We are thrilled to announce the twenty-six entries advanced to the National PTA level and acknowledge the forty-eight Illinois PTA Honorable Mentions.
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National PTA School of Excellence
National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.
Enrollment for the 2020-2021 National PTA School of Excellence program is NOW OPEN (June 1 – Oct. 1)
Illinois PTA introduces our Family STEAM booklet!
It is with the deepest regret that Illinois PTA, will be canceling our annual SPOTLIGHT event scheduled for May 3, 2020 at Millikin University. Given the latest developments of the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak and the most recent recommendation by the Center for Disease Control, we must be mindful of the potential risks to our members and guests the event could have.
Know How to Talk to Your Teen About Instagram
Social media plays a big role in teens’ lives today. It’s where they connect with friends and family, celebrate major milestones, share everyday moments, and discover new passions and interests.
To help teens use social media safely and responsibly, National PTA and Instagram have partnered up to create this guide for parents and guardians.
Family Reading Experience
It doesn’t have to be National Reading Month to host a PTA Family Reading Experience. Check out our NEW, interactive approach that engages the whole family in reading activities!
Parents take part in the fun with their kids and leave the event with a deeper understanding of the simple ways they can support literacy. National PTA has partnered with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) to provide literacy expertise and activities to host an engaging and effective Family Reading Experience.
STEM & Families
National PTA’s STEM + Families initiative increases access to STEM education and careers, especially among under-represented youth, by developing, evaluating and sharing effective ways to engage families in STEM experiences, while working with partners to improve access to STEM school and community learning environments. PTA’s vision is that all students have the family and community support needed to access and pursue STEM opportunities and careers.
What Does It Mean to be PTA Connected?
Parenting in the digital age is complex.
PTA Connected strives to help children act safely, responsibly and thoughtfully online.National PTA has been a partner to parents on digital parenting topics for over 5 years, exploring in-depth the issues that are on the minds of today’s families, and connecting parents with tools, research and supports to make the best decisions for their children.
Connect for Respect
Research shows that one of the most effective ways to prevent bullying behavior is to create a positive school climate. School climate encompasses everything that contributes to a student’s experience with a school—from the physical building to policies, staff and peer culture.
Use the Connect for Respect (C4R) Toolkit to guide your PTA/PTSA in engaging students in improving the school climate and reducing bullying.