Can People Find Your Unit on Your School’s Website?
It’s important that your unit has a presence on your school’s website! Ask your administration to post a link to your website or Facebook page under the “Parents” tab. Also make sure there’s current officer and contact information so everyone can find you!
Politics & Personnel Issues: Don’t Get Involved
An important reminder: PTA, which are non-profits, aren’t allowed to endorse candidates or get involved in school-system personnel issues.
Maryland PTA’s Principal’s Guide to PTA
Note that Free State PTA is the new state PTA organization; Maryland PTA no longer exists. Free State PTA will be updating this guide soon. A key to a strong PTA is a strong relationship with the principal. Read the Principal’s Guide to PTA and share it with your principal!
Training Workshop Resources
Fire Marshal Training
If you’re hosting a large event (over 50 people) at your school, someone from your unit should have received this training.
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: http://www.pta.org/about/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3097
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: https://www.pta.org/home/advocacy
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.
PTA Council used to provide a memorial donation to the Maryland PTA Scholarship Fund (MDPTA no longer exists) whenever an administrator, teacher, or PTA officer died while serving BCPS. PTA Council also provided a memorial donation whenever a registered BCPS student died. PTAs would contact PTA Council with this information. It will be determined if the new Free State PTA will have a scholarship fund.