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About Our PTA

Nebinger PTA Mission Statement

The mission of the Nebinger PTA is to nurture a vibrant and supportive community among the diverse members and friends of our school, including teachers, families, students, and neighbors. 

What does the Nebinger PTA do?

The Nebinger PTA is a volunteer organization made up of parents, caregivers and teachers of Nebinger students. Our primary functions are to create a sense of community and belonging for Nebinger families by hosting events and activities throughout the school year; serve as a source of information and social connection; and raise funds to support the growth and development of the Nebinger Elementary school community. Nebinger PTA is one of only two official Parent Teacher Associations in the School District of Philadelphia!

What are the goals of the Nebinger PTA?

The purpose and priorities of Nebinger’s PTA evolve with its board and membership. In years prior to the pandemic, the PTA prioritized growth in membership and fundraising. During the formative years, board members transitioned from organizing informal events to launching the PTA and worked with the school to fund projects and programs. During the pandemic, the PTA focused on direct aid and support for families in our community.

 

In 2022-23 school year, the strategic priorities of Nebinger PTA will build on this foundation. With new board leadership, the priorities for the 2022/23 school year will be: 

  1. VOLUNTEER CORE: Develop a bigger and more diverse core of parent volunteers to support school and PTA programming and events, with meaningful and accessible volunteer opportunities

  2. FUNDRAISING: Build and implement an equitable, efficient, and transparent fundraising approach that strategically meets needs of the Nebinger school community

  3. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Raise awareness and strengthen Nebinger's incredible middle school to improve retention rates in 5th grade and ensure curriculum meets needs of all kids

  4.  PTA MEMBERSHIP: Grow and diversify membership and leadership so that decisions represent diverse interests of our school community. 

What is the PTA?

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities and a strong advocate for public education. There are currently over 24,000 total PTAs in the United States, with 4 million PTA members serving 16.5 million students. The average PTA has 186 members.

 

Why should I join Nebinger PTA?

Nebinger PTA is most impactful when our membership reflects the families of Nebinger. Nebinger is a diverse community of families from the surrounding neighborhood as well as from all over Philadelphia! 

 

Joining Nebinger PTA offers opportunities to stay informed and get involved in and shape the school community. We need your voice to make important decisions about our fundraising goals and how to equitably allocate PTA resources, what kinds of programs we should organize for our kids and families; and how we can support the administration and staff at Nebinger in creating a welcoming and rewarding environment for our kids to learn and grow. 

Board of Directors

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