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New York State PTA Celebrates 15 New York PTAs as National PTA Schools of Excellence - Excellence in Building Family-School Partnerships    

Posted September 8, 2016


NYS PTA is proud to announce that fifteen New York State Parent Teacher Associations have been named as 2016-2018 National PTA Schools of Excellence, joining 173 PTAs across the country in recognizing leadership and accomplishments in building strong, effective family-school partnerships.
“Family engagement and partnerships with schools, educators and communities is so critical to supporting our children,” said Bonnie Russell, NYS PTA President. “These great New York PTAs have been named as National PTA Schools of Excellence for their commitment to partnering to support student success and continuous school improvement.”  

The National PTA School of Excellence designation is awarded when a PTA and school have achieved a high level of family engagement or when a PTA and school have made substantive, positive improvement in families’ perceptions by the end of the school year.   

“It is most important that parents and families feel welcomed and valued in their child’s school so they can be active participants in the learning process. Meaningful collaboration between families, school staff and teachers is key to support student learning,” said Gracemarie Rozea, NYS PTA 1st Vice President.  

“We know that PTAs across our great state continue to do amazing work on behalf of their students, and look for ways to increase cooperation and collaboration amongst all stake holders,” added Kyle Belokopitsky, NYS PTA Executive Director. “These awards are great recognition of the transformative work these PTAs and schools accomplish, along with the great work parents and families accomplish each day across New York to support all students.”  

The New York National PTA Schools of Excellence for 2016-18 are:   
Baldwin Middle School Baldwin, NY
Meadow School PTA Baldwin, NY
Milton Terrace Elementary PTA Ballston Spa, NY
Lincoln Titus PTA Cortlandt Manor, NY
Delevan Elementary PTA Delevan, NY
Dodge Elementary School PTA East Amherst, NY
Huth Road PTA Grand Island, NY
Hamburg Central PTSA Hamburg, NY
Van Cortlandtville Elem. PTA Mohegan Lake, NY
Putnam Valley PTA Putnam Valley, NY
Webster Central PTSA - Spry Middle School Webster, NY
Webster Central PTSA - Willink Middle School Webster, NY
Webster Central PTSA - Klem Road North Elementary School Webster, NY
Heim Elementary School PTA Williamsville, NY
Heim Middle School PTA Williamsville, NY  

 Read here for full press release from National PTA: