Advocacy

The advocacy committee shall develop and organize meetings, activities, and programs to further the goals and purposes of PTA. This committee is tasked with improving communications and relationships between school staff and families; educating families and caregivers on important issues related to the health and educational success of their children; and helping to make each child’s potential a reality.  One of the our Advocacy Priorities is Health and Wellness. The education of children depends, to a great degree, on their overall health. Our public schools must help children learn the value of balanced nutrition, sensible exercise and good overall health. 

Who? What? Why?

WHO?

 Any PTA member can be part of the advocacy team. The only requirement is the have a DESIRE to improve their children’s educational experience. PTA is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful advocacy organizations. PTA has been an advocate for children since 1897, and has always been at the forefront in supporting laws that benefit children

WHAT?

We can advocate for our children every day. Being a part of the advocacy team will allow the member to be intimately involved in decisions that will affect their children’s ability to be involved and successful at various activities throughout the school year as well the everyday educational experience.  PTA supports laws that benefit children. Our Advocacy committee will visit with our elected officials, reach out to local officials in an effort communicate all the great work our school does with students and how that benefits our overall community.

WHY?

To ensure that each and every child reaches their full potential as well as secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.     What is inclusion?  An attitude and approach that seeks to ensure every person regardless of differences, can meaningfully participate.

Do you suspect your child might be challenged with a learning difference?  Early action can minimize the difficulties they face. While each of these issues are unique, they all have the potential to hinder your child's academic progress, create social problems and set the stage for low self esteem.  Suzanne M. Wood said it best - If your instinct tell you your child might need support, don't delay discussing your concerns with his or her teacher, guidance counselor, or pediatrician.  You are your child's best advocate.