Family Engagement

Family Engagement is at the core of PTA’s work. This year Fairfax County Council PTA has organized three initiatives to help local PTAs reach out to more families than ever and help them get involved in their school communities.

  1. Family Engagement Conference
  2. Take Your Family to School Week. We encourage PTAs to celebrate National Take Your Family to School Week, February 10-19, by scheduling one or more events to draw more families into learning activities with their children. To support this effort we will award $250 mini grants to six PTAs. Learn more here.
  3. Family Engagement Awards. Our members established a $10,000 award fund to recognize local PTAs that are tangibly increasing family engagement at their schools. Award applications will be open in early 2019. Winners will be announced during our May 22 General Membership Meeting. Award funds will be distributed for the 2019-2020 school year, and PTAs may use the awards as they choose.

Please visit this page throughout the year for updated information.