FOUNDERS DAYA brief History of the PTATodd CurtisLegislation Chairman Ventura PTA Council
National PTA Historical Timeline• 1897: Alice McLellan and Phoebe Hearst founded The National    Congress of Mothers•   19...
The Founders:• Alice McLellan Birney  • Advertising career  • Three Children    • Her third child Lilly inspired her to he...
The National Congress of Mothers• Washington D.C. 1895…..• Birney has a vision to hold a congress of mothers similar to ot...
Founders Day• 1908, delegates voted to change the name of the  organization to the National Congress of Mothers and  Paren...
National Congress of Colored Parent-Teachers• Founded on May 7, 1926 by Selena Sloan Butler  • Inspired by Alice Birney an...
The Great Depression• 1,300 banks failed• Many children were forced to quit school to support their  families.• 1930: Pres...
The National PTA supports WWII• PTA Units organized “safe houses” for coastal cities• War bond drives• Scrap metal drives•...
The National PTA supports post warchallenges!• 1951, Oliver Brown’s daughter denied to attend an all    white school•   19...
Time for a Merger• June 22, 1970   • The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers declares     that its mission h...
1982: President Reagan proclaims October as National PTA President                       membership month
1997, 100 years later• National PTA celebrates 100th anniversary with Washington D.C. gala• Lois Jean White is inaugurated...
2000 and beyond……• National PTA encouraged anti-bullying discussions in communities with its Connect for Respect initiativ...
Other PTA accomplishments• Creation of Kindergarten classes• Child labor laws• Public health service• Hot and healthy lunc...
Citation Page• National PTA: The PTA Story A Century of Commitment to Children 1997• National PTA: http://www.pta.org/abou...
Resources• Nation PTA website: www.pta.org• California State PTA website: www.capta.org• 12th District PTA website: www.12...
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    1. 1. FOUNDERS DAYA brief History of the PTATodd CurtisLegislation Chairman Ventura PTA Council
    2. 2. National PTA Historical Timeline• 1897: Alice McLellan and Phoebe Hearst founded The National Congress of Mothers• 1910: Founders day observed on February 17• 1926: NCCPT Founded by Selena Butler• 1930: The Great Depression• 1941: PTA supports war efforts• 1952: Polio cases reach 57,628• 1970: NCCPT Merges with the National PTA• 1982: President Reagan proclaims October as National PTA membership month• 1992: Parent involvement becomes a national goal• 1997: 100 years later• Present day: National PTA continues to support State and Local Units
    3. 3. The Founders:• Alice McLellan Birney • Advertising career • Three Children • Her third child Lilly inspired her to help all children• Phoebe Hearst • School teacher • George Hearst • Mother of William Randolph Hearst
    4. 4. The National Congress of Mothers• Washington D.C. 1895…..• Birney has a vision to hold a congress of mothers similar to other conventions held in D.C.• February 17, 1897: • First meeting called • Washington D. C. • Arlington Hotel • Expected attendance: 50 • Actual attendance: > 2,000
    5. 5. Founders Day• 1908, delegates voted to change the name of the organization to the National Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associations• 1910, Denver Colorado. Mary Mears motions to celebrate Founders Day • The motion passed and took two years for conformation • The first celebration took place in 1913 • This tradition continues today……
    6. 6. National Congress of Colored Parent-Teachers• Founded on May 7, 1926 by Selena Sloan Butler • Inspired by Alice Birney and Phoebe Hearst • Supported by the National PTA • Goal: Unite African American mothers
    7. 7. The Great Depression• 1,300 banks failed• Many children were forced to quit school to support their families.• 1930: President and First Lady Hoover hosted a National Conference on “Child Health and Protection”• Selena Sloan Butler chaired the committee “The Infant and the Pre-School Child.• “Children’s Charter” • Specialized care for kids with disabilities • Sufficient / safe facilities • Parental training State and Local PTA Units spend the next two years implementing programs based on the “Children’s Charter”
    8. 8. The National PTA supports WWII• PTA Units organized “safe houses” for coastal cities• War bond drives• Scrap metal drives• Recycling programs• The National PTA publication; • War Handbook• Fathers, brothers, husbands, nurses, doctors departed to support the war• National, State and local units provided: • Day care • First aid training • Community support
    9. 9. The National PTA supports post warchallenges!• 1951, Oliver Brown’s daughter denied to attend an all white school• 1954 Segregation ruled unconstitutional Brown vs. Board of Education• Polio cases reach 57,628• 1954, vaccine was discovered• National PTA helped with the vaccination campaign
    10. 10. Time for a Merger• June 22, 1970 • The National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers declares that its mission has been accomplished!• National PTA president Pearl Price and NCCPT president Clara Gray formally unite both organizations! “Our Challenge now is to move above and beyond our separate, divisive, experiences and build a shared experience!”- Perl Price
    11. 11. 1982: President Reagan proclaims October as National PTA President membership month
    12. 12. 1997, 100 years later• National PTA celebrates 100th anniversary with Washington D.C. gala• Lois Jean White is inaugurated as the first African-American president of National PTA• 32 cent PTA postage stamp revealed
    13. 13. 2000 and beyond……• National PTA encouraged anti-bullying discussions in communities with its Connect for Respect initiative• PTA becomes proud co-sponsor of Fatherhood Initiative’s National Summit on Fatherhood National• PTA entered the world of social media with the launch of its Facebook page.• Launches nationwide video game ratings education campaign with the Entertainment Software Rating Board
    14. 14. Other PTA accomplishments• Creation of Kindergarten classes• Child labor laws• Public health service• Hot and healthy lunch programs• Juvenile justice system• Mandatory immunization• Arts in Education• School Safety Thank You! Your being here today shows your continued support for your Unit, Council, District, State and National PTA!
    15. 15. Citation Page• National PTA: The PTA Story A Century of Commitment to Children 1997• National PTA: http://www.pta.org/about/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3463Retrieved from the world wide web February, 2013
    16. 16. Resources• Nation PTA website: www.pta.org• California State PTA website: www.capta.org• 12th District PTA website: www.12thdistrictpta.org• Sunset School PTA website: www.sunsetpta.info

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