Proposing and supporting policies and laws that better the education and lives of children is one of Wisconsin PTA’s most important roles. Use your voice at the local, state or federal level to make the changes important to Wisconsin’s children.


Our Mission

The mission of the Wisconsin PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children through leadership, resources, and family engagement.

Get Involved

Find your local PTA unit, join the Wisconsin PTA as an individual member of the Wisconsin At-Large Unit, and become a National PTA member. Become a believer and help make every child’s potential a reality! It’s so much more than a bake sale, we promise!




More Reasons to Believe in
the Power of PTA

PTA believes together we can make every child’s potential a reality. There is no wrong or right way to be involved – anything you can give, whether it’s time or money, will help to support children’s health, safety and quality of education, and build stronger, more inclusive school communities. Join us today, it only takes a few minutes.

Family Resources

The National PTA shares a large number of resources with Wisconsin PTA (WI PTA). Coupled with the incredible information our sponsors and allies share, we have information for most topics of interest for Wisconsin families.

Awards & Scholarships

Scholarships and awards at the regional, state, and national level are just one of the ways students gain from PTA. Honory Life awards are also given to recognize those who devote their lives to Wisconsin children.

Convention & Expo

Our conventions and expos are a great way to mingle with other parents, leaders, educators, and outside organizations. Hearing how advocacy succeeds, receiving hands-on training They are also one of the biggest sources of operational funds for WI PTA.

Art Ed-Reflections

The Reflections Art Program encourages students to express themselves through creative arts. Visual arts, music composition, photography, literature, dance choreography, film production, and special artist awards given.

Upcoming Events

Call for Officers

Wisconsin PTA Open Call for Officers/Board Members

February 15

Please complete the WI PTA Letter of Intent by February 15, 2023.  For more information and job descriptions visit the Elections page.

School Funding with Tom McCarthy

February 22

Our community. Our voice. Our change.
School Funding in Wauwatosa

Guest speaker:  Tom McCarthy, Executive Director of WI Dept. of Public Instruction

Underwood Elementary School – 11132 W. Potter Road, Wauwatosa, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Learn how school funding in Wisconsin works, and why it matters in an interactive and engaging presentation by Tom McCarthy.  Dinner and childcare services provided at no cost.

Hosted in partnership with WI PTA, WI DPI, and WSD.

112th Annual WI PTA Annual Meeting & Convention

April 15

Save the Date!

Hawthorne Elementary School

1111 Maitland Drive, Waukesha, WI

Focus Areas

Learn how to write your legislators. Read PTA position statements. Find out about current legislative actions.

Understand what Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) means. Learn about the College & Career Readiness Initiative and assessments.

Getting families to talk about education. Downloadable student success guides. Learn the importance of being involved at/with school.

Wisconsin PTA values and appreciates diverity, which enriches and strengthens the structure of our society within our state and nation.

Guides and resources to help talk to children about mental, emotional, physical health and safety and increase their understanding of the need for practicing safe behaviors.

Local PTA Leaders gain expertise in how to run strong units. General members can also access free leadership training.

Join PTA

Wisconsin PTA is the largest and oldest volunteer child advocacy organization in the state. Parents, teachers, senior citizens, students, decision makers, business leaders, and anyone concerned about the health, education, and welfare of children is encouraged to join WALU!

A WALU membership is an excellent way to show your support for the Wisconsin PTA even if there is not a PTA in your community. WALU membership is only $10.00. Benefits of Membership:

  • Show your support for the PTA Mission:  to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for every child.
  • Receive the Wisconsin PTA newsletter
  • Opportunities to volunteer or attend our events
  • Participate in advocacy campaigns
  • Discounts from National PTA Sponsors