Virginia PTA
1027 Wilmer Avenue
Richmond VA 23227-2419
Phone: 804.264.1234
Toll Free: 866.4vakids (82.5437)
Fax: 804.264.4014
Hours: 8:00AM–4:30PM M-F

PTA Mission: 

To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Nominate a Super Teacher Today! 

Does your child's teacher go above and beyond classroom duty to inspire students? Does she lead them to new understanding and knowledge breakthroughs? Does he motivate them to reach higher and achieve their potential?

Answering "yes" to any of these questions means your child may know the most amazing of all super heroes – a Virginia Lottery Super Teacher.

Help us identify and recognize these education heroes!

Don't Wait!  Between now and February 15, 2016, nominate your child's Super Teacher at www.vasuperteacher.com. Out of the nominees, eight Virginia educators will be selected in 2016 as Super Teachers, winning $2,000 from the Virginia Lottery and $2,000 in classroom supplies from The Supply Room Companies.

Let's show our outstanding teachers how super-thankful we are for their hard work. Nominate a Super Teacher today!


Seniors, Don't Forget Scholarships!

Each year Virginia PTA offers scholarships to graduating Virginia high school students planning to enter teaching or other youth-serving professions. Each year, two special scholarships are given-a $1,200 scholarship memorializing M. Frieda Koontz, the Executive Secretary of the SCA from 1922-1950, and a $1,200 scholarship honoring S. John Davis, Virginia's Superintendent of Schools from 1979-1989. Additional $1,000 scholarships complete the scholarship awards package. Application Deadline is March 1, 2016 (postmarked). Click here for application.


Let's Get Cooking -- Healthy!  

It's baaaack and exclusive to PTAs/PTSAs - the Virginia PTA Power Plates Program! Power Plates is designed to encourage students to practice healthy eating habits by submitting their recipes. It is open to students from grades pre-kindergarten through 12. Submissions can be made in five categories: breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner entrée or side dish, and dessert. Visit the Power Plates page for the official rules and entry form.  Deadline:  March 4, 2016.


Recognize Your Leaders and Volunteers

When you're stuck inside due to cold and snow, why not think about how you can recognize your valued PTA Members. There are many Service Awards available through Virginia PTA, including PTA Distinguished Service Award and Certificate of Appreciation. If you are part of a PTSA, a great way to honor student contributions is with a PTA Student Leadership Award. These awards can be found here.

AND...an additional benefit...Virginia PTA's Scholarship Program is funded primarily by the proceeds of these awards!


Support LGBT Students and Families

Schools are places of learning. The climate of a school directly impacts both how well students learn and how well they interact with their peers. Students who are-or who are perceived to be-lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender (LGBT) continue to face a harsh reality.

Studies have shown that creating a supportive environment for LGBT students improves educational outcomes for all students, not just those who may identify as LGBT. Read more on resources available for Supporting LGBT Students and Families.


2015-2016 Reflections Update

The 2015-2016 Reflections program has almost come to a close! All district-level winners have gone on the state level. State winners will be notified by mail, and their entries will be kept for one year to be displayed at various Virginia PTA events. Thank you to all of this year's participants!

Looking forward to next year, we are excited to announce that the 2016-2017 Reflections theme is "What is Your Story?" We cannot wait to see more wonderful entries!


Membership Growth is Year Round!

Are you planning your next membership drive? Want to increase your PTA/PTSA membership diversity - strive for 25% Male Membership and/or 25% Student Membership awards. Want 100% support of school administration - strive for 100% Teachers, Principal and Asst. Principal Award. Check out all the valuable membership tools and membership awards detailing application requirements and submission deadline dates. Remember these awards show value to your school and your members.

 

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