The National PTA Phoebe Apperson Hearst Innovation in Family Engagement Award


The National PTA Phoebe Apperson Hearst Innovation in Family Engagement Award recognizes and celebrates achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. The recipient of the Hearst Award is awarded $2,000 and is recognized at the Annual National PTA Convention.



National PTA Healthy Lifestyles Grant


To promote childhood health and wellness, National PTA created Healthy Lifestyles Month. Throughout the month of November, PTAs nationwide participate in PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month by conducting programs and events that promote health education, physical activity and parental involvement. Knowing that a healthy child can achieve and learn more, PTAs are encouraging families to increase their physical activity, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, develop community oriented physical activity programs and promote healthy lifelong behaviors. National PTA’s Healthy Lifestyles Month has encouraged PTA to get creative and develop clever initiatives that make living healthy fun.


2012-2013 Winner – Coronado Elementary PTA, Albuquerque
2011-2012 Winner – Coronado Elementary PTA, Albuquerque
2010-2011 Winners – Jemez Mountain Community PTA, Galina; Tesuque Elementary PTA, Tesuque




Take Your Family to School Week

National PTA’s Take Your Family to School Week is a program encouraging strong family engagement and the importance of partnerships among parents, teachers, and school administrators. .

2010-2011 Winners – Coronado Elementary PTA, Albuquerque; Jemez Mountain Community PTA, Galina



National PTA Life Achievement Award

How will you say: “Thank you for your outstanding service to our children”?Give the award of a lifetime. Give the National PTA Life Achievement Award—the highest honor from the nation’s largest child advocacy organization—to the person who daily lives out his or her commitment to children.Recognize and thank that special person you know who goes above and beyond for all children—the one who acts as a tireless advocate for children’s education, health, and well-being.

The recipient of the National PTA Life Achievement Award will receive a certificate of recognition, a congratulatory letter from the national PTA® president, and an elegant 10-karat gold lapel pin or tie tack. The award items will be sent according to the directions accompanying your request and a sample press release will be provided for use in your local media.

The $125 fee for presenting the Life Achievement Award supports the National PTA Endowment Fund and helps ensure the longevity of the association. Your honoree need not be a PTA member to receive the award.

Present the National PTA Life Achievement Award at a ceremony recognizing your honoree’s work. In doing so, you will generate positive publicity and bring together your school, your community, and your PTA.



National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Grant Program


National PTA believes that all children deserve opportunities to explore and be involved in the arts. The National PTA Mary Lou Anderson Grant Program provides matching dollar funding to local PTAs to support in-school and after-school arts enhancement programs in local communities. PTAs serving at-risk student populations are particularly encouraged to apply.




Family Reading Experience

Kindle Recipients for 2017:

  • Eagle Nest Elementary & Middle School PTA – Angel Fire
  • Gonzales Elementary PTA – Santa Fe
  • Jemez Mountain Community PTA – Gallina

Kindle Recipients for 2015:

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School PTA – Rio Rancho
  • Bellehaven Elementary PTA – Albuquerque
  • Puesta Del Sol Elementary PTA – Rio Rancho

Kindle Recipients for 2013:

  • Acoma Elementary PTA – Albuquerque
  • Delores Gonzales Elementary PTA – Albuquerque
  • Alameda Elementary PTA – Albuquerque




National PTA School of Excellence

2016-2018 Schools of Excellence:

  • Capitan PTA – Capitan
  • La Cueva High School PTSA – Albuquerque

2015-2017 Schools of Excellence:

  • Montezuma Elementary – Albuquerque
  • Joe Stanley Smith Elementary – Carlsbad

2014-2016 Schools of Excellence:

  • Bloomfield PTA
    • Blanco Elementary
    • Mesa Alta Jr. High
    • Central Primary
    • Bloomfield Early Childhood Center
  • Capitan Community PTA
    • Capitan Elementary
    • Capitan Middle School
    • Capitan High School
  • Cleveland Middle School – Albuquerque
  • La Cueva High School – Albuquerque