Horsemen PTA Mission Statement for 2021-22
The Horsemen Parent Teacher Association (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. Though our children have returned to in-person school, the Horsemen PTA anticipates that the 2021-22 school year will continue to pose unique challenges for our organization. These challenges will require flexibility, creativity and resilience. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, our physical presence in the schools will most likely continue to be minimal. We hope that local infection rates remain low, allowing us to provide more events than last year; however, we must be prepared that live events may have to be eliminated, if necessary.
This year we will strive to continue to foster a sense of community and support between the administration, teachers, and our families as children transition from hybrid and remote models of learning to attending school in person; many children are returning to school for the first time in 18 months. We seek to maximize our efforts by maintaining effective modes of communication with our school community by using email, social media, live and virtual events.
Though our fundraising opportunities remain low, we are hopeful to be able to reintroduce events that could not take place last year. We are excited to propel various forms of community outreach that were initiated last year, such as our Spanish Language Back-to-School Informational Fair organized by our dedicated Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee. Similarly, in less than a year, our amazing Community Wardrobe team has helped clothe hundreds of people through a dignified experience. We will continue to expand our outreach within the community through such endeavors.