“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
WHAT IS PTA? (Parent Teacher Association)
PTA is a group of parents, family members, teacher, and staff who want to help our school. We all have unique skills, ideas, energy levels, and discretionary time, and we work together to make good things happen throughout the year. We want the children to excel and to know success. We want to keep our school heading in the right direction. We want our teachers and staff to feel appreciated. We want to bridge the gap between the school’s needs and the school’s budget.
The purpose of the Ponderosa PTA is to support the education of students by fostering a cooperative relationship between parents, teachers, support staff, school administrators, and the surrounding community.
In addition, we strive to enhance and support the educational experience, develop a close connection between school, home and community by encouraging parental involvement, and improve the environment at Ponderosa Elementary through volunteer and financial support.
PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
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.
PTA 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. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.
*Contact PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook
*View the PTA Local Unit Handbook here.