PTA PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES
CCCPTA ANNUAL AWARDS
Each year in April, the CCCPTA hosts an Annual Dinner to celebrate the successes of our local units, leaders, & schools. Local Unit PTAs and PTSAs are eligible to receive two types of awards: (1) awards that do not require an application, but are given automatically if a local unit has completed the award’s requirements, and (2) awards that do require an application by the local unit to CCCPTA & are based on specific eligibility requirements.
Attention PTA & PTSA Leaders! Do you have a great idea for your school’s PTA / PTSA? CCCPTA would like to help by providing funds to worthwhile programs that will strengthen the family - school partnership according to PTA’s National Standards.
The goal of the CCCPTA Grant Program is to help school level local units in our county partner & lead in family engagement.
CCCPTA is proud to sponsor a Scholarship Program, which is intended to provide extra financial assistance to make it possible for a student to continue his or her education upon graduating from high school. This could mean going to college, entering trade school, or other post-high school training.
Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement & a demonstrated commitment to & engagement in community service.
Your Virginia & National PTA also have various awards, grants, & scholarship opportunities. Make sure to take advantage of all that is offered.
Celebrating an amazing 50+ years, the Reflections arts program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to explore their artistic talents. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun & recognition, based on a voted upon yearly theme. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to submit works of art in six areas of the arts: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Musical Composition, Photography, & Visual Arts.
CCCPTA encourages all of our local units to recognize & celebrate National Inclusive Schools Week, December 7-11,2020. Since its inception in 2001, Inclusive Schools week has celebrated the progress that schools have made in providing a supportive & quality education to an increasingly diverse student population. Inclusive Schools Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students, & parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children.
The National PTA offers a variety of programs & info, from helping create a safer environment for students with food allergies to the PTA Military Alliance, a toolkit for special education programs to bullying campaigns - just to name a few. Click below for more info & links to all the program resources the National PTA has to offer.
Chesterfield County Public Schools is encouraging Wellness Councils at all schools that would include PTA and PTSA input. The goal of these groups is to focus on the health and wellbeing of students by implementing programs, events, & activities to encourage healthy habits. Interested in starting a Health, Safety, & Wellness committee at your school's PTA or PTSA? Click the How to Guide below. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Advocacy is the backbone of PTA! Please don’t miss any opportunity to give your members important advocacy insight or the chance to vote in the Proposed Legislation Program. In addition to various advocacy efforts, each year, all VA PTA members are asked to vote on our Proposed Legislation Program (PLP), which defines the next year’s legislative action items and policy statements. Click below for the latest advocacy info, past efforts, & VA Legislator contact info.