Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs)
Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) are non-profit organizations that advocate for children, build community for families, and fundraise at each school.
The PTAs of all five elementary schools and the middle school provide programs and organize events at their site, support teachers and staff, communicate to parents and the community, and increase parent involvement. In addition, school PTAs fund site-specific needs, including: student enrichment programs across many subjects, essential classroom supplies, library books, student assemblies, parent education, emergency preparation, site beautification, garden programs and more.
PTA Council Speaker Series Event
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Self-advocacy is an invaluable skill for youth with disabilities. However, many young people with disabilities lack the skills to advocate in the most productive ways. Effective self-advocacy requires a solid understanding of one’s strengths, challenges, and needs, along with the ability to communicate this essential information clearly.
In this workshop with Sam Drazin, Founder and Executive Director of Changing Perspective, parents and caregivers of youth with disabilities, participants will learn about strategies and resources that can help them to empower their students to feel confident in their uniqueness, so they can collaborate and communicate with their peers in safe, respectful ways while getting their needs met.Discussion topics include:
- Talking effectively with your young person about their disability/disabilities
- Helping your young person recognize their strengths and challenges
- Supporting your young person in gaining a better understanding of their identity
This event is part of the MVMS All Means All 2022-23 school year pilot program funded through DSE.There will be simultaneous live Spanish interpretation on Zoom. Este seminario web se transmite simultáneamente en español.
Mill Valley Council of PTAs
PTA strives to create communities that provide safety, opportunity, and a nurturing environment for all children and families. As parents, we do everything in our power to protect our children from harm of all kinds, but the reality of continuing discrimination and injustice makes that impossible for many of our children and families. This cannot continue.
MV PTA Council denounces racial injustice and discrimination of all kinds, including the mistreatment of people based on their race, language, ethnic background, ability, religion, or sexual identity. We stand in solidarity with our district in its focus on increasing equality for all and decreasing racism and discrimination of any kind.
MV PTA Council joins our community, education, and equity partners in seeking concrete actions to address the pattern of institutional discrimination and systemic racism in our schools. We commit to work towards eliminating bias, racism, and inequities within our PTAs, MVSD, and our community as a whole.
We reaffirm our commitment to advocate for all children and we call upon our members to listen, educate, and pursue meaningful change to end institutional racism, and to promote the principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity.
If you have questions or would like more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Mill Valley Council of PTAs is to facilitate communication among PTA Units, to unify and strengthen its associations, to exchange ideas and experiences, to serve as a channel of communication with the Mill Valley School District and to advocate collectively for the benefit of the education, health and welfare of children.
The It Takes a Village PTA
It Takes A Village (ITAV) promotes the academic success of all students in Mill Valley schools who learn differently through parent education and advocacy.