The Mission of the PTA

To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community and before governmental bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children. To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children. To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation.

The Purpose of the PTA

To promote the welfare of the 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.

A Bit About PTA

Our Lincoln School PTA is proud to be part of the National PTA, which is the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the United States. As a non-profit association of parents, educators, students and other citizens active in our schools and communities, PTA is a leader in reminding our nation of its obligations to children. We support the mission and objects of the National PTA each day in the things we do. Check out the link to their website for further information.  We are also a part of the Illinois PTA, which works with and serves on many committees on the Illinois State Board of Education, cooperating agencies in the fields of health, safety, environmental concerns, juvenile protection, cultural arts, community outreach and other governmental bodies. The Illinois PTA has a membership of 200,000 members and is a strong voice for the advocacy of children and youth in our state.

Lincoln School PTA is a part of District 37, which is that portion of the Illinois PTA located outside the city limits of Chicago encompassing Elk Grove, Palatine, Schaumburg, Wheeling, and Barrington Townships, plus that part of Lake County, which lies within the Barrington Elementary School District. In short, PTA District 37 currently consists of 65 local units in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.

We are also part of the Northwest Suburban Council (NWSC) of PTAs. NWSC consists of 20 local PTA/PTSA member units, one representing each of the Community Consolidated School District 15 schools. The council is a coordinating body which promotes communication and cooperation among member units and increases capacity for service requests because of our united strength.