Together, as PTA leaders, we positively impact the world through our focus on what is best for our children – all children. That has been PTA’s mission for more than 125 years. This is your kind of PTA. You are connecting, including, inspiring, and growing PTA and your school communities. We are here to support you along this journey.
The Leaders’ Website contains information and resources for you and your PTA team. Please share it with your board and committee members. You can pass along links from the site or pages from the welcome packet either by printing them or sharing them electronically. To help with planning, make copies of the Planning and Due Date calendar. Feel free to download and share extra copies of anything you need from our website and use the many links and QR codes.
The PTA calendar in the welcome packet can help keep you on track. It includes highlights to keep in mind but does not include everything. Like you, we are always making plans during the year, so check the PTA calendar on the Leaders’ Website often to learn about new and exciting events and opportunities as they come up. Stay in contact with your council and district leaders, and add their deadlines and information to the calendar provided so you don’t miss out on local and regional opportunities either!
We urge you to take advantage of our numerous online resources. They are designed to help you in all aspects of running your PTA, from advocating for children’s issues, to gaining members, to learning about the education system, to understanding your bylaws. You’ll find all you need to know to make your job easier and positively impact the lives of children and families. When you share resources and empower others, you help assure the success of your PTA.
You can view or download all materials in their the full “Leaders Welcome Packet,” “Running Your PTA … Made Easy,” and the “2022 Convention Highlights,” on the Leaders’ Website.
We know your PTA year will be exciting and probably busy, so a little planning can make all the difference. Setting goals and timelines now can help create a positive and productive PTA year. The resources in this section and elsewhere on our website are designed to spark new ideas, confirm best practices, inspire leaders, and provide guidance for a safe, fun, productive school year. Be sure to follow and engage with us on social media; we love to know all the great things you are doing.
Thank you for your dedication, commitment, and service to positively impact the lives of all children and families, and for all you do on behalf of the children and families you serve.
This is your KIND of PTA,
Carol Green President, California State PTA