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What is a PTSA?

A Parent, Teacher, Student Association is comprised of families, students, teachers, administrators, business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. ​Membership in PTSA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

The Meadowlark PTSA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. We strive to build a strong partnership between faculty, staff, and families by providing diverse opportunities for involvement.

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

If you’d like to learn more about the PTSA at the national level, check out their website. Their Advocacy page describes the National PTSA’s public policy agenda, which is updated annually and outlines policy priorities and recommendations for Congress. From universal kindergarten to a juvenile justice system—National PTA® advocates have been at the heart of our nation’s greatest advances for youth.

Meadowlark’s PTSA Purposes

The primary purposes of Meadowlark’s PTSA are captured in the Five C’s:

  • Communication – Provide clear, concise communication between teachers, parents, students and staff about PTSA events

 

  • Community Building – Engage families in events that build a strong sense of community and develop mutual respect and positive relationships

 

  • Classroom Support – Sponsor, promote and  communicate events for all students that supplement and enhance the BVSD curriculum

 

  • Creating Volunteer Opportunities – Provide many and varied opportunities for families to become involved in their children’s education

 

  • Cash – Raise funds through advocacy to meet students needs not provided through district allocations.

PTSA Values

  • Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.

 

  • Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.

 

  • Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.

 

  • Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.

 

  • Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.

 

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