Our local PTA/PTSA units work in partnership with their school’s principal and staff, as well as the community-at-large to provide programs and services that enhance the educational environment for all children. They also implement programs that create a sense of community for the families of children enrolled at that school.
The PTA/PTSA units work to keep parents informed of legislative activities pertaining to children and public education at both the state and federal levels. They keep parents and community involved and informed through PTA websites, calendars, newsletters, and emails.
The Northwest Suburban Council (NWSC) promotes communications and cooperation among the local units. The NWSC works with District 15 and the units to support parent involvement both at home and in the schools. The Council provides local units with State and National PTA programs and gives volunteers opportunities to develop as leaders in their schools and community.
PTA is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) service organization. The National PTA, of which all local units are members, is the largest volunteer organization advocating on behalf of children. All PTA/PTSA units in NWSC are committed to the Purposes of the National PTA:
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship;
- To raise the standards of home life;
- To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth;
- To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth;
- To develop between educators and the general public such united effort as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
For information on becoming involved, call your school office for the name of your school’s PTA contact.