The Niagara Region PTA strives to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
The Niagara Region PTA is proud to represent 2 PTA Councils, Grand Island and Lockport, and the following PTA Units: Wilson Elementary School PTA, Royalton-Hartland Elementary School PTA, Starpoint Central School PTA, Anna Merritt Elementary School PTA, Charles A. Upson PTA, George M. Southard PTA, Roy B. Kelley PTA, Veronica E. Connor Middle School PTA, Huth Road PTA, William Kaegebein Elementary PTA, Grand Island High School PTSA, Sidway PTA, Kendall Central School PTSA, Medina Central School PTSA, Newfane PTSA, Lewiston-Porter PTSA, Wilson Middle/High School PTSA, EBNP PTSA, Lyndonville Centralized PTSA, Holley Central School PTA, Albion Elementary School PTA, Lockport High School PTSA, Tonawanda Central PTSA, and Royalton-Hartland MS/HS PTSA.
- Every child deserves to have his/her basic needs met.
- Every child deserves an education designed to meet the child's needs.
- Public education is the appropriate forum to prepare children for participation in a democratic society.
- Every child deserves our continued commitment to advocacy.
- PTA will take the lead in parent involvement by training parents to be partners in education.
- PTA will take the lead in promoting the value of parent involvement with the community and educational partners.
- We are responsible for identifying, understanding, and meeting the needs of our diverse membership.
- Educators are integral part of our association.
- Education and leadership training and self-evaluation are essential at all levels.
- Programs and materials should be provided to enhance parenting skills.
- Challenging oneself leads to growth.
The Niagara Region PTA has a long-held commitment to advocacy and we continue to urge our members to raise their voices to speak up for children. Together we work for a common purpose: to secure adequate laws, regulations and policies for the care and protection of children and youth. To achieve this objective the PTA advocates bring critical issues that affect the education, health and welfare of children and youth before the public, policy makers and elected officials. Connecting our 30 grass-root units and 2 councils, the Niagara Region PTA shares with the state Board of Directors and National PTA the belief that:
“Advocacy is at the heart of PTA's mission and vision. Taking action provides both parents and PTA leaders with the resources to become more involved with their community at home and their community across the nation.”
- Excerpted from National PTA website: http://www.pta.org/take_action.asp
It is our hope that PTA members and advocacy partners will use this site to learn about the Niagara Region PTA's current basic policy, positions, directives, issues and advocacy efforts and link these to their own advocacy efforts at the grassroots level.
While we speak for every child with one voice, the more voices the louder the chorus! Join us to keep the advocacy flame burning and sustain the legacy of advocacy in Western NY. In doing so, we will realize our vision: to make the Niagara Region PTA the premier association for advocacy and parent involvement association for all children!