December Membership Challenge

Our December membership challenge is to Give the Gift of Membership!! We can all help Unwrap A Child’s Potential when we increase our numbers to advocate for ALL students. We challenge each of our units and members to gift memberships to those parents or students who wish to be involved, but might not be able to purchase a membership. There will not be an incentive attached to this challenge, but rather we hope that everyone will pass the gift of membership onto others.

We would love to recognize each unit that participates!! E-mail membershipvp@mopta.org to let us know how your members shared their generosity with others to make a difference in the lives of children.


National PTA and New Jersey PTA Statement on Shooting at Pleasantville High School Football Game

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Nov. 18, 2019)—National PTA President Leslie Boggs and New Jersey PTA President Cathy Lindenbaum issued the following statement about the shooting during the football game between Camden and Pleasantville high schools in Pleasantville, N.J.:

“National PTA, New Jersey PTA and all PTA members nationwide are saddened and angered to know that New Jersey has now joined the many other states that have been plagued by senseless gun violence. The shooting that occurred on Friday evening during the high school football game was a horrific event that will change the lives of those affected forever.

“This was the second shooting on school grounds in two days. We have said it again and again—enough is enough. Combating gun violence is a top priority of PTA and we demand that Congress and the president take action immediately to change our nation’s gun laws. We elected these leaders to build and enact solutions to painful problems—and gun violence is a very painful problem. Continuing to do nothing is beyond unacceptable.

“Limiting access to firearms and assault weapons and strengthening background checks can and will save lives. Congress must enact common-sense legislation today to help prevent future tragedies from occurring. We cannot wait any longer.

“We’ve all heard the argument that no matter what is done or what laws are put in place there will be those who will break the law. That same argument can be made about speed limits—people break them every day, but does that mean we shouldn’t have them? No. They prevent accidents and they save lives. We need speed limits, just like we need universal background checks, ‘red flag’ laws and other measures that will decrease gun violence and make our schools and communities safer for everyone.

“PTA members will always remain advocates for the safety and well-being of all children. We encourage everyone to get involved in our efforts to protect every child. Our association has developed resources for parents to ensure schools are safe and supportive places for their children as well as learn how to talk to their children about violence.

“This Giving Tuesday (Dec. 3), we are focusing on raising awareness about gun violence prevention. Join us in demanding action to keep our children safe.”

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 PTA.org.

About New Jersey PTA

New Jersey PTA comprises over 110,000 of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement 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 in the education, health, and welfare of children and youth. For more information, visit NJPTA.org.