About the PTA

What is PTA (Parent-Teacher Association)?

PTA is the largest child advocacy organization in the United States. Every member of Pearsontown PTA is also a member of the Durham PTA, the North Carolina PTA, and the National PTA.

The National PTA works closely with other national education and health agencies and organizations, advocating policies for children’s rights to better education, health and welfare. It provides programs, publications, videos and training to state and local PTAs.

Pearsontown PTA Ethics Policy

Pearsontown Elementary Elected Officers Description

The only elected officers of this local PTA shall be a president, one or more vice president(s), a secretary, and a treasurer. No PTA member shall serve in more than one elected position at a time.

Read all about the Pearsontown Elected Office here.

NCPTA Member Benefits and Opportunities

NCPTA teams up with businesses committed to supporting PTA’s mission of serving all children by offering our members special discounts and other unique opportunities.  See the latest discounts here.

The mission of the PTA is threefold:

To support and speak on behalf of children and youth

  • in the schools, in the community, and before governmental
    bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting
    children; and
  • To assist parents in developing the skills they need
    to raise and protect their children; and

To encourage parent and public involvement in the public
schools of this nation.

The objectives of the North Carolina PTA are:

  • 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 relations 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 efforts as well as secure for all children
    and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental,
    social, and spiritual educations.

Remember, what you get from the PTA depends on how much you:

  • Participate in programs
  • Vote on PTA issues and PTA officer elections
  • Learn what is available to you from your local, state
    and national PTA.
  • Encourage your PTA to conduct programs helpful to you
    and your children.