Local and National PTA

Paddock PTA is a parent-teacher organization at Stuart R. Paddock Elementary School in Palatine, IL. The mission of the organization is to carry out the objectives of the National PTA. We are a member of the Northwest Suburban Council (NWSC) PTA/PTSAs, District 37, Illinois PTA and National PTA. Be a role model by becoming a PTA member.

Paddock PTA is a parent-teacher organization at Stuart R. Paddock Elementary School in Palatine, IL. The mission of the organization is to carry out the objectives of the National PTA. We are a member of the Northwest Suburban Council (NWSC) PTA/PTSAs, District 37, Illinois PTA and National PTA.

Please visit these sites for lots of great information on how to get involved and learn how to help our children.



National PTA


e-Newsletters

Take a moment to look through the publications provided by the National PTA. The monthly PTA Parent is great for all PTA members, it provides information on topics such as parent involvement, student success, child safety, and health and wellness. Click here to see all the available PTA e-newsletters.


Member Discounts

Whether you're buying school supplies for the kids, picking up a flat screen television for your family, or purchasing a smart phone, PTA members can now start saving money thanks to National PTA's Member Benefits Provider Program. Click here for a list of all available discounts.

Truths of Parent Involvement

(www.illinoispta.org)

Research shows that regardless of income or background, when parents are involved, students are more likely to earn higher grades, enroll in higher-level programs, attend school regularly, have better social skills, graduate, and go on to postsecondary education.

Here are some truths about parent involvement that you can use to gauge your involvement level and the relationship you have with your child's school.

  • All parents have hopes and goals for their children.
  • Parents differ in their abilities and/or resources to help their children reach those goals.
  • The parent is the central contributor to a child's education.
  • Parent involvement must be seen as a legitimate element of education and deserves equal emphasis with elements such as school improvement and evaluation.
  • Parent involvement is an ongoing process, not a series of events.
  • Parent involvement requires a shared vision, policy, and framework for planning programs and practices that are connected to student learning.
  • Many barriers to parent involvement are found within school practices, attitudes, and assumptions.
  • Successful parent involvement programs help families guide their children’s learning from preschool through high school.
  • Families from diverse backgrounds have their own sets of norms and experiences that often influence their relationship with schools.
  • Parents are more likely to become involved when they understand that they should be involved, they feel capable of making a contribution, and they feel invited by the school and their children.