The PTA's mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
The Centreville Elementary School Parent Teacher Association is a local PTA organized under the authority of the Virginia Congress of Parents and Teachers (Virginia PTA), a branch of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (National PTA).
The objectives of the PTA are:
To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship, and throughout the community;
To raise the standards of home life;
To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth;
To promote the collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth;
To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social wellbeing of all children and youth; and
To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding.
We aim to promote these objectives in collaboration with parents, families, teachers, educators, students, and the public through conferences, committees, projects, and programs.
The association is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
For more information about the rules and regulations established by the PTA, please refer to the bylaws.
"An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends."
Collaboration. We will work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to broaden and enhance our ability to serve and advocate for all children and families.
Commitment. We are dedicated to children's educational success, health, and wellbeing through strong family and community engagement, while remaining accountable to the principles upon which our association was founded.
Diversity. We acknowledge the potential of everyone without regard, including but not limited to: age, culture, economic status, educational background, ethnicity, gender, geographic location, legal status, marital status, mental ability, national origin, organizational position, parental status, physical ability, political philosophy, race, religion, sexual orientation, and work experience.
Respect. We value the individual contributions of members, employees, volunteers, and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association's goals.
Accountability. All members, employees, volunteers, and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association's strategic initiatives.