Welcome To Kansas PTA

Welcome to the Kansas PTA website.  We hope that you find valuable resources and information that will benefit you as a member of the PTA and as a parent of a school aged child.


Kansas PTA Citizenship Contest!

Now with school in full swing, it is time to start thinking about getting students started on their Citizenship submissions for the 2014-2015 school year. The theme for this year's Citizenship contest is: “How can you help impact you community that will be remembered 100 years from now?”  Students in grades 5th through 9th grade are encourage to write either a poem or essay on this theme.  Local units can start promoting this in their schools now.  Entries must be submitted to the local unit on or before October 17, 2015.  After the local units have had a chance to judge the entries, they can move the entry onto the Council/Field Service Representative level.  All dates for entries are listed on the Awards and Contest page.  
 
Student entry forms, Local Unit Data Forms, and Judging are found in the Citizenship Packet here.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Robert DeNooy, Kansas PTA Arts in Education and Awards Chairman (robert.denooy@gmail.com or 913-271-6892)

Back to School Kits from National PTA!!

Local unit presidents, have you ordered this year's Back to School KIT? Don't miss out on resources and interactive guides to get your #PTAleadership team started on the right track. http://bit.ly/1wDv3RD #everychild

 


 

Kansas College and Career Ready Standards

Kansas PTA will spend the next year training our members on advocacy and educating parents and communities across the state about the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards. These standards, if properly implemented, will increase achievement for Kansas’s children. Kansas PTA along with National PTA fully supports the implementation of the standards.
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We want to introduce a new Partnership, the Kansas State PTA/ItAllcounts program. The program is very unique and innovative! The ItAllCounts program is a NO COST program where the Parents and Supporters earn money for their personal account and at the same time the PTA/School earns money when Parents, Teachers and Supporters shop online. ItAllCounts will build a personal Landing page for each school/PTA at no cost.

Example of how the program works: If a Parent spends $100.00 at Kohl’s and they give a 5% Contribution/Rebate: $2.50 goes to the Parent Personal account and $2.50 goes to the School/PTA account. (The prices and coupons /discounts are same as you normally pay) They also give each PTA Member a $5.00 credit when their personal account reaches $10.00 in contributions/Rebates. ItAllCounts will Sponsor the State PTA with a 10% Bonus of all Monies raised after 12 months. This is a WIN for our families and Teachers and our PTA’s.
 

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ItAllCounts

 

 


 

"Kansas PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and does not endorse any candidate seeking elected office."

Individuals, including employers, officers, and directors of nonprofits may engage in political campaign activities as private citizens, on their own time, and using their own facilities and resources. Furthermore, individuals may endorse candidates and send out election information, as long as they do not use their official PTA title or position, do not mention PTA in their information or use a PTA website to do so. If there is a possibility that the aforementioned activities may be associated with the PTA, disclaimers or other statements may be necessary.

As a 501(c)3 association, we adhere to the guidelines set forth for our association. Individuals have every right to support and campaign for candidates of their choice. Voting records of candidates are a matter of public record and can be easily accessed by visiting the State of Kansas website.

Kansas PTA Advocacy Brochure

 


 

As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.

PTA was created to meet a profound challenge: to better the lives of children. And today, it continues to flourish because PTA has never lost sight of its goal: to change the lives of children across our great nation for the better.

PTA does not act alone. Working in cooperation with many national education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups and federal agencies, the national PTA organization collaborates on projects that benefit children and that bring valuable resources to its members.

Kansas PTA was founded in 1914 and has been working since that date for a quality education and the health, safety and well being of each and every child in Kansas. We encourage dads, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and community members to join us in our work for all children. Our current issues are to support the Common Core Standards Initiative, programs including - Million Hours of Power, Three for Me, MORE, Healthy Lifestyles, Family Engagement in Education and incorporating the PTA National Standards into Kansas education. We invite you to become a member of Kansas PTA and to become a part of our advocacy efforts for each and every child!