Letter from the Council President
As we kick off the new school year I am excited about what we have to look forward to the upcoming year.It is my belief that parent involvement in schools is essential to creating a great school. Organizations like PTA give the children a voice and the educators a partner in the success of the children. At the secondary level, PTSA gives the students a vehicle to exercise their voice. It is my belief that schools get better when they listen to students and parents. Parents get stronger when they belong to PTA and listen to their colleague parents and work closely with educators.We will be having a few training opportunities throughout the year to help strengthen as leaders. Remember, PTA is made up of you! Parents and Teachers, all working together for the benefit of our students! So, be involved! Be active! Be part of the TEAM!
It is an honor to serve you as your Council President again this year!
Have a fantastic year!!!
Independence Council PTA President
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.
Independence Council of PTAs 2012 - 2013 Calendar
|August 2nd, Thursday||Council Meeting||Bridger Library||7:00-8:00pm|
|September 6th, Thursday||Council Meeting||Bridger Library||7:00-8:00 pm|
|October 4th, Thursday||Council Meeting||Bridger Library||7:00-8:00pm|
|October 19th – 21st||MO PTA Annual Convention||Hilton, KC Airport|
|November 1st , Thursday||Council Meeting||Bridger Library||7:00-8:00pm|
|December 6th , Thursday||Council Christmas Party||TBA||6:30pm|
|January 3rd, Thursday||Council Meeting||Bridger Library||7:00-8:00pm|
|February 7th , Thursday||Founder’s Day Breakfast||Pioneer Ridge, Small Gym||9:30 am|
|February 21st,Thursday||Alternate Founder’s Day Breakfast||Pioneer Ridge, Small Gym||9:30 am|
|March 7th, Thursday||Council Meeting||Bridger Library||7:00-8:00pm|
|March 30th – April 1st||MO PTA Leadership Conference||TBA|
|April 4th, Thursday||Council Meeting||Bridger Library||7:00-8:00pm|
|April 18th, Thursday||School of Information||Pioneer Ridge Middle School||6:00pm|
|May 2nd, Thursday||Scholarship Awards, President Meet & Greet||Truman HS Library||6:30-8:30pm|
Independence Council of PTA
17908 E. 25th St. Crt. S.
Independence, MO 64057
1St Vice President
16200 E. US Hwy. 40
Independence, MO 64136
2nd Vice President
3805 N. Union Street
Independence, MO 64050
17012 E. 31st Street S.
Independence, MO 64055
1608 N. Kiger Road
Independence, MO 64050
2115 S. Scott Ave.
Independence, MO 64052