As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.

Working in cooperation with many national education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups and federal agencies, the National PTA organization collaborates on projects that benefit children and that bring valuable resources to its members.  As a member of the national PTA, the River Vale PTA has access to these resources as well.  Visit the National PTA website for an extensive look at all of the ways the PTA helps our community.  Locally, we help parents, students, and our entire community.  We are proud of our achievements, and would like to share them with you.

PTA Vision: What the future will look like if PTA accomplishes its mission:

Making every child's potential a reality.

PTA Mission: The overall purpose of PTA:

“To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.”

PTA Values: What PTA stands for:

Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.

Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.

Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.

Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.

Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.

Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.