Parent Teacher Association (PTA), Kansas

Address: 715 S.W. 10th Street, Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers
Topeka,, KS 66612-1686
Phone: (785) 234-5782 Email: kansaspta@gmail.com Website: http://www.kansas-pta.org/

The KANSAS PTA is chartered under the National PTA and shares the same purposes. It is a volunteer organization seeking to unite home, school and community in promoting the education, health and safety of children, youth and families.

HISTORY
The Kansas Congress of Parents and Teachers was formed in 1914 when several branches of nationally chartered local PTA units from all over the state of Kansas came together in Topeka to form a state branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers.

The KANSAS PTA participates in the following programs and projects sponsored by the National PTA:
National PTA’s National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs
Building Successful Partnerships: A Guide for Developing Parent and Family Involvement Programs
How To Help Your Child Succeed
Reflections Program: An Arts Recognition and Achievement Program for Students. “Diversity…” is the 2011 – 2012 theme.
National PTA-Phoebe Apperson Hearst Excellence in Education Partnership Award
Programs-to-Go
Safe and Nurturing Environments
Building a Healthy Child
Helping Children Cope with Tragedy
Keeping Your Kids Drug Free: A How to Guide for Parents and Care Givers
PTA Leaders Guide to Sex Education
Respecting Differences Resource Guide
Talking With Kids: A Parents Guide to Sex Education
Common Sense: Strategies for Raising Alcohol – and Drug Free Children
Kids Need a Future, Not a Funeral…Community Violence Prevention Kit
National PTA Leader’s Guide to Environmental Issues
Operation School Bus Safety: Be Cool Follow the Rules
The Parent’s Guide to the Information Superhighway
Safeguarding Your Children
Taking Charge of Your TV
Tools to Use to Help You Choose
View Smart to Vote Smart
Violence, Kids, and Crisis – What You Can Do
What to Tell Your Child About Prejudice and Discrimination
Support for Public Education
The Next Step is Yours: National PTA’s ESEA Implementation Guide

In addition, the KANSAS PTA sponsors:
A Citizenship Essay and Poetry Contest for students of fifth through ninth grades in Kansas schools with a PTA unit that encourages children to think about good citizenship. The 2011-2012 theme is: “I Should Volunteer in my Community because. . .”
Kansas PTA Outstanding Student: Recognizes and honors an outstanding student from the state of Kansas
Kansas PTA Outstanding Educator: Recognizes and honors an outstanding educator from the state of Kansas
Kansas PTA Virginia Peak Outstanding Leadership Award
Marjorie Holwick Kansas PTA Wall of Fame: Recognizes educators, volunteers, and individuals who make a difference for children
Future-Teacher Scholarships and Teacher-Graduate Study in Education Scholarships are awarded annually.

 

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