Co-President Carrie Dixon
Co- President Lisa Francis
Letter from the Independence Council of PTA Co-Presidents
As we kick off the 2013-2014 school year we are excited to celebrate 100 years of Independence Council of PTA. We are humbled by the foundation that many have laid before us and we are encouraged to continue to build on that foundation. With this in mind we are proud to announce this years theme for the Independence Council of PTA's, "Building Our PTA - One Member At a Time". We know that the upcoming year has many innovative and inspirational programs planned for the many PTA units in Independence. We encourage you to become a member and be involved in your local PTA.
PTA is an inclusive organization that is open to all adults who care about children and schools. We have learned that the main thing that parents want from schools is to help their children succeed academically, emotionally and personally. PTA builds bridges between homes and schools. When a parent gets involved with PTA, the child who benefits most is his or her own. We reach out to diverse communities to allow parents to more fully integrate their children into the life of a school. We actively invite all parents to be involved in their children's education through participation in PTA. We work hard to bring mothers, fathers, teachers, school administrators, grandparents, mentors, foster parents, other caregivers and community leaders into the organization.
You can help us build our PTA. Get involved you will be glad you did.
Carrie Dixon and Lisa Francis
Independence Council PTA Co-Presidents
The Purpose of Council
Independence Council of PTAs is here to help. We provide support and assistance to the individual school PTAs and coordinate efforts and between local units. Councils help develop leadership, and support and encourage State and National PTA programs and projects. Councils bring people and schools together for a stronger voice for our children. Together we are stronger! Together everyone achieves more!!
The Purpose of PTA
• To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship
• To raise the standards of home life
• To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
• To bring into close relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
• To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.
To contact the new PTA officers Click on this link: ICPTA_Officers_2013-2014
To look at the calendar for the 2013-2014 school year click on this link: ICPTA 2013-2014 Calendar
Each year the PTA selects recipients for the Mary Elizabeth Learnard Scholarship. Click on PTA Scholarships to read more about this year's winners.