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 eventEvent is co-sponsored by ITAV and Mill Valley PTAs and Kentfield School District.Raising Healthy, Caring and Successful Children in Today’s Complicated WorldWednesday, December 8th 6:30-8pmThe last five decades have produced solid research about what kinds of parenting predict high achievement, social and emotional competence, and a strong character. Pulling it off is quite another matter... Join us for a lecture by Dr. Laura Kastner, author and clinical professor, that will cover some neuroscience and research about stress and focus on how parents can be effective and skillful in handling typical parenting challenges.With the complexities of today’s world, parents are understandably concerned about how to both protect their children and challenge them to develop the skills and resilience they need. Studies have demonstrated that children and families who practice healthy and adaptive responses to stress are most likely to be resilient and successful with life goals. The challenge for parents is managing boundaries regarding family routines without sacrificing their warm and loving relationship, while also granting developmentally-appropriate autonomy. What parent doesn’t want less stress in this world of excess?There will be simultaneous live Spanish interpretation on Zoom. Este seminario web se transmite simultáneamente en español.Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/95108315759
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.
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.
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 to increase equity for all and decrease 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.
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