Who is the PTA?
Three Levels of Commitment to Children
Lakeland Hills Elementary PTA Local Unit:
Our school’s PTA is governed by an Executive Board of two presidents, two vice presidents, a secretary, and a treasurer. This team manages a Board of Directors consisting of the chairs and co-chairs of dozens of committees. Participating as a Member in our local unit gives parents and teachers a voice and a vote concerning fundraising, community activities, educational enrichment, and legislative endorsement. We work closely with school and district administration for the benefit of the students at our school.
Our Unit’s Goals
· To Maximize the potential of PTA in our community
· To Improve our ability to communicate with our diverse population
· To Focus on Math and Science Enrichment
· To Educate voters about Legislation, Levies, and Bonds that affect our schools
· To Support the district's goals of healthy living for children and families
Washington State PTA:
The Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers (the Washington State PTA), a branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (the National PTA), was founded in 1905. The Washington State PTA is a nonprofit, membership association which seeks to bring together the home, school and community on behalf of all children and youth.
Washington State PTA includes all people without regard to differences in race, culture, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, gender, abilities, special needs or geographic location.
The Washington State PTA is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 4 statewide officers, 13 region directors, a leadership director, a program director, and a legislative director. The board governs the affairs of the State PTA, as well as provides leadership training and education to local PTA units and councils. The Washington State PTA is chartered by and affiliated with the National PTA.
The National PTA, founded in 1897, is the nation's oldest child advocacy organization. It is comprised of nearly 6.5 million members in more than 26,000 local PTA units throughout the United States and Europe.
National PTA’s Mission
· 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.
· To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children
and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education