Please contact our Partnerships Chair, Christa M., if your school has updates to your current initiatives: partnerships {@}

What is the Partnerships Committee??

The CCPTA Partnerships Committee encourages and facilitates collaboration between Arlington schools and PTAs/PTSAs. The primary goal of the CCPTA Partnerships Committee is to help Arlington schools and PTAs/PTSAs work together to share resources and support one another.

Partnership efforts may include:

  • Lasting and meaningful relationships between individual schools

  • Joint efforts between schools and PTAs/PTSAs to support initiatives that benefit multiple communities

  • CCPTA facilitated programs across Arlington schools and PTAs/PTSAs to support Arlington families and schools

  • Food/Book/Clothing drives

  • Peer leadership support

  • Partnerships in community events (park meetups, group efforts such as chalking central library for reading, cleaning up parks for Earth Day, etc.)

Through partnerships and collaborations, the CCPTA Partnerships Committee endeavors to provide mutual benefits through shared experiences, increased opportunities for students, the fostering of extended communities, and creating opportunities for students and families from different schools to come together. CCPTA believes that a larger sense of community can ease transitions during boundary changes; that bringing PTA/PTSA leadership teams together will help both new and existing leaders develop strengths; and that school communities working as a team will enrich the social and academic experiences of students at each school beyond the ability of a single PTA/PTSA working within its individual APS-designated community.

Interested in joinging the commitee? We would love to hear your feedback! Click HERE!

JOIN our platform!

New to CCPTA?

JOIN our platform! is an email groups service that enables PTA Presidents and CCPTA delegates to connect, find and share information and communicate:

  • Directly email members and/or group chat

  • Serves as a way to keep CCPTA members informed on important policy changes

  • Get updates on community/CCPTA activities

  • General forum for PTA/PTSA questions/advice

  • Links to important CCPTA documents

  • Link to CCPTA meeting Calendar

  • Access to PTA/PTSA President and Treasurer subgroups

Help make a difference and show your support for Arlington families by contributing to the many efforts that Arlington PTAs/PTSAs and schools have established to support our community. Whether donating funds, food, books, or other supplies, or volunteering your time, your generosity is very appreciated!

CCPTA Partnerships: School and PTA/PTSA Questionnaire: In order to keep the CCPTA Partnerships Committee up to date on your latest school and PTA/PTSA community support efforts, please take a few minutes to provide your updated status and any needs we can help out with. Thank you for all your support for Arlington families!

As a reminder, please exercise caution and restraint when it comes to how PTA/PTSA funds are spent, and comply with Virginia PTA guidance.

    • PTAs/PTSAs are not permitted to raise money for other organizations or individuals.

    • PTAs/PTSAs can publicize efforts that are being undertaken to raise money for other organizations or individuals, but no money can go through the PTA’s/PTSA's account in this scenario. For example, PTAs/PTSAs may not purchase gift cards to be given to individuals or families.

    • PTAs/PTSAs may share funds with other PTAs/PTSAs. You can do this by adding a line-item for "community efforts" to your yearly budget.

What does the Partnerships Committee do??

  • Book Cabinets

The Partnerships Committee has set up eight book cabinets at Arlington schools and in the community during and support ongoing book donations to keep the cabinets filled with books for Arlington families.

Claremont Book Cabinet

  • Book Donation Drives

The Partnerships Committee has provided close to 7,000 books to Arlington elementary schools to distributed to students over the pandemic

    • Summer Break 2021 Book Drive: About 1,000 total books for students

    • Spring Break 2021 Book Drive: Over 2,700 total PreK-5th grade books

    • Winter Break 2020 Book Drive: Over 3,200 total PreK-5th grade books

  • Produce Drive and Distribution Efforts:

Partnering with FreshFarm, CCPTA-coordinated volunteers distributed 900 bags of fresh fruits and vegetables to families in need at 8 sites across the county in December 2020.

In spring 2021, the CCPTA delivered a total of another 775 bags of produce to Arlington families.

Financial donations of more than $26,000 from the community-at-large made this possible.