"The vision of the Arkansas Department of Education is to transform the state to lead the nation in student focused education. Through its focus on parental engagement, the Arkansas PTA is an essential partner in making that vision a reality   ."

Johnny Key, Commissioner

Arkansas Department of Education

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"As an educator, I am fully aware of the awesome impact PTA has made on our children and our schools."​

Bryan Russell, Superintendent

Valley View Public School District

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PTA was founded on the belief that every student has the ability to learn.

Membership is open to anyone who believes in the mission and purposes of the Parent Teacher 
Association. Individual members may belong to any number of PTAs and pay dues in each. Every person
who joins a local PTA automatically becomes a member of both the state and national PTAs. 
Together we are a powerful voice for children. With your help, we can continue to work toward 
PTA’s goal of a quality education and nurturing environment for every child. 

  • PTA Vision: Making every child’s potential a reality. 
  • PTA Mission: To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. 

PTA Values 

  • Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to 

              accomplish our agreed-upon goals. 

  • Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational 

             success through strong parent, family, and community involvement. 

  • Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises. 
  • Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort 

             and thought from ourselves as we do from others. 

  • Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input 

             from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible. 

  • Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake 

             and seek to make amends. 

PTA Purposes: Historical Goals of PTA 

  • To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community, and place of 


  • To raise the standards of home life. 
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth. 
  • To bring into closer relation the home and school, that parents and teachers may cooperate 

              intelligently in the education of children and youth. 

  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for 

              all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.

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