Get to Know Your PTA

Meadow Pond Parent Teacher Association
185 Smith Ridge Road
South Salem, New York 10590

Position Name Email
John McGrath
1st Vice President Amanda Dickerson
2nd Vice President
Tara Falco
Grace Jin
Secretary Karen Paul
Teacher Representative Theresa Garber

2017-2018 General Member PTA Meetings


March  (Presentation of Slate of 2018-2019 PTA Board Nominees)

Election Meeting - May  (KLSD Budget Presentation)

Annual Meeting - June

PTA Mission

• The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

PTA Values

• Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and associations to advocate for all children and families.

• Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children's health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family and community involvement.

• Accountability: All members, volunteers and partners have a shared responsibility to align their efforts toward the achievement of our association’s goals.

• Respect: We value the individual contributions of members, volunteers and partners as we work collaboratively to achieve our association’s goals. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.

• Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.

• Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.

PTA is a place for parents to have an impact on their children's educational lives and there is a place in Meadow Pond PTA for every member. Our PTA sponsors many events during the school year. Some events are family activities with the goal of bringing families together to share a good time. Some educational events are enjoyed by the children during school hours and some events are PTA fundraisers. Your participation in PTA shows your child the value you place on education, volunteerism and leadership.

PTA meetings are a place to learn more about PTA and Meadow Pond Elementary including the faculty, other parents and programs. PTA meetings provide a forum to share your thoughts and vote on important issues. Please come to a PTA meeting and see what MP PTA is all about!