Farmington Area PTA Council
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.
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
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.
PTA Council Officers - 2013-2015
PTA Council Meeting Dates - 2014-2015
Monday, September 8, 2014 - Agenda | Minutes
Monday, November 10, 2014 - Agenda | Consent Agenda | Minutes
Monday, February 2, 2015
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
Monday, March 23, 2015 - Farmington Empowered Parent Forum - 7 p.m. - Harrison High School
Monday, April 20, 2015 - Green Initiatives Forum
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.
May 18, 2015 – PTA Council Officers Planning Meeting
PTA Founder's Day Dinner
March 2, 2015
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
at Glen Oaks
30500 West 13 Mile Road Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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 28, 2014.
C. Robert Maxfield PTA Council Scholarship Application
2014-2015 Michigan PTA Reflections Awards Theme: is “The world would be a better place if...”
Student Entry Form
General Participation Rules
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions about business partnerships.