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What is the PTA?

What is the PTA?

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The mission of the AOE PTA is to positively impact the lives of all AOE students and families. 

The PTA is...

  • The oldest and largest volunteer association working on children and youth issues. In California alone, we have approximately one million PTA members. 
  • A representative of every child.  We work for every child, with one voice. 
  • A nonpartisan, nonsectarian, and noncommercial organization that promotes the welfare of children and youth in home, school, and community.
  • Facilitator of communication and cooperation between parent and school to ensure that children and youth receive the best possible physical, mental, and social education. 
  • Developer of educational programs for parents, teachers, students and the general public. 
  • Supporter of leadership skills in both adults and students. PTA volunteers are leaders and advocates in their schools and communities.