About Us

The Jennings School Parent and Teacher Association (PTA), is a very dynamic, involved group of volunteers, dedicated to enhancing student education, advocating for children and serving the Jennings Community. As a non-profit organization, we work in accordance with the Connecticut PTA and the National PTA – the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the United States. Every person who joins the Jennings PTA automatically becomes a member of both the Connecticut and National PTAs.   Please feel welcomed to review our By-Laws at any time….Jennings PTA bylaws 2018-19.

Our Vision:

Making every child’s potential a reality.

Our Mission:

A powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.

Our Values:

Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.

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

Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.

Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. 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.

Our Purpose:

We serve, in conjunction with the National PTA, as a forum in which parents and teachers can discuss ways “... to promote quality education, strive to expand the arts, encourage community involvement, and work for a healthy environment.

We promote the welfare of children at Jennings and our community in the hopes of raising the standards of home life.

We strive to bring into closer relation the home and the school, so that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of our children and youth.

We derive our strength from members who represent a diversity of cultures, a variety of religious and political beliefs, and many ethnic backgrounds.

We support and sponsor, in collaboration with the Jennings faculty and the general public, curriculum-based programs, cultural arts performances and many family social events.


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