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PTA (Parent Teacher Association) next meeting Tuesday, May 21, 6:00-7:30

Please join us for our next PTA general meeting, Tuesday, May 21, 6:00-7:00 pm. We will review the School Continuous Improvement Plan (SCIP) for 2019-2020 and discuss upcoming events including Track & Field and Mays Moves.


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.


During our April PTA Meeting, Principal Morris presented the proposed 2019-2020 Benjamin E. Mays IB World School budget. PTA members were pleased to see that their were no cuts in staff, but concerned over the budget for classroom supplies, and food and transportation for events. PTA members suggested that teachers should reach out to parents throughout the year, letting them know what the classroom needs are. PTA members also suggested seeking donations. 3M and a couple of other organizations already supply classroom supplies and backpacks. Paper/copying is the biggest on-going supply need of the school.


During our January meeting we discussed and planned for the following upcoming events: Mays CAFE, National African American Parent Invovlement Day (NAAPID), and Mays Movie Night.


At our December meeting we looked at: What are we doing at Mays to reach our goals in reading, math, and school climate? 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. Please click on the presentation below for more information on the SCIP and it's implementation at Mays. If you have questions or comments regarding the Mays SCIP, contact Karen Shanahan at (651) 325-2492 or We value parent feedback.


Mays SCIP Implementation and Evaluation Presentation


Durig our September meeting we reviewed the Mission of the Mays PTA and talked in depth about the gifts we bring to our school community. This provided feedback for PTA involvement with the Mays CAFE on September 25. Mays CAFE is one of the core ways PTA partners with Benjamin E. Mays IB World School to bring parents, teachers, and the community together.


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.



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
  • PowerUp (a health initiative from Health Partners)

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!

Minutes General PTA Meeting 11-9-2018

Minutes General PTA Meeting 12-4-2018

Minutes General PTA Meeting 1-8-2019

Minutes General PTA Meeting 4-16-2019