News and Announcements

VA PTA and VEA - Put Kids First!

Have you taken the time to send your personal story regarding how underfunding education has impacted your student? Your personal story will be shared with our state legislators and policy makers. It's important to be heard!

We hope you and your friends plan to attend the Put Kids First! rally on the grounds of the State Capitol on April 18, 2015. Consider riding the buses provided by VEA. The buses are leaving from many locations across the state.  Be sure to fill out and return the commitment form asap. Return your form to Virginia PTA, 1027 Wilmer Ave, Richmond, VA 23227.

The VEA and Virginia PTA websites have a wealth of information to assist in your advocacy to Put Kids First!

Smart Snacks Training - March 4 @ 7pm

On July 1, 2014 the new U.S. Department of Agriculture Smart Snacks guidelines went into effect. Want to know more?  Register now for our Smart Snacks Training webinar on Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm (EST).  We'll review the Smart Snacks federal nutrition guidelines and child nutrition policies in Virginia. We'll also review how these guidelines affect PTAs and how PTAs have been successful in implementing these guidelines.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Treasurers - Alert!

One of the 990 e-file processing sites,, may have had a security breach and their Form 990 Online website has been compromised. If you have used the services of this 990 e-filing provider, please contact them directly using information you already have for the next steps in ensuring the protection of your information.

VA PTA Seeks 2015-17 Student Board Members

Virginia PTA is accepting applications from high school students interested in serving on the Board of Managers for the 2015-17 term. For details and application. The deadline is May 15, 2015.

Call for Nominations - 2015/17 Officers and Committee Chairs 

Virginia PTA seeks individuals for Board of Managers positions for the elected term 2015-2017. The Nominations and Leadership Development Committee (NLDC) will select one (1) eligible candidate for each office and/or committee chair position. Officers will be elected during the Virginia PTA Annual Conference, July 16-18, 2015 and standing committee chairs and Historian will be elected at the post Annual Conference Board of Managers meeting.  Click here for available positions, descriptions, and nomination packet. 

Nomination packets are due to the NLDC Chair no later than March 6, 2015.

Virginia PTA on Social Media

Looking for different ways to get PTA information?  Do you prefer Pinterest or Instagram? Twitter or Facebook? We understand Social Media is a vital part of communication today. Virginia PTA offers several opportunities to connect with your state leadership and other PT(S)A units throughout the state as well as find great ideas and information. Here is a reference list of our social media accounts:

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Recognize Those Great Contributions!

Virginia PTA's Scholarship Program is funded primarily by proceeds from the President's Honor Award, Honorary Life Memberships, Distinguished Service Awards and Certificates of Appreciation. For more information and application.

And don't forget these - Child Advocate of the Year, Nurse of the Year, Volunteer of the Year

Don't Let Bylaws Expire!

We need your local unit voices to effectively conduct association business at the Annual Meeting in July. If your local unit bylaws expire before June 30, 2015, please make sure the revision is submitted to the state office and at least "in process" by then. If not final approved, "in process" fulfills the good standing bylaws criteria. Need help? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

REMINDER: If you have more than one vice president, please add duties to vice presidents under ARTICLE IX. DUTIES OF OFFICERS.

PTA Products for Every Occasion!

Check out the Virginia PTA Store for stickers, pins, bags, tablecloths and much more. Want to thank your volunteers with blinged out PTA shirts, or show your support through an "I Support Virginia PTA" window cling? We can help you thank your volunteers and promote your PT(S)A!  Questions - contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..