PTA Mission: Our Mission as the Veritas PTA is to strengthen the bridge between Students, Parents, Teachers, and their Community. We want to positively encourage every child to reach their fullest potential through Citizenship, Service, and Education. To do this, we need to unite our efforts to give our children the gift of time, energy, and commitment.
|Contact Information||Tina Cardoza- President|
|510- 310- 5628|
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WHY FAMILY ENGAGEMENT MATTERS
Well-informed, engaged parents make a difference for student success in school and beyond. A home environment that encourages learning is a bigger factor in student achievement than a parent's income, education level or cultural background.
Whether it's reading together, monitoring homework at the kitchen table, talking to teachers about a child's progress, joining PTA or taking an active part in school governance and decision-making, parent involvement is vital to student achievement.
Over 30 years of research indicates how and why family engagement matters. It tells us that students with involved parents are more likely to:
- Attend school regularly
- Perform better in school
- Earn higher grades
- Pass their classes
- Develop better social skills
- Go on to post-secondary education
As important stakeholders, engaged parents/guardians take part in all aspects of their child's education and development from birth to adulthood.
This successful strategy is based on a shared understanding in a school community that parents are a child's first teachers and key resources in his/her education and growth.
Recent changes in how California schools are funded reinforce this strategy. This means that family engagement in schools is more important than ever.
With the introduction of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), school districts across the state are required to involve parents in making important decisions about their schools to support student success.
This includes active participation by parents in developing and evaluating a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) for their school district to improve schools.
When families, schools and communities work effectively together as partners, family engagement is a powerful strategy that boosts student achievement and better prepares our children to lead healthy, happy and productive lives.