parent-teacher association

noun

often capitalized P&T&A
: an organization of local groups of teachers and the parents of their pupils that works for the improvement of the schools and the benefit of the pupils

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lyric Winik, the school’s parent-teacher association president, said that when the lockdown went into place in September, her phone was filled with texts from other parents trying to understand what was happening. Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 8 Nov. 2022 The parent-teacher association at Westchester Elementary School in Catonsville led a project which had local elementary and middle school artists painting positive messages on bathrooms at the school. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 10 Aug. 2022 The families that welcomed his own — one of the first Black families in the Keystone-Monon neighborhood on the city's north side — were part of a community that participated in block parties and parent-teacher association meetings. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Dec. 2021 The purifiers -- provided by the school's parent-teacher association -- and portable microphone systems, provided by the district to compensate for the voice-muffling masks, are the latest in classroom furnishings. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, 1 June 2021 Relying in part on school funding and in part on money raised by the parent-teacher association, Douds purchased two pop-up tents to supplement the permanent ones, to be erected in case of bad weather. Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2021 The visit was arranged by Principal Frank Kuzniewski and Assistant Principal Alexandra Oreluk, with help from the school’s parent-teacher association and staff members, who helped coordinate the visits with Santa. Anna Kim, chicagotribune.com, 22 Dec. 2020 Parents like Rosa Mar, the parent-teacher association president at P.S. 92 in the Queens neighborhood of Corona, have raised money for the program for students at different schools. Katie Honan, WSJ, 12 Dec. 2020 McIntosh, a former JCPS teacher who continues to volunteer with the parent-teacher association at her daughter's elementary school, had received 63% of the vote, according to preliminary results. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 4 Nov. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parent-teacher association was in 1914

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“Parent-teacher association.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parent-teacher%20association. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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