Horsemen PTA Mission Statement for 2020-21
While the PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child, the Horsemen PTA sees 2020-21 as a challenging and unique year for our group. Because of Covid-19, our physical presence in the schools will be diminished and opportunities for live community events will be limited, and more likely eliminated.
Therefore, our primary goal in the coming year will be to foster a sense of community and support between the administration, teachers, and our families, whether they are enrolled in the hybrid or remote model. Our aim is for all students to receive an equitable education, getting the support they need, and for all families regardless of race or ethnicity to have opportunities to offer feedback and be heard. In order to achieve this goal, the Horsemen PTA will seek to increase communication in the school community via e-mail, social media, virtual (and, when possible, live) events, and any other means possible.
With decreased opportunities for fundraising, this is also a year to focus our energies on other important endeavors, such as the establishment of our Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Outreach and greater connection to our community partners, such as the Board of Education and the Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytown, should also be goals for the coming year.