Mountain View ES PTA Mission and Goals
The Purposes of the Mountain View Elementary PTA:
- Ensure that all programs advocate for the welfare of our children;
- Broaden our children's awareness of community and foster a respect for differences through a cooperative effort by parents, teachers, staff and our Partners in Education;
- Foster a positive relationship between the PTA, faculty, staff, Foundation and our children through ongoing communication and planned social events;
- Provide continuing education on legislative initiatives and child development programs; and
- Support environmentally friendly activities and raise environmental awareness.
Strategic planning goals
- Reset -To realign our shifted trajectory with the PTA purpose and refocus on our core PTA values and standards.
- Rebrand - To create a consistent, unified, modernized and powerful perception of our messaging and visual identity.
- Reconnect - To engage new families and re-engage our existing families after the increasing detachment and withdrawal caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
National PTA Mission and Goals
The Vision of PTA is to make every child's potential a reality.
The Mission of PTA is:
- To be a powerful voice for all children;
- To be a relevant resource for families and communities; and
- To be a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
The Values of PTA are:
- Collaboration: To work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish agreed-upon goals;
- Commitment: To dedicate PTA to promoting children's health, well-being and educational success through strong parent, family and community involvement;
- Accountability: To acknowledge the obligations of PTA and deliver on its promises;
- Respect: To value PTA colleagues and itself. PTA expects the same high quality of effort and thought from its own as it does from others;
- Inclusion: To invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. PTA values and seeks input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible; and
- Integrity: To act consistently with PTA beliefs. When PTA errs, it acknowledges the mistake and seeks to make amends.
The Purposes of PTA are:
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship;
- To raise the standards of home life;
- To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth;
- To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth; and
- To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.
PTA National Standards for Family-School Partnerships
Standard 1: Welcoming all families into the school community - Families are active participants in the life of the school, and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are learning and doing in class.
Standard 2: Communicating effectively - Families and school staff engage in regular, meaningful communication about student learning.
Standard 3: Supporting student success - Families and school staff continuously collaborate to support students learning and healthy development both at home and at school, and have regular opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and skills to do so effectively.
Standard 4: Speaking up for every child - Families are empowered to be advocates for their own and other children, to ensure that students are treated fairly and have access to learning opportunities that will support their success.
Standard 5: Sharing power - Families and school staff are equal partners in decisions that affect children and families and together inform, influence, and create policies, practices, and programs.
Standard 6: Collaborating with community - Families and school staff collaborate with community members to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and civic participation.
For more information about the National Standards and PTA programs that promote family-school partnerships, visit www.pta.org.