PTA Support

Important Links for PTA Leaders

Henrico County Council of PTAs/PTSAs

Start or Reestablish Your PTA

Internal Site (editable by Henrico PTA leaders)

Henrico County Public Schools

Richmond District PTA

Submit Officer Contact Information

Annual Compliance Documents (review our Treasurers page, too)

Training Library

Diversity Resources

Local Leader Kit

How to Operate Virtually

The Henrico County Council of PTAs/PTSAs (HCCPTA) supports continued and active volunteer engagement during ALL phases of school reopening plans (see our position statement). We have worked with Henrico County Public Schools to develop the following guidance and revised volunteer policy. The volunteer policy was updated on February 24, 2022 from three tiers to two tiers. As of March 10, 2022, HCPS is in Tier 2.

HCCPTA's Guidance for PTAs/PTSAs

HCPS Volunteer Policy

Why PTA?

PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America.

Today's PTA is comprised of five million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents, and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. We speak with one voice for every child. Today, the issues affecting our children extend beyond their individual schools. The PTA's nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation. This mission is unique to the PTA. Many benefits our children receive today, such as universal kindergarten, the National School Lunch Program, and a juvenile justice system, were accomplished as a result of the PTA mission.

By joining the PTA network, families and communities have access to important benefits, including:

Programs for PTA Members

A key benefit of having a PTA or PTSA at your school is being able to take advantage of special resources, programs, and grants designed for parents, teachers, and students.

National PTA Award and Grant Opportunities 

National PTA Programs

Students create original works of art in response to a theme. Categories include dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

Deliver access and hands-on exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math to families through school and home programs. Grants available for support.

Explore interactive approaches that engages the whole family in reading activities. Given parents a deeper understanding of the simple ways they can support literacy.

Support parenting in the digital age and help children act safely, responsibly and thoughtfully online. Grants available for support. 

Make a year-long commitment to identify and implement an action plan for school improvement in this data-driven recognition program. Honor opens grant opportunities.

Offer educational resources and engagement opportunities that inform students and families on ways to make better-informed health decisions. 

Virginia PTA Programs

Power Plates

Students practice healthy eating habits by submitting their original, healthy recipes for competition. Categories include breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack.

Citizenship Essay

Foster a sense of citizenship and responsibility in the lives of our children – tomorrow’s leaders, though a writing an essay. Cash prize is awarded to winner.

Paying Your HCCPTA Dues

Important note: For step-by-step instructions for completing the various tasks to get your PTA/PTSA in good standing (including paying dues), please go to our crowdsourced Treasurers page.

Deadline: Dec. 15 of every year

You will need to make one (1) dues payment to the Henrico County Council of PTAs/PTSAs (HCCPTA) every year. The HCCPTA charges dues of $0.10 per member based on the membership total at the end of the last fiscal year (June 30). Please note that the HCCPTA (county) dues are different from the Virginia PTA (state) dues, which you will pay monthly through MemberHub's Memberships > Remit State Dues menu option, and which apply to the current year's membership, not last year's.

HCCPTA's treasurer ( will email you the invoice in November. You have three options for paying:

3. Mail a check payable to HCCPTA to the following address:

HCCPTA c/o Victor Chen
514 Ridgeley Ln
Henrico, VA 23229-7236

If mailing a check, please include a printed copy of the invoice. You can print out the invoice email or fill out a blank form here.