What is the PTA?
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a partnership between parents and educators who strive to enhance student learning and enrich the lives of the students within the school. It is also a forum for parents to obtain knowledge and voice their opinions about what is happening in their school. When you join Montclair PTA, you also join the California state and national PTA. Membership numbers count when PTA representatives lobby for support from Oakland Unified School District, the California Legislature, and in Congress.
Montclair has an excellent teaching staff and learning environment. We also have an active and committed PTA. As a community, we create a stimulating and successful school for our children. The PTA is an integral part of the school and we welcome your involvement. The PTA has been a part of Montclair School since 1926. This school is what it is today in part because of the dedication of parents. It’s the PTA that has brought the library and the computer lab and their respective teachers to the school, as well as vocal music and art. It has been parents who have erected the school gardens through the COMPOST program and have developed a first class emergency plan through the Health and Safety Committee.
Everyone—parents, educators, students and other citizens active in their schools and communities—is invited to join our not-for-profit organization.
What is The Purpose of the PTA?
Promotes the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community.
Raises the standards of home life.
Secures adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
Closes the gap beween the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
Facilitates collaboration between educators and the general public to secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.