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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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Need Help Building a PA/PTA Website?
Is your PA/PTA interested in creating a website but doesn't have a parent able to take on the project? You can get professional, free assistance throu...
Win a $1,000 Target GiftCard™ to Fund a Wellness Project in Your School
February 26, 2018
Do you have an idea for a wellness project that encourages student or family engagement to promote a healthy school environment? Would you like to jump-start your school garden, design a dynamic schoolyard, or host a healthy family cook-off? Do you want to purchase new Physical Education (PE) equipment, create a living green wall, or try out another innovative idea? The New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) Office of School Wellness Programs is excited to collaborate with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to offer schools the opportunity to win a $1,000 Target GiftCard™.
Thinking about Incorporating or Becoming a 501(c)(3)?
If your PA/PTA is wondering what it means to become incorporated or obtain tax-exempt status, take a look at this section of the website. Learn how y...