parent-teacher association

noun, often capitalized P&T&A

Definition of parent-teacher association

: 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

Examples of parent-teacher association in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 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 Contreras said her prize at the end was a pumpkin, and a decorating kit provided by the parent-teacher association of Franklin Park School District 84. Anna Kim,, 20 Oct. 2020 Tabitha Persaud, mom of three Aikahi students, remembers Fraser coming to the parent-teacher association with the idea of approaching big names. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Star Tribune, 12 Oct. 2020 Lunch Bunch groups meet online, the back-to-school nights have been held virtually, with videos taking the viewers on tours of the school, and parent-teacher association meetings are being held in school parking lots, with everyone wearing masks. Tracy Trobridge,, 9 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of parent-teacher association

1914, in the meaning defined above

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