About PTA

 PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. 


PTA Values

  • Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
  • Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
  • Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
  • Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
  • Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.

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Farmington Arae PTA Council is a member of Michigan PTA and National PTA.

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About Farmington Area PTA Council

 The Farmington PTA Council represents 16 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school PTAs and PTSAs located in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Farmington Public Schools PTAs represent more than 4,000 members. Farmington PTA Council is a member of Michigan PTA and National PTA, the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the country. 


The Farmington Area PTA Council Mission Statement is to be advocates for the children by focusing the strengths of local PTAs, by impacting decisions on relevant issues at the local, state and national level, and by providing a forum for leadership development, information exchange, discussion and action on issues affecting youth and children. 


 Farmington PTA Council, as a member of National PTA, believes in parents’ rights to advocate for their children.  The National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships include Standard 4: Speaking up for every child—Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.  As an example of this, Farmington PTA Council would like to share the Farmington Public School district procedures for advocating for your child if you feel their needs are not being met. 


Farmington Area PTA Council Officers:

  • President- Beth Hulett
  • Vice President of Advocacy- Jenn Garland
  • Vice President of Enrichments- Kelli Carpenter Crawford
  • Vice President of Membership- Monica Cardenas
  • Treasurer- Becky Lasecki
  • Secretary- OPEN
  • Past President- Mike Walters


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About Michigan PTA

 

The Michigan Parent Teacher Association (Michigan PTA), a chapter of the National PTA, was established in Battle Creek, Michigan May 19, 1918. Since its start, Michigan PTA has been a leading voice in advocacy for children and families in Michigan.

Michigan PTA promotes local, regional and state efforts to focused on the education and well-being of all children in our state by working with families, educators, school boards, statewide associations and non-profit organizations, business and community leaders, the legislature, the State Board of Education and the Michigan Department of Education to ensure child-related concerns are being met.

Michigan PTA is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.


Mission Statement

Michigan PTA Mobilizes the forces of school, home, and community in order to ensure a quality education and nurturing environment for every child.

Purposes

The purposes of the Michigan PTA are: 

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship, and throughout the community;
  • To raise the standards of home life;
  • To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth;
  • To promote the collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth;
  • To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of all children and youth; and
  • To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding.

About National PTA

  PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
PTA Values

  • Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
  • Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
  • Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
  • Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
  • Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.

Types of PTAs

Local PTAs

PTA at the local level is linked to the state PTA and the national PTA organization, forming a nationwide network of members working on behalf of all children and youth.

Because of its connections to the state and national PTAs, the local PTA is a valuable resource to its school community with:

Access to programs to benefit children, youth, and their families
Recognition and size to influence the formulation of laws, policies, and practices—education or legislative.

Early Childhood PTAs

Preschool groups often round up parents from several neighborhoods and various early-childhood programs. They involve child-care providers, grandparents, and others concerned with the education and development of children from birth to age five.


Parent-Teacher-Student-Associations

PTSAs actually provide youth members with the opportunity to make a difference by developing leadership skills, learning about the legislative process, increasing their self-esteem, and contributing to the school. In turn, adult members gain a new perspective for program development, as well as acquire a better understanding of the youth of today.


Special Education PTAs

PTA believes that all children have the right to a quality public education, which allows each child the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential. 

The History of PTA in Farmington Public Schools, Michigan

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PTA Membership

PTA membership is open to everyone. Farmington Public Schools PTAs are autonomous but supported by national, state and district structures. When you join PTA, you are helping National PTA, Michigan PTA, Farmington PTA Council and your local unit. Contact your local PTA or school office for membership information for your school.


Businesses are welcome to join PTA as a Business Partner. When you join the Farmington PTA Council as a business member with annual membership dues of $60, you help our local PTAs, Michigan PTA and National PTA. PTA Membership provides businesses with visibility and recognition while increasing cooperation among schools, businesses and the community. When customers see your PTA member logo, they know your business cares about our children’s education and well-being. 

Limited Time- Michigan PTA Centennial Business Membership

  

When you join your local PTA/PTSA as a business member, your $100 annual membership supports child advocacy efforts locally, state-wide and nationally. For more than a century, PTA has reminded our nation of its obligations to children and provided resources and important information to parents and teachers. Historically, PTA’s advocacy efforts have accomplished many important initiatives including: 

  

· Kindergarten in the public school system 

· Tobacco and weapon free schools 

· Child labor laws to protect against unsafe working practices and conditions 

· A separate criminal justice system for juvenile offenders 

· Federally funded hot lunches 

· School bus safety regulations 

· The content-rating system for television programs 

· Labels with “explicit lyrics – parent alert” on music recordings 

· Drug free school zones 

· 25 mph school speed zone 

· Latch Key child care programs 

The Power of PTA

A brief history of PTA in Farmington Public Schools.