Virginia PTA
1027 Wilmer Avenue
Richmond VA 23227-2419
Phone: 804.264.1234
Toll Free: 866.4vakids (82.5437)
Fax: 804.264.4014
Hours: 8:00AM–4:30PM M-F

PTA Mission:

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

2017 Citizenship Essay Winners!

This year close to 500 students from around the state participated in the Citizenship Essay Program. The theme, "We the people...why vote?" asked our students to think about citizenship, country, and their role therein. We are pleased to announce the winners in each category.

Division Place Student School District
Primary 1 Summer B. Deer Park ES Peninsula
(K-2) 2 Matthew R. Laurel Ridge ES Northern VA
  3 Kaitlyn P. Accawmacke ES Eastern Shore
Intermediate 1 Zoin C. Churchland Academy Tidewater
(3-5) 2 Ella R. Sangster ES Northern VA
  3 Jolie G. Butts Road IS Southeastern
Middle 1 Taylen T. Booker T. Washington MS Peninsula
(6-8) 2 Natalie T. Matoaca MS James River
  3 Rheanna H. Indian River MS Southeastern
High 1 Brynna B. Edison HS Northern VA
(9-12) 2 Jack C. Jamestown HS Peninsula
  3 Elizabeth T. Broadway HS Shenandoah
Special Writer 1 Ryan T. Richneck ES Peninsula

1st place winners will be recognized at our April 30, 2017 Student Award Ceremony. Congratulations to everyone who participated.

2017 Virginia PTA Scholarship Winners!

Virginia PTA is proud to award scholarships totaling $18,000 to 18 graduating Virginia high school students pursuing higher education at a Virginia College or University. Congratulations to the following students:

District Student School
Fredericksburg Paula M. King George HS
Hunt Kelsey S. Park View HS
James River Eric B-G Meadowbrook HS
  James F. Monacan HS
Northern VA Sita N. Marshall HS
  Shawal T. Washington-Lee HS
Patriot Shanaz K. Osbourn HS
Richmond Masake F. George Wythe HS
Roanoke Chase A. Northside HS
  Trevor B. Salem HS
  Patrick C. Salem HS
  Lauden S. Jefferson Forest HS
Southeastern Simone A. Grassfield HS
  Bethany B. Hickory HS
  Kalen H. Western Branch HS
  Katelyn S. Great Bridge HS
Tidewater Lucas A. First Colonial HS
  Brook H. First Colonial HS

The number of scholarships awarded depends on proceeds from special Virginia PTA projects and functions. Revenue from Virginia PTA Service Awards goes directly to the Scholarship Fund. Congratulations to all!

Congrats 2017 Power Plates Winners!              

Thank you to all students who participated in the 2017 Virginia PTA Power Plates program!  The winners have been posted.  1st place winners are invited to the Student Awards Ceremony to be held in Richmond April 30th.  Certificates for participants, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be mailed in late April.  

Congratulations Kindle Recipients!  

Congratulations to Birdneck ES PTA, Park View ES PTA, and Woodstock ES PTA from Tidewater District, James River ES PTA from Peninsula District and Cherry Run ES PTA from Northern Virginia District

They (and 95 other PTAs nationwide) were awarded Kindle e-readers from National PTA and Amazon to encourage family reading, promote a love of literature and support student success. These schools and PTAs were selected to receive the Kindle e-readers for their leadership and commitment to the importance of family engagement and core literacy skills for children's achievement. The donation of e-readers is part of the PTA Family Reading Experience, Powered by Kindle program and was made in conjunction with National Reading Month.  Read More

Free Teacher Appreciation Week Resources:   

Thank a Teacher” Campaign Recognizing Virginia’s Public School Teachers - One Note at a Time!

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12) is right around the corner, and we’re partnering with the Virginia Lottery for the second year in a row to celebrate. With your support, more than 30,000 thank-you notes were sent to public school teachers across the Commonwealth last year... Thank YOU!

In 2017, we know we can encourage people to send even more thank-you notes. As you organize your Teacher Appreciation Week activities, check out the resources from The Virginia Lottery. You can download the “Thank a Teacher” PTA Toolkit, which includes helpful resources such as email templates and posts you can share on social media.

Now is also the perfect time to order complimentary printed thank-you notes from the Lottery. See the PTA toolkit for more information!

Like last year, teachers who receive a thank-you note will receive the chance to win fun prizes, including a Virginia vacation package courtesy of the Virginia Tourism Corporation. In addition, local PTAs that participate will receive Lottery Scratchers and be entered into a drawing for one of three Lottery prize baskets for your next auction or membership drive!

Look for more information in the coming weeks!

Our Citizens Speak!

Virginia PTA is asking for local PTAs' input for the 2018 Citizenship Essay contest theme. Virginia PTA is committed to promoting a sense of citizenship and personal responsibility in the lives of our children -­ tomorrow's leaders! The contest allows students to express their views and opinions on "character or citizenship". View list of past themes. Submit one (1) theme suggestion to by 11:59 p.m., April 28, 2017. The winning local unit will receive a Virginia PTA Store voucher ($15) redeemable at the 2017 Annual Conference in July. Please email your submission with the following information: 1) Local Unit Name; 2) Theme suggestion; 3) Phone/email address.

Great Principal or Superintendent?

Nominate Your Power Partner Now!

Do you have a wonderful principal or superintendent you want to brag about?  Has this person been so supportive of your PTA/PTSA? Does this person embrace family involvement? Put the spotlight on your outstanding administrator by sending in your nomination for Virginia PTA's Power Partners Award. The award will be presented at our Annual Conference in July! Submit your entry today!  The deadline is May 15th.

Registration is Open!

Join us for Grow with PTA - the 2017 Virginia PTA Annual Conference & Leadership Training! This is your opportunity to connect and network with other dedicated volunteers in Richmond, July 13-15, 2017.

Register now and save money with our early-bird rates. For all conference information, click here.  

You don't want to miss out on best practices to grow your school community for all children and families!

At Grow with PTA you will:

  • Develop ideas to use at school and at home.
  • Be inspired by presenters with flourishing strategies for success.
  • Learn to produce solutions to challenges PTAs face every day.

Every child deserves a chance to grow into their potential. Join Virginia PTA in celebrating how we have influenced the lives of children and families by engaging and empowering them to advocate for all children and their school communities.

You're Already Registered?  - Let Your Social Media Network Know!

Spread the word and let everyone know you'll be at the 2017 Virginia PTA Annual Conference!

Are you attending? Presenting? Helping out? Share how you're involved by placing one of these badges on your social media profile. 

2017-2019 Virginia PTA Board Nominees

The Virginia PTA Nominations and Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce the following list of nominees for the 2017-2019 term of the Virginia PTA Board of Managers.

Slated Officer Candidates: 

  • President-elect: Debbie Kilpatrick
  • 1st VP of Training: Vacant
  • 2nd VP of Membership: Jill Burley
  • Secretary: Sharon Abernathy
  • Treasurer: Irene Smith

Slated Committee Chair Candidates:

  • Advocacy Chair: Vacant
  • Arts in Education: Casey Brundidge
  • Bylaws: Ramona Morrow
  • Communications: Pam Croom
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Vacant
  • Extension: Constance Davis
  • Family Engagement: Sandy Glotfelty
  • Health & Safety: Vacant

If you are interested in serving in any of the committee chair positions, please contact Scott Rhyne, NLDC Chair or submit a completed Nomination Form.

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