Welcome to the PTA Council of Howard County website

PTA Council of Howard County, MD (PTACHC) serves our 74 PTA’s and its 25,000+ members in Howard County, MD who, through advocacy, support the mission of PTA.



2017 Financial Training Dates

Click here for all meeting minutes, agendas, and handouts


PTACHC is still looking for persons interested in being a Committee Chair for the following committees:

After Prom

If interested, please email ptachc@gmail.com



Winter Coat Drive 2017 flyer

HCPSS Pupil Personnel Workers (PPW’s) in cooperation with PTA Council of Howard County and other community organizations are sponsoring this annual coat drive to provide students in our own school community (and their families) who are in need of winter coats, gloves, hats…

If your PTA is willing to participate in this outreach project, plan your collection drive between Oct. 1 – 25.

Then drop off your collected coats and other winter items on:

When: Wednesday, October 25th
Time:  between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Where: ARL Building, 10920 Route 108, Ellicott City, MD 21042

Your PTA is asked to make sure coats are clean and ready to wear immediately AND to sort and bag by gender and age group prior to dropping off.  If unable to sort ahead of time, please stay 15 minutes at drop off to sort items.  Thank you
Gender:                    Male/Female

Age Group:    * High School/Adult
* Elementary School/Middle School
* Infant/Toddler(up to 5T)


The Homewood School has 3 distinct programs to meet the specific needs of individual students who have difficulty functioning in traditional classroom settings. Homewood does not have a PTA as each student is counted at their home school. There are several ways to assist Homewood’s staff and students:

Contact Suzanne McMurtray to arrange your PTA event for Homewood staff and/or student: suzanne_mcmurtray@hcpss.org

PTA’s Helping Homewood



Prepare for Success Back Pack Program flyer

Two ways a PTA can help our Howard County students who need of school supplies

1. Donate directly to Prepare for Success (a 501(c)(3) org)
By mail: Send check payable to “Community Action Council/PFS” at:
Community Action Council / PFS
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, Maryland 21046

2. Collect school supplies and drop off at the council office.


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PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.