National PTA® and AXA Foundation have awarded $1,000 Take Your Family to School Week® Grants to 45 PTAs. Read the news release to find out the winning PTAs.
PTA Take Your Family to School Week is celebrated each February to pay tribute to PTA’s legacy of building family-school partnerships. PTA Take Your Family to School Week will be held February 12–18, 2012 with the purpose of expanding and enhancing family engagement in schools across the country.
National PTA® offers grants to PTAs to implement programs that engage families in the school community. These grants can be used to build positive partnerships with teachers and families, connect parents to their children’s school experiences, and give children fun ways to share what they are learning and doing in class with their families.
Utah has a winner this year. It is Provost Elementary School PTA – Provo Utah
Provost Elementary PTA will host a weeklong event that is dedicated to bringing parents and the community into the school. Each day, the PTA has planned special events such as a family school breakfast, family school lunch and a family activities night. During this week Provost Elementary PTA will also hold a Title 1 night, where the Title 1 Coordinator will be onsite to discuss with the parents how they can help their children reach their goal of a higher education. By partnering with the local universities, Provost Elementary PTA will also begin a program dedicated to translating schools documents into Spanish so that the school can effectively communicate with all parents in the community. The goal of this program is to get parents more involved with their children's academic life and get everyone excited for their further education.
We encourage ALL PTA schools to apply for this grant for next year.