About Us

PTA Mission:

The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTA Values:
  • Collaboration: We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
  • Commitment: We are dedicated to children’s educational success, health, and well-being through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
  • Diversity: We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
  • Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals.
  • Accountability: All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s strategic initiatives.


PTA Purpose:
  • To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship and throughout the community
  • To raise the standards of home life
  • To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare and the safety of children and youth
  • To promote the collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth
  • To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of all children and youth
  • To advocate for the fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding


Jeffers Hill Elementary School PTA



Why the JHES PTA?

  • PTAs benefit everyone. Strong schools mean stronger communities. PTA membership is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth.
  • PTAs improve children’s well-being by focusing on what students need to be successful in their learning, including proper nutrition, safety and healthy environments.
  • PTAs keep families informed. Involved families can understand the challenges schools face and become part of the solution. PTAs support education through active participation and advocacy. PTAs help families navigate the local educational system to become effective participants and advocates for their children.
  • PTAs help schools fulfill family engagement requirements mandated by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Getting involved in PTA is the best way to facilitate family engagement.  More than 85 rigorous research studies conducted over 40 years show that kids do better when families are involved in the education of their children. Grades are higher. Test scores improve. Attendance increases.
  • Every PTA unit selects its own programs and activities. While National PTA creates many successful programs for local units to use, there are no required programs.
  • PTAs are independent of school systems yet collaborate in their local communities with administrators, lawmakers and community-based organizations. They can make the decisions that will best serve their needs.

When you see the work PTAs do collectively (locally, regionally and nationally) to help children, families and schools, you get it. The number one reason to join PTA is to benefit your child. Single parents may seek a support network, working parents may want a source of information or a voice, non-English-speaking individuals may look for opportunities to share their culture, and business owners may look for a way to improve their public image. While subscribing to the mission of PTA, members may join to fulfill personal needs.

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