About PTA

PTA's Mission

The mission of PTA is to represent our members and to empower and support them with skills in advocacy, leadership, and communication to positively impact the lives of all children and families. The National PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer association working exclusively on behalf of all children and youth. For more than 100 years, the National PTA has promoted the education, health, and safety of children, youth, and families.

Why should I join the PTA?

Top of the World PTA

The Top of the World PTA serves as a type of forum where parents, teachers, administrators, and other concerned adults discuss ways to promote quality education, strive to expand the arts, encourage community involvement, and work for a healthy environment and safe neighborhoods. PTA endeavors to empower families and community members to become effective advocates for all children.

Why should I join TOW PTA?

What happens at PTA meetings?

State & National PTA

Our PTA at the local level is linked to the state PTA and National PTA, forming a nationwide network of members working on behalf of all children and youth. Because of its connections to the state and National PTAs, the local PTA is a valuable resource to its school community with (1) access to programs to benefit children, youth, and their families, and (2) the recognition and size to influence the formulation of laws, policies, and practices—education or legislative.

PTA Membership

PTA welcomes into membership people representing a diversity of cultures, ethnic backgrounds, and political and religious beliefs.  PTA policies state that the organization is noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan.  Membership is open to anyone who believes in the Mission and Purposes of National Parent Teacher Association. Individual members may belong to any number of PTAs and pay dues in each. Every person who joins a local PTA automatically becomes a member of both the state and National PTAs.  Together we are a powerful voice for children.  With your help, we can continue to work towards Top of the World PTA’s goal of a quality education and nurturing environment for every child.

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Purposes of the PTA

  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
  • To raise the standards of home life.
  • To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
  • To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
  • To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education
  • PTA Advocacy & Legislation

    The mission of the California State PTA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families by representing our members and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership, and communication. It is a stated purpose of PTA is to secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.

    We believe our responsibility includes advocating for the safety and welfare of all children and the opportunity for a quality public education for each child.

    All Top of the World PTA members are encouraged to keep apprised of and participate in PTA advocacy efforts.  Below are some links that shall enable you to do just that.

    For a summary of current Orange County issues and events, check the latest edition of the Advocacy Communicator:

    Fourth District Advocacy/Legislative

    California State PTA Advocacy

    National PTA Advocacy