16th District PTA
Our mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all students. Key values include collaboration, commitment, accountability, respect, inclusivity, and integrity. PTA/PTSA chapters in Fayette County Public Schools are part of the 16th District PTA in Kentucky. Note: PTA, a 501c(3) organization, is not part of FCPS.
Superintendent's roundtable: Families and PTA members from across Lexington gather several times a year in an open forum to talk with Superintendent Manny Caulk and other FCPS leaders about common issues in schools. We meet from 9 to 11 a.m. in Conference Room C at the district's central office, 701 E. Main St., unless otherwise noted.
- 2018-19 schedule -- Sept. 20, Oct. 11 (6:30 p.m., featuring school board District 2 candidates Shambra Mulder and Tyler Murphy, at the O'Rear Center at Douglass Park on Georgetown Street), Nov. 15, Jan. 17, Feb. 21, March 21, and April 18
"Reflections" art competition: The PTA Reflections program challenges students to create art inspired by a common theme, such as "Heroes Around Me." Categories include photography, dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, and visual art. Ask your student's art teacher about details and deadlines. For general questions, email 16th District coordinator Julia Craven.
Spring awards luncheon: The 16th District PTA's annual recognition luncheon in May celebrates active school chapters, outstanding leaders, and senior scholars. Also, new officers are installed every two years.
Throughout the year, National PTA offers awards or grants as chapters engage families, support student success, improve health and safety, increase access to arts education, and celebrate advocacy and diversity. Find details here.
Kudos to two elementary units recently awarded grants from National PTA: Rosa Parks PTA for STEM + Families Math Night, sponsored by Mathnasium; and Picadome PTA for STEM + Families Science Festival, sponsored by Bayer.
Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is fcps.net/pta
Did you know?
PTA was founded in 1897 to right wrongs done to children. It went on to advocate for child labor laws, the establishment of the juvenile justice system, hot lunches in schools, and much more. In Kentucky, parents are represented on the SBDM councils at every school because of KY PTA. The 16th District members advocate locally and beyond.
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