The main role of the local PTA is to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers and schools, in support of students. This can include recruiting and coordinating volunteers, providing special recognition in awards ceremonies or through other activities, organizing parent education events, planning teacher appreciation activities and much more.

The Parent Teacher Association meets once a month to discuss  issues important to the school site and potential fundraising activities in tight budget years.

Here is the 2012 National PTA Conference video to give you the experience of what happens at the National level.