Mays PTA seeks to be an active part of the partnership between home and school. For more information on how to become involeved, call the school at (651) 325-2400.Mays PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Meetings 2018-2019
- Tuesday, September 11
- Tuesday, December 4
- Tuesday, January 8
- Tuesday, April 16
- Tuesday, May 21
All meetings will be held in the Red Atrium from 6:00-7:30. A light dinner and chidcare provided.
The PTA is a vital part of Mays and sponsors the following events:
- Meet & Greet (to ease transition into the new school year)
- Fall Festival (a celebration of community)
- Mays CAFE (two CAFE events during the year to focus on partnership between home and school)
- NAAPID - National African American Parent Involvement Day (parntership building)
- Scholastic Bookfair (oportunity for parents and teachers to add to their home/school libraries)
- Movie Night (a community celebration in conjunction with the Postive Behavior Interventions & Supports team at school)
- Staff Appreciation
- Culture Night
- Health Initiatives (such as PowerUp with HealthPartners)
- Mays Moves (an end of year celebration encouraging families to be active together)
The purpose of the Benjamin E Mays PTA is to provide a forum where parents, teachers, administrators, and community members can come together to discuss ways to promote quality education, encourage community involvement, and work for a healthy school environment.
Mission: Mays PTA is committed to representing and serving the members of our multi-cultural community, welcoming and helping parents, teachers and administrators give our very best for all of our students. Together we are a powerful voice for children.
We welcome all parents and staff members!
During the 2017-2018 school year, we have covered many different topics in our PTA meetings. Below are summaries of some of what was discussed.
Our September meeting was a get-to-know you meeting. We looked at the mission of the Mays PTA and talked about many of the projects and events PTA sponsors, including Fall Festival and Fall Mays CAFE. Parents and grandparents shared the importance of being involved in education, for their children and for all children.
What are we doing at Mays to reach our goals in reading, math, and school climate? During our December PTA Meeting we learned about SCIP implementation and provided feedback. Our SCIP (School Continuous Improvement Plan) states goals in math, reading, and school climate for Benjamin E. Mays IB World School. It also offers strategies to meet these goals. We looked at the goals, the strategies, and discussed how we are doing.
During our April 17 PTA meeting, Principal Morris presented the proposed budget for the 2018-2019 school year, answered questions, and gathered feedback. We also discussed upcoming events (Mays Culture Night and Mays Moves) and nominated candidates for the upcoming PTA elections to be held during the May 15 meeting.
At the May 15, 2018 meeting, the following people were elected PTA Officers for a two year term May 2018 through May 2020: Jolene Mason (President), Tayler Johnson (Vice President), Karen Shanahan (Treasurer), Lindsay Walker (Secretary). Thank you to EVERYONE who participates in PTA at Mays! Please stop by our table at the Meet & Greet back to school event Thursday, August 30 (4:30-6:00) to find out more about PTA.