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 About Prairie Trail PTA

So what exactly is the PTA?  The Prairie Trail Elementary PTA is made up of hard-working parents, staff and community members who pool their talents to provide practical support for our school.  We operate underneath the umbrellas of the Lewisville ISD Council of PTAsTexas Congress of PTAs and the National PTA but we all share the same mission, purpose and values.

 

 

What is the mission of the PTA?

To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

 

 

What is the purpose of the PTA?

  • 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 well-being of all children and youth; and
  • To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding.

 

What are the values of the PTA?

  • 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 well-being 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.

 


 

2023/2024 Prairie Trail PTA Awards

 

Voice for Every Child Platinum Award: Texas PTA is proud to recognize the Prairie Trail Elementary Community for achieving the Voice for Every Child Platinum Membership Award by having 763 members to represent and be a voice for all 643 students enrolled at your school! This is THE most prestigious Membership Award offered to Local PTAs and we are one of only 69 PTAs across the state that have earned the honor!

 

 

Head Start: Reach 75% or more of previous year's total membership by the end of August

 

Early Bird: Reach 100% or more of previous year's total membership

 

Snappy Increase: Recruit more than 100% of previous year's membership

 

Golden Apple: 100% of school faculty are PTA members

 

Shining Star: Recruited more than 100% of previous year's membership and achieving good standing

 

Good Standing Status: met all requirements for Good Standing status by December 1st

 

National PTA School of Excellence: Awarded to only 368 PTAs and schools nationwide. Becoming a National PTA School of Excellence began with the joint commitment of PTA and our phenomenal administrative team to work together to welcome all families, communicate effectively, support student success, speak up for every child, share power and collaborate with the community.

 

Community Membership: Recruited at least 15 community members to the PTA

 

Generations Membership: Recruited at least 50 grandparents to be members of PTA

 

MARS (Men Are Really Super) Involvement: Appointed or elected at least 1 man to serve on Executive Board

 

MARS Membership: Recruited at least 50 men to be members of PTA

 

Student Membership: Recruited at least 50 students to be members of PTA

 

2019/2020 Prairie Trail PTA Awards

 

  • Head Start:  Reach 75% or more of previous year's total membership by the end of August
  • Honor Roll:  Having more 250+ members
  • XOXO:  Add at least 14 members in the month of February
  • MARS Membership:  (Men Are Really Special) Award for having over 50 men in our membership
  • Golden Apple: 100% membership among our teaching staff
  • Membership Increase:  Increased membership over last year's total

 

 

2018/2019 Prairie Trail PTA Awards

  • Voice for Every Child- Gold:  Our membership was greater than 75% of our total student population.
  • Three Year High: Highest membership level in the past three years.
  • MARS Membership:  (Men Are Really Special) Award for having over 50 men in our membership
  • MARS Involvement:  (Men Are Really Special) Award for having a man on the executive board
  • Golden Apple: 100% membership among our teaching staff
  • Membership Increase:  Increased membership over last year's total
  • President's Challenge: Presented for membership over 50% of campus student enrollment, an increase over last year's membership and having more than 500 members.

 


 

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