National PTA Awards $300K in Grants to PTAs and Schools Across the Country

National PTA announced this week that over $300,000 in grants have been awarded to more than 200 PTAs and schools across the country for programming during this school year. The funding is part of National PTA’s PTA ConnectedSTEM + Familieshealthy lifestyles and Take Your Family to School Week initiatives—key aspects of the association’s long-standing efforts to make a difference in the education, health, safety and well-being of every child through advocacy and family and community education.

“With the grants, these PTAs and schools will educate, engage and empower families; support student success; improve the health of students; expand knowledge about online safety; and increase access to STEM education,” said Leslie Boggs, president of National PTA. “National PTA is thrilled to provide the PTAs and schools with resources to support their work in these areas of critical importance to families and to the lives and futures of every child.”

Following are the grant recipients:

 35 local PTAs have been awarded a $1,000 grant sponsored by Mathnasium to host a math night for families at their schools.

  • 25 local PTAs have been selected to receive a $1,000 grant sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America along with Nestlé® Pure Life® bottled water to host healthy hydration events in their communities to encourage families to choose water and show the important role water plays in an overall healthy lifestyle.
  • 15 local PTAs have been awarded a $1,000 grant to promote family engagement in education during Take Your Family to School Week, Feb. 16-23, 2020. The grants are made possible by support from Office Depot.

“We are grateful to all of our sponsors for supporting the efforts of PTA to make a difference in the education, health, safety and well-being of every child,” added Nathan R. Monell, CAE, National PTA executive director. “Together, we are supporting families and helping all children realize their full potential.”

National PTA announced the grant recipients live on Facebook. Visit National PTA’s Facebook page to view the video. For more information about the grants, visit

 About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth. For more information, visit

School Wellness Symposium

The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals will be hosing an event in Columbia, MO, November 17-18, entitled “School Wellness Symposium – Building Bridges Together.”  The target audience is for K-12 educators, counselors, support staff, health professionals, higher education, clergy, and community decision-makers.


  • Closing Gaps in Achievement and Opportunity: Tyrone Howard
  • Race and Culture in Schools: Tyrone Howard
  • Creating A Culture of High Expectations: Anthony Colannino
  • Making Equity Matter: Maisah Howard
  • Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms: Maisah Howard
  • Building Relationships: Linda Jordan
  • Anxiety and Depression: Polly Patrick
  • Cultural Competency: Erica Battle
  • Social-Emotional Learning: Denise White
  • Hope in Learning: Venola Mason
  • Self-Care: Adam Drummond
  • Chemical Dependency: Linda Jordan
  • School Safety: Missouri School Boards Association
  • Medicaid 101: Missouri School Boards Association (Kim Ratcliffe) NKC Schools (Perry Hilvitz)

Registration and hotel information can be found here.