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The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.  [MORE]

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New York State PTA

One Wembley Court
Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.452.8808
Toll Free: 1.877.569.7782
Fax: 518.452.8105


Convention 2014 – Nuts and Bolts Video

Convention 2014 Nuts and Bolts Video from Gracemarie Rozea on Vimeo.

Convention 2014 – At A Glance Video

Convention 2014 At A Glance Video from Gracemarie Rozea on Vimeo.

New York State 2015 Teacher of the Year

2015 Teacher of the Year from EngageNY on Vimeo.

The New York State Board of Regents announced on Tuesday, September 16, that Charles Giglio has been named the 2015 New York State Teacher of the Year.

Giglio, a Latin teacher at the Gloversville Enlarged School District in Gloversville, NY, was presented with a certificate of recognition by Regents Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch and Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr.

Giglio was also presented with the Thomas Sobol Award and the David Johnson Award, both created as annual gifts for recipients of the Teacher of the Year award.

For more about the Teacher of the Year, click here.

Visit the NYS Education website for the Teacher of the Year application here.

Unaccompanied Minor Children: Where Do We Go? What Can We Do?

Unaccompanied children at US border

The surge in numbers of unaccompanied minor children (predominantly from Central America) crossing southwestern U.S. borders has drawn much national attention. Compelled by poverty, socio-economic inequities, and high incidence of violence from gangs and drug cartels, parents seek passage to the U.S. for their daughters and sons. These children cross our borders carrying something more precious than their belongings – they carry hope, the hope that they will escape harm and that they will live a better life...

Click here to read more.

Membership Month Proclamation

Membership Month ProclamationSeptember 2014 is PTA Membership Month in New York State. Acknowledging the roots of the National PTA in the state, and our 116 years of service by our members, the declaration (linked to below) recognizes the efforts of the New York State PTA on behalf of all children and youth.

Units can proudly share and display this proclamation as they reach out to parents, teachers and the community to ask for their support of PTA by becoming members and carrying the card that counts.

Click here for the proclamation.

NYS PTA Summer Leadership Conference WAS A HOMERUN!

Attendees left feeling informed, connected and energized to hit it out of the park for the 2014-15 school year!

Thank you to all our Umps, coaches and team members for a successful event!

To view a video of events from the NYS PTA Summer Leadership Conference 2014, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from and iPad or iPhone.

Hear Our VOICE: It's Time to STAND UP Taller!

Dear Members,

Over the past several months, NYSPTA members have fought the good fight to let our elected officials know how to prioritize our concerns for public education. In just the past three weeks, you have sent more than 6,200 messages to legislators through our website, as well as made innumerable phone calls to communicate our message.

It has made a difference, but there is still more to do. Click here to find out what you need to do so that they Hear Our VOICE!

Membership - A Reminder to All Units

Final Membership payments and returned cards are past due. Payments were due 3/31. If you have not mailed in your payment or returned your cards, please do so immediately. Thank you for your recruitment efforts this membership year! Please send all payments to:

New York State PTA

One Wembley Court

Albany, NY  12205-3830

Remember that TWO signatures are required on all PTA checks and that any members not paid for by the deadline will not count towards Membership Awards!

NYS PTA Legislation/Education Conference Was a Great Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped put on this great event and to all of the attendees!!!! This was a most informative conference – now it's time to do what we do best, ADVOCATE!

To view a video of events from the NYS PTA Leg/Ed Conference 2014, click on the arrow below or click here if viewing from and iPad or iPhone.

Looking for Information about the Common Core Learning Standards?

The Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) video below has been provided by NYS PTA and is narrated by NYS PTA Education Coordinator, Dr. Bob Aloise.  Feel free to share this video with your region, unit and members.

NYSPTA NewCCLS Video from New York State PTA on Vimeo.


Send our PTA messages to Albany:  School Funding to Support Needs, Build Ideals/Early Childhood Education.  Click here to Take Action!

14 in '14 - National PTA Membership Challenge

National PTA challenges you to add 14 members to your PTA and a offers a chance to win $1,000.  For more details, click here

Membership Dues Deadline Is March 31!

All membership cards must be accounted for by March 31.  Checks for dues payments should be accompanied by a Dues Payment Form, which can be accessed by clicking here.  Payments must be received in the NYS PTA office by March 31st.  Please make sure PTA checks have TWO signatures!  All unused, voided or damaged cards must be returned to your Region Membership Chair accompanied by the Reconciliation Sheet that was sent in your February mailing packet - also by March 31.

Message to our Members: Hear Our Voice

We are offering a new campaign CORE to take with you to the upcoming SED forums: Value input from parents; Order a one-year delay; Implement first, test second; Create improved, flexible testing; Expand professional development. You will notice that these five key points spell out the word VOICE; this is intentional.

Our PTA VOICE must be heard and easy to remember. We stand for sensible measures that will help all children and families realize the promise of the Common Core standards. Click here for more information. (Click here to go directly to the Talking Points.)