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Standard 1 – Welcoming All Families
Actions for making families feel welcomed, valued and connected to each other and the school.
Standard 2 – Communicating Effectively
The building blocks to effective communication between parents, schools and parent groups
Standard 3 – Supporting Student Success
Encouraging parent involvement to heighten student achievement
Standard 4 – Speaking Up for Every Child
Methods for becoming an effective advocate for children and their education
Standard 5 – Sharing Power
Ways to share power between families, students, teachers, school staff and the community
Standard 6 – Collaborating With Community
Resources for connecting the school with the community
PTA’s Vision: Every child’s potential is a reality.
PTA’s Mission: To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Colorado PTA was founded in 1907 as the Colorado Congress of Mothers and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1915. Since its founding, Colorado PTA has served as a nonsectarian, nonpartisan advocate for the child and for parental engagement.
As the volunteer-run, state chapter of PTA, Colorado PTA acts as the link between the national association, based in Alexandria, VA and the local school PTAs (known as local units) located throughout the State of Colorado.
As a chartered, membership-based organization, each local unit, while maintaining its own autonomy, also benefits from being supported by this state and national structure which provides valuable information, resources and training. Through this structure, local unit members automatically obtain membership in both Colorado PTA and National PTA as well.
A PTA Code of Ethics
National Standards for Family-School Partnerships Implementation Guide
The benefits of family-school-community partnerships are many: higher teacher morale, more parent involvement, and greater student success are only a few. That is why PTA developed the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships Implementation Guide, a tool for empowering people to work together with an end goal of building family-school partnerships and student success.
For each of the six National Standards for Family-School Partnerships, this online guide provides:
- An explanation of each standard and its importance
- Insights to help convince educators of the standard’s value
- A success story from a school community
- Action steps for your school community
- Resources to enhance your understanding
The full guide, downloadable as a PDF, provides additional details, background, research, and success stories.
Who should use this guide?
Anyone with a stake in improving schools and student achievement can use this tool: PTA leaders, parents, school administrators, school board members, community organizations, and more.