The Yonkers Council of Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) are members of the Westchester East Putnam Regional PTA, New York State PTA and National PTA. All of these organizations are dedicated to improving and expanding educational opportunities for children and public education by working with families, the community and businesses. Individual school PTAs and PTSAs join together to form the Yonkers Council of PTA/PTSA which serves as a forum for exchanging ideas, learning new leadership techniques and is a strong venue for advocacy.
The Council’s Executive Board meetings are held once a month at locations announced prior to the meeting. The YCPTA executive board is composed of the seven elected officers, the president of each unit, our committee chairs, the council delegate from each unit and the principal from each unit. YCPTA began “Meetings on the Road” in 2008 in order to reach out to all of the different communities in Yonkers. All meetings are open to the public. The December and June meetings are held at the Board of Education.
Each of the Yonkers Public Schools is represented by a PTA unit. Meetings are held by each school according to a schedule set by its executive board in conjunction with their bylaws.
The mission of PTA:
- To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
- To assist parents in developing skills they need to raise and protect their children.
- To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.
PTA is first and foremost an advocacy group in all areas of our children’s education because we always believe, “Our Children Deserve Better.” JOIN THE PTA at your child’s school! A membership letter will go home from the school’s PTA within the first few weeks of school in September. If you do not receive one, contact your school’s office for the name and phone number of the PTA president. There are many ways to get involved, even if you don’t have much time. It is statistically proven that when parents are involved in their child’s education, the child has a higher achievement level in school.