In the United States a PTA, Parent Teacher Association, is a formal organization that consists of parents, teachers and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in a public or private school. Most public and private K-8 schools in the U.S. have a PTA, a Parent Teacher Organization or an equivalent local organization. At the local level, the goal of all parent-teacher groups is to support their schools, encourage parent involvement, support teachers, and organize family events.
A textbook definition does not even begin to define the PTA here at St. Veronica School. The PTA is an active part of the SVS Community. They are a “hands on” organization, reaching out and making the school a better place for everyone on campus. Whether it is a Book Fair, Mother’s Day Sale, or PTA Christmas Luncheon, their impact on SVS is insurmountable.
The PTA sponsors activities all throughout the school year. From the Fall Family Dance to Potluck Dinners; from the Family Fun Nights to the Ice Cream Socials; from the Walk-a-thon to the “LEGENDARY” SVS Gift Auction, each and every activity planned incorporates the idea of quality family time while providing a necessary opportunity for parents to gather in a comfortable and safe environment.
Our PTA sponsors an Open House every winter on the Sunday that begins Catholic Schools Week. It has become an event that faculty, parents and students eagerly wait for each year – the chance to welcome other families into SVS and see that we truly are the “Best Kept Secret” in Howell!
The entire school community is kept up to date on all of the happenings at SVS with the “News and Views.” The News and Views is a great source of information, pictures and articles pertaining to the things that take place at St. Veronica School every day, from the ORDINARY to EXTRAORDINARY.
The PTA meets typically once a month. All parents are invited and urged to attend the meetings. Volunteers are constantly needed to plan and implement many of the activities and fundraising activities. Please come out and join us!!!