"Every Child, One Voice"

Ella Baker Elementary PTSA, Unit 2.8.28 is an independent non-profit organization that was formed in July 2018. View Standing Rules (pdf)

 

MISSION

Ella Baker PTSA is a community of volunteers advocating, communicating, and working for the purpose of enriching the "whole child" by providing increased opportunities and resources in a positive environment.

 

VISION

A community creating unlimited opportunities for achieving excellence.

 

BLACK LIVES MATTER STATEMENT

Approved by General Membership on June 12, 2020

Ella Baker Elementary PTSA stands against racism and believes unequivocally that Black Lives Matter.

Using our collective voices to advocate for Every Child requires us to recognize the systemic and institutional power structures that prevent equality and create gaps in opportunity. We must strive to amplify the voices of those who have been unheard and treated unjustly.

The senseless killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and countless others have caused deep pain. We stand in solidarity with the Black community, and will work to be allies in the fight for equality.

As the PTSA of a school named after Ella Baker, a Black civil rights leader and human rights activist, we stand with her call for direct action. We will: 

  • strive for diverse representation on our board and on our committees
  • support our Ella Baker Equity team
  • participate in equity initiatives at the board and state levels
  • organize parent support and parent educational resources related to anti-racism and equity
  • support the school and commit to taking a meaningful part in Ella Baker Elementary's mission to empower changemakers who know themselves, understand others and are inspired to make and impact on our world.

The PTSA's mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. We can only do that when all are valued, included, and safe. We are still learning and we invite you to join us in these discussions and this effort.

 

 

 

 

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