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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

Farmington Public Schools wins big at State PTA Convention

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 - 2015-2016

President -  Mike Walters
Past President - Jenn Garland
Vice President Enrichments - Monica Cardenas & Kelli Carpenter-Crawford

Vice President Fundraising - Bonny Marks
Vice President Events - Laura Miesner
Treasurer - Becky Lasecki

Secretary - Beth Hulett

PTA Council Officer Overviews

2014-2015 Executive Board Members


PTA Council Meeting Dates - 2015-16

September 14, 2015
November 9, 2015 - Presentation
February 1, 2016
May 2, 2016

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

2015-16 Events

October 5, 2015 - Fall Officers Network Session/Audit Night - 6 p.m.- Maxfield Education Center, 35292 W. Ten Mile Rd., Farmington
December 4-5 - District Reflections Drop Off – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 16, 2016 – PTA Officers Planning Meeting


Important PTA/PTSA Forms


2015-2016 District Reflections

Thank you to all the students who participated in the 2014-15 Reflections Program. Students in each grade level were encouraged to submit entries reflecting their interpretation of the Reflections theme. Congratulations to our students who placed in the District, State and National levels. We are proud of all our artists.

This year’s theme is Let Your Imagination Fly. Students from grades Pre-school to 12th grade are encouraged to submit an original work of art interpretive of the theme. All entries must be the work of one student unless submitting entry under the Special Artists Division. New this year in the Visual Arts category is 2D and 3D artwork. Please see the full Visual Arts rules of participation for details.

District entries are due by Saturday, December 5. Please contact your local school’s Reflection Chair for local school deadlines.

General Rules for Participation | Student Entry Form | Consent Form

Reflections Catagory Rules

Dance Choreography Literature Film Production Music Composition
Visual Arts Photography Special Artist  


PTA Founder's Day Dinner

February 22, 2016
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


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 Bonny Marks ( with any questions about business partnerships.