A Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a school. Their responsibilities are electing parent members to serve on School Leadership Teams and Community Education Councils, conducting outreach to get other parents involved in school life, and supporting school activities like Parent-Teacher Conferences, open houses and curriculum nights. The PTA develops its own bylaws, elects officers, and holds regular meetings.
Welcome back to all returning families, and a big welcome to all new families.
As the new school year begins, we once again ask for your support so that we can continue making resources and learning opportunities available to all our students. Your membership fees help the PTA to provide a wide range of educational enrichment programs for the students. Money raised through PTA fundraisers helps to fund the following:
- Music, Art, and Science Programs
- School Plays
- Family International Night
- Space Camp
- Anti-Bullying Campaign
- Special Olympics
- Green Team
- Jewelry Club
- ...and much more
For the PTA to be effective and truly representative of the school, everyone’s participation is essential. Many parents feel that they cannot participate in the PTA because they cannot come to meetings or be at school during the day. We want everyone to feel that they are part of the LAMS Community. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, your time, your talents, or simply your voice, is truly needed. We can match your time constraints and interests to needed tasks. There are endless possibilities in ways you can help.
Keep in mind that by volunteering at our school, you will get to enjoy interacting with the kids, become friends with other parents, and accomplish things that truly make a difference. We have many ways in which Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Caregivers and Businesses can contribute to the LAMS community. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. We promise that the time you give to the PTA and the school will be worth your while and... You will Feel Good About It!
We would like to thank you in advance for your support. If you have any questions or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact us. Have a wonderful school year and we look forward to seeing you at our PTA meetings every month.