Tips for Running your PTA



A key to a strong PTA is a strong relationship with the principal.  Read Maryland PTA’s Principal’s Guide to PTA and share it with your principal!

Maryland PTA’s Principal’s Guide to PTA

Training Workshop Resources

New Officer Training

Yearly Planning Calendar

Treasurer Training

Important Websites for Treasurers

Tax Schedule

Improving Communications & Outreach

Committee Work

PTA Marketing Tools: PT(S)A Logos

When used properly, PTA logos and tagline create a consistent message, help unify all PTAs, and set PTA apart from the competition.

Create a customized logo:

Advocate the PTA Way

PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association in the US. Founded in 1897, PTA has a long, successful history of influencing federal policy to promote the education, health, and well-being of all children—resulting in kindergarten classes, child labor laws, school lunch programs, a juvenile justice system, and strengthened parent-teacher relationships. PTA continues that legacy today by fighting for change under its federal public policy priorities.

Learn more about how to advocate with PTA.                                              

Advocacy Toolkit

PTA Correspondence

PTA correspondence (email or mail) should not include business/professional information with your signature, which uses the PTA for personal gain, a violation of the non-commercial provision of our tax-exempt status and of our bylaws.

Council Memorials

PTA Council provides a memorial donation to the Maryland PTA Scholarship Fund whenever an administrator, teacher, or PTA officer dies while serving BCPS.  PTA Council also provides a memorial donation whenever a registered BCPS student dies. Should your school suffer such a loss, please contact the PTA Council. (It will be determined if the new Free State PTA will have a scholarship fund.)