Educational Institutions

Conn Elementary PTA

  • Raleigh, NC
  • http://www.connpta.org

Mission Statement

The NC PTA will support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools and before governmental agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children; to assist parents in developing skills they need to raise and protect their children; to encourage parent and public involvement in the schools of this nation.

Main Programs

  1. Reflections
  2. Cultural Arts

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Service Areas

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North Carolina

The Conn Elementary PTA carries out the mission of the NC PTA through service to the students, teachers and parents of Conn Elementary School.

ruling year

1985

President since 2016

Self-reported

Ms. Sidney Fox

Keywords

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child, children, parents, teachers, education, public schools, parent, involvement, safety, health

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EIN

58-1595652

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Reflections

The Reflections was established in 1969 by National PTA board member Mary Lou Anderson. The Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program. Students in PTA schools in preschool through grade 12 participate in the arts areas of literature, musical compositions, photography and visual arts. This program provides a venue for students to create and be recognized for original works of art based on a preselected theme, while increasing community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

Budget

$100

Program 2

Cultural Arts

Conn Elementary PTA invites local artists and writers as guest teachers and presenters to enrich the curriculum for the students at Conn. Some Cultural Arts topics include 5th grade Batiking, 4th grade Writer's Workshop, 3rd grade Poetry, and kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade Percussion Workshop.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$5,780

Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The Conn PTA helps support the academic and cultural needs of all students through fundraising efforts and volunteerism. We currently focus our support in five areas: cultural arts, literacy, student support, educator support, and family outreach. We work closely with teachers and administrators to ensure that PTA raised funds are spent to align with school-wide initiatives, and are meeting the needs of teachers and students.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Conn PTA has refocused its fundraising efforts to better meet the diversity of our student and family population, yet has set, and obtained, higher fundraising goals.
    Likewise, Conn PTA is making a concerted effort to diversify the active members of its PTA so it can better meet the needs of the students of our school. All voices need to be represented, as important decisions regarding spending, fundraising, community and school events are discussed at PTA meetings.
    Conn PTA has formed an Advocacy Committee, which meets monthly and has started incorporating "advocacy moments" at our PTA meetings as a way to educate parents and faculty and start discussions on topics that pertain to the children and families in our school.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Fundraising: We have, to date, collected donations from approximately 100 families out of 480 families that attend our school. We have also asked businesses in the area for donations.

    Family Outreach: The Advocacy Committee has attracted parents, particularly parents and families of color, that have not previously been an active part of the PTA. Conn Elementary is a diverse school and this diversity is something that was previously lacking in the PTA. We have budgeted funding to send 3 faculty members to racial equity training, but would like to be able to send more.

    Educator Support: We have granted every teacher in the building with a $100 stipend to help off set the amount they personally spend on supplies at the beginning of the year. We have also seen an increase of attendance at PTA meetings by teachers. Teacher participation in joining the PTA this year was 98%.

    Literacy Support: We are currently in the middle of Book Fair week and have no shortage of parent volunteers for the event.

    Cultural Arts: We have booked our first two artists for the spring, with subsidized funding through Wake County United Arts Council.

    Student Support: We are able to provide a fund for students who cannot provide the fees for field trips. We cover drama production costs, Odyssey of the Mind, Science Olympiad, and costs for Field Day in the spring.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Tracking of fundraising data; feedback from teachers and administrators - survey; feedback from volunteers
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.
Service Areas

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North Carolina

The Conn Elementary PTA carries out the mission of the NC PTA through service to the students, teachers and parents of Conn Elementary School.

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Conn Elementary PTA

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President

Ms. Sidney Fox

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Sidney Fox

Conn Elementary PTA

Term: July 2016 - June 2017

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?