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Getting Involved in the New Year: Joining Your PTA

It’s a new year, and with the new year comes new opportunities. Resolutions are made, goals and set, and fresh perspectives begin on January 1st each year. This year, why not consider getting more involved in your child’s school by joining your local PTA?

The PTA is an independent, self-governing organization that works independently of schools, school districts, or school boards. In other words, the PTA give you the freedom to work together with other parents to decide what programs and projects will best benefit your children.

The PTA is also local. There are more than 20,000 local PTA units across the United States, represented at the National PTA level by 55 state congresses.

Research shows that parent involvement is critical to student success. When parents are involved, kids’ test scores and school attendance improve, and they do their homework more consistently. Kids whose parents are involved in their education are also more likely to graduate high school and enroll in post-secondary education.

If the PTA feels like a good choice for you, there are three ways to get involved:
1. Join Your Local PTA
(Contact the Missouri PTA office for the contact information of your local PTA. Phone: 800-328-7330 or 573-445-4161. Email:
2. Join the Show Me State PTA
3. Organize a New PTA

Stay connected to the Missouri PTA:
Missouri PTA on Facebook
Missouri PTA on Twitter
Visit the Missouri PTA’s Website

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