Founders Day, February 17th commemorates the first convention of the National
Congress of Mothers, held February 17-19, 1897 in Washington DC. Each February,
PTAs nationwide pay special tribute to Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson
Hearst, co-founders of the National Congress of Mothers, eventually called the National
Congress of Parents and Teachers, or PTA. We also remember Selena Sloan Butler,
who in 1926 founded the National Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers, which
united with the National PTA in 1970.
In 1910 Mrs. David O. Mears, one of the original members of the Congress suggested
that Founders Day should always be observed as a significant anniversary by the
National Congress – and everyone concerned with the needs of children and youth.
Each year since then PTA members have honored the Founders. Through the
Founders Day gift, they have helped ensure ever stronger and more effective local,
state, and national parent-teacher action for children.
Sunset PTA wishes to thank all of the many volunteers, parents and teachers that help to support our organization. Together we have may a positive impact on our students education by providing funding and resources for the following programs (an many more!)
Art Trek | Accelerated Reader | Field Trips | Classroom Supplies | Library Funds | Awards & Incentives | More!