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Welcome to New Jersey PTA!

A PTA is a local, self-governing unit. It promotes the Purposes and Mission of the New Jersey PTA and the National PTA as it plans its programs and activities to meet the needs of children and youth in the community. It is linked through its all-inclusive membership and by its acceptance of the Purposes and Mission of the National PTA and the New Jersey PTA.

News and Announcements


Best Foot Forward is our new initiative developed in collaboration with our We Raise NJ partners. It provides timely information and resources to help parents support their child in the transition to PARCC in whatever way they see fit.

Before testing begins on March 2nd, sign-up for mobile tips by texting PREP to 97779. Throughout the testing, we hope to ignite a dialogue about how PARCC is going, issues we can work together to address and the role of standardized testing in education.

Explore Best Foot Forward and see what our 6th grade CEO says about PARCC.

2015 Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting

All Conference Information has been posted... Click below for the different areas of our 2015 Leadership Conference (State Convention).

Conference-at-a-Glance  -  Business of the Association  -  Conference Workshops  -  Conference Speakers  -  Special Events and Activities  -

Conference Entertainment  -  Registration  -  Meal and Hotel Packages  -

Youth Leadership Summit

Don't Miss Your Chance to Nominate Your Principal or Teacher!

New Jersey PTA is proud to announce two additional awards to be given at this year's Leadership Conference - the Outstanding Principal and Outstanding Teacher Awards!  Your Local PTA now has the opportunity to highlight the great work done by one of their teachers and/or principals and receive recognition at the awards luncheon from their peers.  Think about that great teacher and/or principal that has worked so hard for the students, staff and families of your local PTA by supporting the work of your members.  Please review the below form, and APPLY TODAY!!!!!!  Instructions and criteria are on the award form and the deadline is March 1, 2015 for presentation on Saturday, April 25th.  Any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Ruthe Lewark at or (609) 890-1378.  Thanks and good luck!

October 2014 NJP-T Magazine

New Jersey Parent-Teacher Magazine- Call for Articles

The return of the New Jersey Parent-Teacher Magazine in a new digital version is returning. All Local PTAs are encouraged to submit articles and event recaps to magazine@njpta.orgThe deadline for each month's issues will be the 25th!

2014 Local PTA Packet & Resource Kit has begun to ship

2014-15 PTA membership cards and Resource Kit have begun to be shipped to all Local PTAs that are in Good Standing. If you have yet to recieve your 2014 Local PTA Packet and Resource Kit...and don't know why- please contact New Jersey PTA @

2014 - 2015 National PTA Reflections Program

The 2014 - 2015 National PTA Reflections Theme is... 

The World Would Be A Better Place If ...

All the information has been posted at