Northwest Suburban Council of PTA/PTSA
Northwest Suburban Council of PTA/PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association)
The Northwest Suburban Council of PTA/PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) consists of 20 local PTA and PTSA units. Each unit represents one of the elementary or junior high schools in District 15. These units work in partnership with their school's principal and staff, as well as the community-at-large to provide programs and services that enhance the educational environment for all children. They also implement programs that create a sense of community for the families of children enrolled at that school.
The PTA/PTSA units work to keep parents informed of legislative activities pertaining to children and public education at both the state and federal levels. They keep parents and community involved and informed through PTA websites, calendars, newsletters, and emails.
The Northwest Suburban Council (NWSC) promotes communications and cooperation among the local units. The NWSC works with District 15 and the units to support parent involvement both at home and in the schools. The Council provides local units with State and National PTA programs and gives volunteers opportunities to develop as leaders in their schools and community.
PTA is a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) service organization. The National PTA, of which all local units are members, is the largest volunteer organization advocating on behalf of children. All PTA/PTSA units in NWSC are committed to the Purposes of the National PTA:
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship, and throughout the community;
- To advocate for laws that further the education, health, welfare and safety of children and youth;
- To raise the standards of home life;
- To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding;
- To promote the collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth; and
- To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of all children and youth.
For information on becoming involved, call your school office for the name of your school's PTA contact.
"every child, one voice"
Plum Grove Junior High
Walter R. Sundling Junior High