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Take Your Family to School Week
Celebrating Family Engagement
For the first time in the Philippines National PTA week will be celebrated, PTA was introduced in the Philippines through presidential decree 603 to support the Rights of Child in Education. By creating the PTA to support the said decree. In 2013 National PTA Philippines was created in Facebook and Sec registered in 2015 after the first National PTA Summit held in Diamond Hotel for three days all expense paid d including plane ticket and transportation attended by 220 PTA Federation Presidents Nationwide.
For over 120 years, National PTA has been encouraging families to get more involved in their child’s education. National PTA’s Take Your Family to School Week is designed to provide families with an opportunity to get more involved in their child’s education and strengthen their partnerships with teachers and administrators. The timing of the week honors the day PTA was founded, Feb. 17, 1897.
Research shows that family engagement supports student success. Students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and pass their classes, attend school regularly, have better social skills and go on to post-secondary education.
Help us celebrate PTA’s long legacy of family engagement during National PTA’s Take Your Family to School Week—Feb. 14-21, 2021 by hosting a National PTA program with your school community.
“Take Your Family to School Week celebrates and reinforces PTA’s long legacy of improving schools and supporting student success through family engagement in education.
Take Your Family to School Week Toolkit
Thanks for helping us celebrate Take Your Family to School Week! Choose one of the National PTA Programs to share with your school community.
National PTA Programs provide access to engaging, educational and fun opportunities that inspire, recognize and impact all students and their families.
In response to our changing world, PTA Programs will be accessible through a variety of models: In Real-Time, At Your Own Pace and Tech-Free. These programs will offer engaging, educational and fun activities for all students and their families—with or without access to technology or grant funding.
You have the freedom to design whatever type of program works for you and your school community- whether at school, at home or online. Check out the resources below to better plan and promote your program.
How PTA leaders describe our programs...
Choose from one of the following programs using this Planning Guide
- Health & Safety:It’s simple—healthy kids just learn better. Families play a key role in their child’s education and health priorities. Host family engagement programs around health & safety topics that are relevant and speak to the needs of your specific school community. Topics could include: COVID-relief, nutrition/healthy eating, emotional/mental health, bullying prevention, and more! Consider hosting our Healthy Hydration Program! Learn more at org/CelebrateHealthyLifestyles.
- Literacy:Reading together as a family is one of the best ways to bond while improving children’s competencies. Your PTA can help make reading more accessible and exciting for families. Check out ideas of how to do this at org/Reading.
- Digital Citizenship: Invite families to learn about the safest ways to use technology together. Digital citizenship activities provide opportunities for learning anytime and anywhere. Host an in-person or virtual event (with or without the support of an Instructional Technology Coordinator) on topics like digital safety, cyberbullying and equity in access. Learn more at org/Connected.
- STEM:Encourage families to see the value – and excitement – in the STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. As these fields continue to rapidly become a leading part of our global workforce, it is important to get kids from all backgrounds engaged in these topics at an early age–and it can be fun! Host a program focused on math games, science experiments, engineering challenges and more. Learn more at org/STEM.
- Arts: Many PTAs host Reflectionsas part of their arts programming each year, but did you know that National PTA provides additional tools to help arts advocates engage families and community members in the arts? Check out our Arts Ed Resources for the new & improved ArtsEd Leader’s Guide to help your PTA implement policies, practices and programs!
Your goal is to get as many families to participate in your event as possible by removing any barriers to participation (e.g. transportation, translation or interpretation). Use these customizable flyers and templates to promote your event for students, families and community members.
- Template Invitation to Parents – Use this tool to invite all of your families to take part.
- Template Newsletter Announcement– Use this template to craft engaging announcements through newsletters and school publications.
- Template Media Advisory – This document will help you spread the news about what your PTA and school are doing during this week.
- Social Media Guide for PTAs – Use this social media guide for tips and sample posts.
- Social Media Images – Use these graphics to customize your social media profile and posts when promoting your event.
Make your program the best ever by preparing materials and/or information ahead of time, ensuring a welcoming environment and sharing your successes! Take pictures and have your participants complete a photo release form so your PTA and National PTA can share your event successes.
Consider having a kick-off by the PTA President (or someone else) that gives an overview of the program objectives and sets the framework of Take Your Family to School Week (in a fun way!) Encourage engagement from all participants – adults too! At the end, thank volunteers and community members for their help.
Congratulations! Take Your Family to School Week is over. Now is the time to celebrate your success! Use this sample template to thank your amazing volunteers and event supporters. Don’t forget to also share your event success with your school community and National PTA. Email pictures of families engaged in activities at your event to philPrograms@PTAphil.org. Share with National PTA on social media using the hashtags #PTAProud and #HowWePTA.