National PTA Names Salisbury Elementary “School of Excellence”

Salisbury, MA (August 18, 2017)–Every child deserves an excellent education and school community. Salisbury Elementary School Community is celebrating the school’s recent selection as a National PTA School of Excellence, for achievement in building effective family-school partnerships. Salisbury Elementary is one of only two Massachusetts schools to earn this national designation (along with Rehoboth), and one in 143 schools recognized across the United States. National PTA’s School of Excellence program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools that work to improve the educational experience and school environment for every child. This program provides guidance to assist school in engaging families in the school decision-making, and helps school build inclusive policies related to education, health, safety or the arts. National PTA’s certification recognizes schools that uphold the highest standards in parent involvement and provides resources and guidance needed to improve parent involvement in schools.

Salisbury Elementary School PTA (SES PTA) recognizes that it’s not so much that it takes a village to raise a child, rather than the tremendous strength, growth, and benefits that come from engaging the “village.” SES PTA, the oldest continuously operating PTA (1910), has continuously worked with Salisbury Elementary School (SES) to strengthen ties amongst family and the community. As part of the certification process, SES PTA shared information amongst a team consisting of the principal, teachers, parents, and representatives from the community, completed assessments, and applied for certification of excellence.

SES PTA prides itself in being a powerful voice for children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership to SES PTA is open to anyone who is concerned with the education, health and welfare of children and youth. For more information visit our website:  Salisbury