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PTA Council of Howard County, MD (PTACHC) serves our 74 PTAs and its 25,000+ members in Howard County, MD who through advocacy support the mission of PTA
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List of Board of Education Candidates Forum held throughout the county during the next two months
COAT DRIVE – Wednesday, October 19. (New date) Flyer
Wanted: gently used coats, hats, mittens, gloves, all sizes.
Drop off is from 2-7 pm on Oct. 19 at ARL building, 10920 Clarksville Pike.
The Coat Drive is a community wide initiative with many community organization participating.
Workshop/Sharing Session:
PTA Prez/VP Leadership Workshop Boardsmanship Oct. 6 RSVP

Financial Workshop Oct. 6 —— Sign UP

Oct. 20———PTA Prez/VP Leadership Workshop Boardsmanship
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Click here for all meeting minutes, agendas, and handouts


Next Meeting - Tuesday, October 4 – 7:30 pm at Homewood Center cafeteria


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:

Upcoming Dates Flyer: How your PTA can help Homewood Center staff and students contact Suzanne McMurtray to arrange your PTA event for Homewood staff and/or student: suzanne_mcmurtray@hcpss.org

PTAs Helping Homewood Flyer

Homewood Treasurer’s Sale Video
from last year Recycled Treasure Sale Video:

COAT DRIVE – Drop off will be sometime in mid to late October…..More information is coming soon. Coat Drive is a program of the HCPSS Pupil Personnel Workers and local organizations.


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

1. Donate directly to Prepare for Success (a 501c3 org)
By mail: Send check payable to “Community Action Council/PFS” at:
Community Action Council / PFS
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, Maryland 21046
or through PayPal (click here for direct link )

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

PTA Officers - join the discussion at the closed Facebook page for local PTA officers only.

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