Missouri PTA Teacher Education Scholarships – Deadline is FAST Approaching!

Hello Local Unit & Council Leaders! Missouri PTA Teacher Education Scholarships are open to any high school senior in a Missouri public high school with at least one PTA/PTSA unit in the school district in good standing.  Only one application is accepted from each school. Please help us promote this opportunity to the high school(s) in… Continue reading Missouri PTA Teacher Education Scholarships – Deadline is FAST Approaching!

National PTA Diversity Awards Application Is Open

The application closes March 14, 2021 at 11PM EST/ 8PM PST. Do you know of a PTA (including your own) who has made significant progress in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion – from diversifying its membership or leadership to creating a culture of belonging to ending discriminatory practices? National PTA is now accepting applications for the… Continue reading National PTA Diversity Awards Application Is Open

DESE Priority Standards Feedback Request

DESE is requesting feedback on Priority Standards from Missouri families. If you would like to participate please see the letter below and share with your units and councils. [gview file=”https://mopta.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DESE-Priority-Standards-Letter.pdf”]

Upcoming Webinars

The Hunt Institute is offering the following upcoming webinars. GOVERNING PRINCIPALS: Investing in Career & Technical Education September 29, 2020 at 11:00am ET With economic hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that states are thoughtful and deliberate in how they are investing in developing their workforce. In this… Continue reading Upcoming Webinars

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Nextdoor Launches First-of-its-Kind National Campaign Empowering Neighbors to Raise Funds for Local Schools Who Need it Most

Nextdoor is launching a new national campaign and collaborating with National PTA to tap into neighborhoods to raise funds for schools and families as an unpredictable school year gets underway. From distance learning and food insecurities to technology access, school communities are facing unprecedented challenges. Through this collaboration, PTAs for the first time can instantly reach… Continue reading Nextdoor Launches First-of-its-Kind National Campaign Empowering Neighbors to Raise Funds for Local Schools Who Need it Most

Missouri PTA Signs-On to show support of extending key Child Nutrition Waivers through June 30, 2021

While extending the child nutrition waivers through December 31, 2020 is an important first step, it is critical that these waivers are available through June 30, 2021, and that this extension is made quickly. Schools and community sponsors need consistency and time in order to effectively plan and implement meal service. Requiring school nutrition directors… Continue reading Missouri PTA Signs-On to show support of extending key Child Nutrition Waivers through June 30, 2021

National PTA Designates Sept. 14-18 ‘Back-to-School Week’

National PTA has designated Sept. 14-18 Back-to-School Week to support families, teachers and PTA leaders as schools reopen across the country. Throughout the week, National PTA will share information and resources on social media using #PTABackToSchool and at PTA.org/BackToSchool to help school communities navigate the new school year and address the challenges that have emerged… Continue reading National PTA Designates Sept. 14-18 ‘Back-to-School Week’

Special Missouri PTA Event – Zooming into Membership

Missouri PTA is excited to announce a wonderful partnership with National PTA. We will be holding a series of special events in cooperation with the National PTA called Zooming into Membership (ZIM). These events will focus the spotlight on Local Units across the state to share ideas on retaining and increasing PTA membership. This month we… Continue reading Special Missouri PTA Event – Zooming into Membership

National PTA 50th Anniversary Unification Webinar

National PTA is holding a special event on August 20th, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Central) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the unification of  the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (NCCPT) and the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (NCPT) to form National PTA. “In these unprecedented times, we must be unified in… Continue reading National PTA 50th Anniversary Unification Webinar

New Resources from The Center for Family Engagement

8/20 @ 11 am EST Webinar: PTA History 101 – The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers and Unification 50 years ago, the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers (NCCPT) and the National Congress of Parents and Teachers signed a declaration of unification forming the National PTA. On Thursday, August 20th at 11:00… Continue reading New Resources from The Center for Family Engagement