A note from our Advocacy Chair:
Greetings Northside PTAs,
We’re gearing up for the new school year and working hard to bring innovative and fun changes to the way we all are involved in PTA. As most of you know, PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer child advocacy association in the United States. In the context of PTA, advocacy is the act of supporting and speaking up for children in schools and communities, as well as before government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting our children.
PTA has a long and successful history of influencing federal policy to promote the education, health, and well-being of all children. The influence of PTA has resulted in kindergarten classes, child labor laws, school lunch programs, a juvenile justice system, and strengthened parent-teacher relationships.
This year we will be bringing advocacy to the forefront and providing opportunities for all of you to get involved. Look out for our monthly advocacy topics, as well as current issues happening with our children’s education.
I look forward to working with each and every one of you in the future!
3rd Vice President
Advocacy & Title I Chairman