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National PTA Purposes
• To promote the welfare of 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 closer 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.

Maryland PTA Mission
• To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before 
government bodies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;

• To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and

• To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of this nation. 

Talbott Springs Elementary School PTA 2014-2015 Goals and Targets

Goal #1--Promote the health safety welfare of all students, families, staff and community.

        • Target 1a--Arrange educational speakers including community safety experts to present at PTA meetings and/or school functions at least two times per year.

        • Target 1b--Conduct at least one community outreach project during the year.

Goal #2--Complement the curriculum through after school programs, cultural arts programs, 
special funding and similar activities.

        • Target 2a--Conduct one cultural arts program and one science/technology program. 

        • Target 2b--Provide special funding to enhance at least three school activities that have funding restrictions.

Goal #3--Support the staff of TSES through appreciation and volunteerism.

        • Target 3a--Assure that the staff receive a tangible demonstration of appreciation on a monthly basis to include hosting an appreciation meal for staff at the parent teacher conferences in November and February, and something for teacher appreciation week. 

        • Target 3b--Promote parent and community volunteerism at the school through promoting of existing school volunteer opportunities.
General PTA Address,
Aug 20, 2014, 3:11 PM