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.


Luther W. Machen ES PTA, Peninsula District, and Falling Creek ES PTA, James River District, for being two of only 25 PTAs across the country to receive $2000 Healthy School Meals Grants from National PTA! The grants support PTAs committed to partnering with school leaders and food service providers to improve the quality of meals and snacks sold at school healthier and to address the barriers to students' participation in nutrition programs. Congratulations!!!

More Congratulations!...

Six Virginia PTAs were each awarded 10 Amazon Kindle E-Readers from National PTA in recognition of their great National Reading Month events in March. Not only did these PTAs host events, they used some or all of the literacy games and event planning tools provided by National PTA. Congrats to:

  • Ecoff Elementary PTA, James River District
  • Mehfoud-Varina PTA, Richmond District
  • Cub Run Elementary School PTA, Shenandoah District
  • Sedgefield Elementary School PTA, Peninsula District
  • Tarrallton Elementary School PTA, Tidewater District
  • East Salem Elementary School PTA, Roanoke District

Kersey Creek ES Teacher Receives "Thank You" Vacation 

Congratulations Angie Dalton, a special education teacher from Kersey Creek Elementary School in Mechanicsville. She, along with thousands of Virginia educators, received thank-you notes during Virginia Lottery's "Thank a Teacher" campaign PLUS... on June 3, she won a four-day, three-night Virginia-themed vacation courtesy of the Lottery and the Virginia Tourism Corporation. Angie has a choice of taking a beach-lovers, mountain-lovers or wine-lovers vacation!

Nearly 30,000 thank-you notes were distributed by Lottery during the "Thank a Teacher" campaign which coincided with National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6).

When teachers received the thank-you notes, they could use a unique web code on the note to enter for the grand prize. Along with the top prize won by Ms. Dalton, a second prize of $500 and third prize of $250 were also awarded.

The "Thank a Teacher" campaign is a first-time partnership between the Virginia Lottery, the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia PTA. It's a forum to celebrate those teachers whose hard work and inspiration have made a difference in so many lives.

CONFERENCE CORNER - The Countdown Begins...

ONLY 9 days remain for regular Registration and discount hotel rates at the Richmond Marriott - Downtown!

Register for the 2016 Leadership Training and Annual Conference on or before JUNE 24th and save $50. If you need hotel accommodations the Marriott is offering PTA group room rates starting at $115 per night (plus tax). Ends at 5 pm June 24th

Unable to spend the entire event? Did you know you could attend Work Sessions on Thursday night for only $50? "Work" sessions are specially designed for your board members - President, Treasurer, Programs, Membership and committee folks. Participants work with PTA leaders and walk away with their 16/17 plans to share with the local board.

These work sessions will give local units a huge jump start on summer planning. Your unit could even walk away with almost all of next school year planned!!! Click here for detailed information on all the workshops offered this year.

Register NOW! and save time and money.  The full schedule is on page 4 of the Call and don't forget when you Register to add your exclusive 2016 Leadership Training and Annual Conference t-shirt, only available online until June 24!

Remember to check us out on Facebook and Twitter every Wednesday for featured Workshops! ...and plan to join us July 14-16, 2016 in Richmond!

2016 Proposed Bylaws Amendments - UPDATE

Please see the REVISED 2016 Proposed Bylaws amendments. Two of the previously posted proposed amendments were removed and referred back to committee, due to conflicting language. I hope to see you all at the Annual Conference. These proposed amendments will be voted on at the Annual Conference in Richmond, July 14-16, 2016.  Attending annual conference is your opportunity to participate in Virginia PTA policy making!  The proposed amendments were approved by the Virginia PTA Board of Managers at their business meeting in May.

16-17 Membership Cards Update -

You get a card, You get a card, You get a card.  Membership card templates for the 2016-2017 school year will be available soon. To receive two different templates to print your cards (can personalize for your PTA/PTSA), your unit must be in good standing. Good standing criteria: 1) membership dues paid by December 1, 2) bylaws revised every five years, 3) current audit and 990 on file, and 5) officers' contact submitted (due June 15 annually). Contact Donna Colombo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for questions or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please submit all final 15-16 membership dues on or before June 30 postmark date.

Attending Virginia PTA's 2016 Leadership Training and Annual Conference in July and need to replenish your membership envelope inventory? Save your PTA money - purchase them at the PTA store for $10.00 per box (500).

VA PTA Seeks 2016-17 Student Board Members

Virginia PTA is accepting applications for high school students interested  in  serving  on  the  Board  of  Managers for the coming year.  For  details  and application. The deadline is June 30, 2016.

NEW Audit Form!!

Are you anxiously awaiting the end of your fiscal year to prepare your Treasurer Records for audit? We have a new audit form for Presidents and Treasurers to use together with their Audit Committee ... and it's a complete financial review with step-by-step instructions. It tells you how to organize your books, who can serve on your Audit Committee and explains the purpose of our audit process. It's longer - but don't get "page number shock" because it is simple to follow.

Check out the NEW Audit Report Instructions and NEW Audit Report!!  For convenient access - they're also posted in the Quick Links.

2016 VA PTA Conference

July 14 - July 16

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