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Farmington Area PTA Council

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The Farmington PTA Council represents 17 early childhood, elementary, upper elementary, middle and high school PTAs and PTSAs located in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Farmington Public Schools PTAs represent more than 4,000 members. Farmington PTA Council is a member of Michigan PTA and National PTA, the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the country.

Past Parent Forum Archive

Past PTA News

PTA Council Bylaws

Michigan Department of Education Parent Toolkit

Taking Positions on Ballot Measures: School Bonds, Levies, Initiatives and Referenda
Guidance for Local Unit and Council PTAs

National PTA Mission Statement

Parent Teacher Association is the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation. The overall purpose of PTA:

  • A powerful voice for all children
  • A relevant resource for families and communities, and
  • A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.


Farmington Area PTA Council Mission Statement

To be advocates for the children by focusing the strengths of local PTAs, by impacting decisions on relevant issues at the local, state and national level, and by providing a forum for leadership development, information exchange, discussion and action on issues affecting youth and children.


PTA Common Core State Standards Information

State of Michigan PTA Supporting document for Core Standards


Get Involved!

All community members are encouraged to get involved with the PTA by attending local unit PTA meetings, council meetings or parent forums. If you would like more information about PTA, the council or its activities, please call Jenn Garland at (248) 553-0975.


Farmington PTA Council, as a member of National PTA, believes in parents’ rights to advocate for their children.  The National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships include Standard 4: Speaking up for every child—Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.  As an example of this, Farmington PTA Council would like to share the Farmington Public School district procedures for advocating for your child if you feel their needs are not being met.

District Board Policy regarding advocating for your children


PTA Council Officers - 2013-2015

PTA Council Officer Overviews

2014-2015 Executive Board Members


PTA Council Meeting Dates - 2014-2015

Monday, September 8, 2014 - Agenda | Consent Agenda | Minutes
Monday, November 10, 2014 - Agenda | Consent Agenda | Minutes
Monday, February 2, 2015 (Changed to February 10, 2015 due to snow day) - Agenda | Consent Agenda | Minutes
Monday, May 4, 2015

Meetings begin at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise at the Maxfield Education Center, 32789 W. 10 Mile Road, Farmington - Room 1


Parent Forums for the 2014-2015 School Year

Monday, October 20, 2014 - School Board Candidate Forum - 7 p.m. - Board Room
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair - Walled Lake Northern High School - Website
Monday, February 23, 2015 - An Insider’s Guide to FPS Scheduling for Grades 7-12” - 7 p.m. - Dunckel Middle School - Agenda | FPS Graduation Requirements | Presentation | Video
Monday, March 23, 2015 - Farmington Empowered Parent Forum - 7 p.m. - Dunckel Middle School (Note new location)
Monday, April 20, 2015 - Green Initiatives Forum - Flyer


September 22, 2014 - PTA Superintendent Meet & Greet
October 6, 2014
- Fall Officers Network Session/Audit Night- Agenda
November 17, 2014 - Network with the Superintendent - 7 p.m. - Board Room (Invitation Only)
November 21, 2014 - District Reflections Drop Off - (Room 8, Maxfield Education Center) 11:15 a.m. – 8 p.m.
March 15, 2015 – Female, Fit, Fabulous – 2-5 pm - Mid American Fitness - Flyer
April 16 - Drugs 101 Program - North Farmington High School 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Flyer
April 17 - Reflections Awards Ceremony - Costick Center, Conway Hall 6 p.m.
May 18, 2015 – PTA Council Officers Planning Meeting


PTA Founder's Day Dinner

Invitation Flyer
March 2, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
at Glen Oaks
30500 West 13 Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Farmington Area PTA Council celebrates achievements at their Annual Founderís Day


C. Robert Maxfield PTA Council Scholarship

The Farmington Area PTA Council sponsors a local scholarship program culminating with the presentation of up to three, $500 scholarships to graduating seniors from Farmington Public Schools. The scholarship is named after former Farmington Public Schools Superintendent C. Robert Maxfield, a man dedicated to serving others by providing educational opportunity to all youths in the community. To be eligible, a student must be an active member of a high school Parent Teachers Student Association (PTSA). Applications are due March 27, 2015.
C. Robert Maxfield PTA Council Scholarship Application


Math Pentathalon


2014-2015 District Writing Challenge


Reflections 2014-2015

2014-2015 Michigan PTA Reflections Awards Theme: is “The world would be a better place if...”

Student Entry Form
General Participation Rules
Special Artist Division Rules
Dance Composition Rules
Film Production Rules
Literature Rules
Musical Composition Rules
Photography Rules
Visual Arts Rules


PTAC Enrichments



Farmington TAL (Together for Accelerated Learners)
TAL Brochure


PTA Membership

PTA membership is open to everyone. Farmington Public Schools PTAs are autonomous but supported by national, state and district structures. When you join PTA, you are helping National PTA, Michigan PTA, Farmington PTA Council and your local unit. Contact your local PTA or school office for membership information for your school.

Businesses are welcome to join PTA as a Business Partner. When you join the Farmington PTA Council as a business member with annual membership dues of $60, you help our local PTAs, Michigan PTA and National PTA. PTA Membership provides businesses with visibility and recognition while increasing cooperation among schools, businesses and the community. When customers see your PTA member logo, they know your business cares about our children’s education and well-being.

Please contact PTA Council Vice President – Fundraising Samuel Ramsey (248-935-3000, with any questions about business partnerships.