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OUR MISSION

The PTA is...

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

Email: pta.office@nyspta.org

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.

VIRTUAL LOBBY DAY Is Here

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.

Membership Awards Applications Are Now Online!

In order to expedite the awards process, the Building a Better Community, Men Matter, and Founder's Day awards can now be applied for online.  Click here to apply today!

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.)