Heritage Elementary PTA
Heritage Elementary PTA is a local unit of Utah PTA. Utah PTA is a non-profit grassroots child advocacy organization made up of parents, teachers, and students. It is a representative organization, run by elected boards of volunteers made up of parents, school employees, and community members.
Our agenda is advocating for children through providing education to members on issues facing children and families, involving parents in the schools (including service and advocacy projects), encouraging literacy and informed educational choices for children and families, and developing leadership and family life skills through programs and services to the families and public schools in Utah. We believe in creating a positive, unified, safe learning experience for each student.
Examples of local programs supported by Heritage Elementary PTA are the reflections art program, field trips, health and safety week, cyber safety, drug awareness week, vision and hearing screening, DIBELS testing, spelling and geography bee, history and science fairs, book fairs (providing thousands of dollars in books for the school), back to school and ILP teacher meals, teacher appreciation, secretaries days, field day, literacy, character education and recognition, as well as fund raisers to put technology in our school. We help enrich each child’s school experience.
What is the PTA?
Utah PTA was created as a partnership between parents, educators, students, and individuals who want to make a difference in the life of a child. The PTA is an organization that is actively involved in promoting activities and legislation that support the nation’s public school children.
Utah PTA supports many National programs and legislative efforts as they relate to the welfare of Utah’s public school children.
Utah PTA participates in numerous committees, coalitions, conferences, summits, and programs for children and youth.
Utah PTA holds an annual leadership convention to train PTA leaders across the state as well as conduct Business and Resolutions voting, a Legislative Conference to bring important grassroots issues to the membership, and PTA Day at the Legislature to give hands-on experience.
Utah PTA provides valuable parent information through National Standards for Family—School Partnerships, an annual Critical Issues conference, leadership trainings, legislative training, and partnerships with other organizations.
Utah PTA’s backbone is the organization of highly diverse 135,000 volunteer members who donate thousand of hours to benefit the children in local public schools.
Utah PTA advocates for all children, following bills that are supported by Utah PTA resolutions that originate from the grass roots members.
Utah PTA is the watch dog for School Trust Land money, following issues and advocating to be sure the monies keep flowing through the local schools and that all uses of the land benefit the beneficiaries, the children of Utah.
Utah PTA supports Public Schools.
A Local PTA organization is a viable, involved organization within every community that seeks to improve the education, safety, and welfare of children and youth. Local businesses, organizations, school communities, and community leaders work together with PTA to develop the common community bonds that further local values and goals that strengthen family, school, and community.
The Utah PTA will help every child realize his full potential and will:
Support and speak on behalf of children and youth, and…
Encourage positive involvement in all facets of a child’s life, and…
Assist in developing skills to raise and protect children and youth.
The Purposes of PTA
To promote the welfare of children and youth in the 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.
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.
PTA does not act alone. Working in cooperation with many national education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups and federal agencies, the national PTA organization collaborates on projects that benefit children and that bring valuable resources to its members.
Click here to read about the National PTA Mission, Vision and Values