Why PTA?

HYATTSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA OBJECTIVES:

  • Enrich school community by engaging more parent volunteers, hosting events, and supporting school programs
  • Enhance public image through facility improvements, visibility projects and events to engage Hyattsville community
  • Expand communication between and among parents, PTA board members, school faculty and staff
  • Celebrate cultural diversity and foster a nurturing school environment through meetings, events and communication
The PTA DOES The PTA does NOT
Support the educational programs and extracurricular activities of the school Run the school
Encourage parents’ involvement in their individual children’s lives, education, class, and school Force parents to participate in PTA and/or school activities
Provide feedback and suggestions for school programs Set policy regarding school programs
Coordinate programs and projects that will support or enrich the curriculum Define the school’s curriculum
Encourage/fund the increased exposure of students to technology Dictate the technology platforms and/or software used by the school
Provide feedback/assist with increased awareness of school safety and security issues Define or interfere with  the school’s security program and policies
Organize fundraising efforts to support some additional programs, equipment, and services not covered in the school budget Control the school’s budget
Support the educational goals of the school and assist with attaining those goals through parent and community volunteerism Set the educational goals, testing requirements, or compliance factors
Recruit volunteers and coordinate volunteer efforts to staff PTA functions and assist with school programs Have jurisdiction or authority over school staff, teachers, and other employees
Stay aware of legislation and political issues that may impact education and schools Endorse a particular political candidate or commercial concern
A lot Do everything

This PTA is organized exclusively for the charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.