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.
2016-17 FPS District Writing Challenge - Deadline to enter is July 31
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 Mike Walters at (248) 885-0858.
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 - 2016-2017
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 Meeting Dates - 2016-17
September 12, 2016 - Agenda
November 7, 2016
February 6, 2017
May 1, 2017
Meetings begin at 7 p.m. unless stated otherwise at the Maxfield Education Center, 32789 W. 10 Mile Rd, Farmington - Room 1
October 10, 2016 - Officers Network Session/Audit Night - Maxfield Education Center, 32789 W. 10 Mile Rd., Farmington - 6 p.m.
October 17, 2016 - Community Conversation and Meet the Board Candidates, 6:30 p.m., Maxfield Education Center, 32789 W. 10 Mile Rd., Farmington | Flyer
May 22, 2017 – PTA Officers Planning Meeting
Important PTA/PTSA Forms
- Annual Audit Form
- FPS PTA Dues Renewal Form
- Funds Deposit Form
- Funds Request Form
- MI PTA Dues Renewal Form
- Treasurers Monthly Remittance Form
- Unit Grant Request Form
Congratulations to our students who placed in the District, State and National levels with last year's Reflection theme Let Your Imagination Fly. The creativity and talent in your entries was inspiring. We are so proud of all our participants!
This year's theme is "What is Your Story?".
What a great opportunity to tell the world about you and/or what is important to you. Keep in mind, all entries should be the student's interpretation of the theme. There isn't a wrong or right way to create art. Have fun!
Reflections is a PTA sponsored contest that encourages creativity in our students via visual arts, photography, literature, film production, music composition and dance choreography. All students from grades Pre-school to 12th grade in the Farmington Public School district are eligible to participate. All entries must be the work of one student.
Follow this link for rules and entry forms to participate in the upcoming Reflections contest or to see the latest results...
PTA Founder's Day Dinner
March 6, 2017
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 27, 2015.
C. Robert Maxfield PTA Council Scholarship Application
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 (email@example.com) with any questions about business partnerships.