Mount Vernon High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association®
100 California Road; Mount Vernon, New York 10552
MVHSPTA@mtvernoncsd.org (914) 665-5269Dear Mount Vernon High School Friends,Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year here at Mount Vernon High School!
Together with the Executive Board, I want to let you know that we look forward to a great year for all of our students. Everyone has something to offer and all are welcome to participate and help us in our work to enrich the lives of our children.
Our children have now become young adults and will soon be following their own paths. Our young people may feel they no longer need us, but that is not the case. Our children need us now more than ever to make sure they are prepared for all the wonderful opportunities the future holds for them. As parents we need to continue to show our presence. We need to help guide, encourage and support our children at this very important juncture.
Last year our PTA advocated for students, staff and increased school safety, we helped improve Parental Involvement, and built a relationship with Mr. Gonzalez and his wonderful staff. Our Executive Board members pledged to continue in their positions for another year as we hope to accomplish even more for our PTA this year.
As PTA members, we know how powerful mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers, community members and all caring adults can be when they join together to improve our schools for the benefit of our children. Please help us accomplish our goals by taking the first step and joining our PTA. PTA membership is $10.00 per person and we welcome anyone who has an interest in supporting our school community. Since we are a PTSA we also have student memberships available for only $5.00. We encourage our students to take an active role in their PTSA and participate by becoming a member, attending meetings and adding their voices to every topic of discussion.
Last year our PTA was recognized by NYS PTA earning several awards and even receiving the highest honor of Most Increased Membership from the Westchester East Putnam Regional PTA. We will continue working together with Mr. Gonzalez and his staff to think of new ideas that will make our school even better. This year we are happy to be joined by two additional teacher representatives making our unit even stronger. Last year our PTA began sending emails to inform the community about upcoming events, school closings, career and educational opportunities for students, and most importantly we highlighted our children’s accomplishments. We will continue to keep parents informed and involved so we ask that you please make every effort to attend our monthly PTA meetings and participate in our discussions. Our PTA meetings are the perfect opportunity to learn about what is happening in our school and community from our Principal, teachers and guest speakers. Our PTA respects your time, we will continue to begin meetings promptly and get through our business as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our monthly PTA meetings will be held on the following dates at 6:30pm unless otherwise stated: 9/17, 10/3 (6pm) Meet and Greet, 11/13, 12/11, 1/15, 2/10 (morning meeting) Parent Involvement Day, 3/12, 4/9, 5/14.
The executive board and I are excited to be your PTA representatives. We look forward to meeting all of you and encourage you to share your ideas. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions (914) 699-6199 firstname.lastname@example.org.