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
Jenn Garland, President
Tina Yoder, Vice President of Enrichments
Lynette Gill, Vice President of Events
Samuel Ramsey, Vice President of Fund Raising
Beth Hulett, Secretary
David Strauss, Treasurer
Tammy Luty, Past PTA Council President
Christina Holland - District Advocacy Chair
PTA Council Meeting Dates - 2014-2015
Monday, September 8, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
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
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - Western Oakland County Parenting Education Fair - Walled Lake Northern High School - Website
October 6, 2014 - Fall Officers Network Session/Audit Night
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
2013-2014 Michigan PTA Reflections Awards Theme: Believe, Dream, Inspire
Literature, Middle School, Award of Excellence **
East Middle School PTSA
Photography, Primary, Award of Excellence
Highmeadow Common Campus Elementary PTA
“We Are One”
Visual Arts, Primary, Award of Excellence **
Highmeadow Common Campus Elementary PTA
“We Should Stop Pollution”
Visual Arts, High School, Award of Excellence
Farmington High School PTSA
“In Between the Pages”
** Denotes work that went on to National Judging
The entire listing can be seen here: http://www.michiganpta.org/images/pdfs/reflections_2013-2014_awardwinners.pdf
Back to School Readiness - August 25
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.