National PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer association working exclusively on behalf of all children and youth.
The PTA Mission
• To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental 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 parents and public involvement in the public schools of the nation.
The Objects of the PTA
• 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
Joining the Mayo PTA gives parents a voice in PTA activities. (Friends and family members may also join the Mayo PTA.) The Mayo PTA sponsors many of the school activities such as Pizza Bingo Night, sleepovers, Thanksgiving Dessert, Sally Foster gift-wrap fundraiser, the Sock Hop, parent education nights, and the annual Silent Auction.
The Mayo Board meets once a month. Parents are invited to attend meetings, which are held at Mayo. Watch for information in your student’s Home and Back for specific dates and times. Each meeting’s approved minutes also are sent in the Home and Back as well.
Students receive snacks in the morning and in the afternoon. Parents are asked to pay $6 a month to offset the cost of these snacks for their child.
The morning snack is usually a protein snack and the afternoon snack is a carbohydrate. Providing students with these nutritional snacks gives them one of the tools necessary to do their best.
For a $25 fee, the PTA will purchase school supplies for your student. The supplies are delivered directly to the child’s teacher. If parents choose, however, they may pay for their own student’s supplies. Lists are available tonight and at the Back to School picnic.
Since Mayo Demonstration School began, parents have generously supported the school through an optional pledge, usually $14 a month. The pledge is used to pay for a variety of projects and items not covered by the district. For example, most schools in the district can only afford to pay for one or two field trips during the year. Through the pledge funds, Mayo students have the opportunity to take eight to 10 field trips a year.
The pledge is also used to help pay for library books, educational materials in the classroom not covered through district funds, and general upkeep of the school, including structural and cosmetic improvements.
As you are probably aware, this year the district has cut funding to every school in the district. Through your generous pledge, the Mayo PTA will be able to continue to support the teachers and staff.