PTAlink’s mission is to improve the quality of education for all children in the New York City public school system by making parent organizations stronger and more effective.
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You can make a difference in your child's school or in the wider education system. There are many ways to be a leader as a NYC public school parent.
Running a PA/PTA
Running a PA/PTA
What does it take to run a PA/PTA? Officers have specific obligations but members play important roles as well. Understanding what's involved can help your PA/PTA be effective and operate smoothly.
Many PA/PTAs contribute to their schools by creating community-building activities, student enrichment programs, and events for families.
While PA/PTAs are not obligated to raise money, there are many creative options for those groups that choose to collect funds to improve schools and enrich students’ education.
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Has your PA/PTA Elected New Officers for 2019-2020?
It's time to hold your board transition meeting. Click on the link to our "Board Transition" page below for help.
Changes to School Diversity Planning
June 12, 2019
Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced that the city will adopt the vast majoirty of the preliminary recommendations made by the School Diversity Advisory Group (SDAG). Included is a provision on PA/PTA equity.
NYC Healthy School Food Alliance
February 4, 2019
A new parent-led, grassroots advocacy group working for holistic school food reform, including scratch-cooked meals, nutrition education, school gardens, and longer lunch and recess times has been making news. Read about them in this recent Daily News piece.