What is a PTA?
The PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) is a grassroots organization that brings parents and teachers together so they can work towards improving the lives and education of students. Over 6.5 million people belong to PTAs nationwide, making it the largest child-advocacy volunteer association. Simply, a PTA is a group of adults, both men and women, affiliated with a school that have organized to work to help children thrive and learn — whether that means fundraising for school supplies, educating parents, helping teachers, or fighting for legislation to ensure every child gets a high-quality education.
Welcome to the start of another great school year at Penngrove Elementary, I hope you had a wonderful summer enjoying time with family and friends!
Friends of Penngrove PTA is looking forward to once again providing exciting and enriching programs and activities for the students. Kicking off the year with a bang will be our Back to School Movie Night on Friday, August 2nd from 7-10:30pm at Penngrove Elementary. We hope to see you all there! From the movie night to assemblies to family fun nights, our primary focus is the same – the children!
In order to make all these things happen, we need your support and assistance with volunteering. We have many wonderful events planned for the year, but we can't do them without your help. The parent community at Penngrove is like no other, so I have no doubt we will see all of your smiling faces at our events this year! In addition, becoming a member of our PTA is a wonderful opportunity to be involved, this means you have a voice for your family and your child. There are many opportunities to help and we appreciate your time and effort spent making our organization successful!
The PTA board and I are excited to get this year underway, and we invite you to join us at any one of our meetings.
In the meantime, please contact me if you have any questions.
I look forward to having a great school year with all of you and your amazing children!