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Farmington Area PTA Council

Farmington Area PTA Council - every child, one voice

The Farmington Area PTA Council represents 15 early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school PTAs and PTSAs in Farmington and Farmington Hills, representing more than 3,000 members. Farmington Area PTA Council is a member of the Michigan PTA and National PTA, the country's largest volunteer child advocacy association.

Mission

PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTA Values

Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.

Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.

Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone with regard to but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.

Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.

2023-2024 PTA Council Officers:

PTA Council Officer Overviews

President - Tiffany Morris Street  
Vice President for Communications - Nancy Jennings  
Vice President for Advocacy - Amanda Thielen  
Vice President for Community Engagement - Sunday Taylor  
Secretary - Brandye Cobb  
Treasurer - Santoria Shepherd 
Immediate Past President - Beth Hulett

PTA Council Website

http://farmingtonareaptacouncil.org/

PTA Meetings, Events & Forums

2023-24 Meetings

7 p.m.

Maxfield Education Center

Monday • September 18, 2023
Monday • November 13, 2023
Monday • February 5, 2024
Monday • April 29, 2024

Events

PTA Founders Dinner
Monday, March 4 • 6:30 p.m. • Farmington Hills Manor

Spring Officer Planning Meeting
TBD

PTA Council Scholarship

https://www.farmington.k12.mi.us/scholarships

Strengthening Family-School Partnerships:

Decades of research show that family engagement matters for student success—students whose families are engaged are more likely to attend school, avoid discipline problems, achieve at higher levels, and graduate. Family engagement also helps schools—research suggests it is equally as important as school leadership and a rigorous curriculum in predicting school improvement. Parents, guardians, and other caregivers are key partners in their children’s educational success and provide important perspectives on decisions impacting their children and schools.

The National Standards for Family-School Partnerships highlight the key tenets of effective family engagement practices that support student success and well-being. To learn more, visit PTA.org/Standards.

Resources:

School Safety: pta.org/home/family-resources/safety

OK2Say Student Safety Program:  michigan.gov/ok2say

The Be SMART framework is designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries:  besmartforkids.org/