To raise the standards of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
To bring into closer reason the home and the school that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social and spiritual education.
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.
Become a PTA member today!
The John I. Smith K-8 Center Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is committed to organizing activities and programs that address the needs of our children, teachers, and the school. You can support our mission by joining the PTA. For a minimal registration fee of $10.00 per member, you can help us achieve our goals for the year.
La Asociación de Padres y Maestros (PTA) de John I. Smith K-8 Center organiza las actividades y los programas que cubren las necesidades de nuestros niños, maestros, y escuela. Usted puede apoyar nuestra misión siendo miembro del PTA. Con una contribución de $10.00 por cada miembro, usted nos puede ayudar a lograr nuestras metas del ano.
VP #2 Katie Odom
VP #3 Anamaris Montanez Figueroa
VP #4 Gery Cortada
VP #5 Alexandra Marquina
Secretary: Emily Irish
Corresponding Secretary: Marlen Gamboa
Treasurer: Carolina Angel
School Liaison: Sonia Esquenazi
Who Can Volunteer?
- Students - Anyone who is currently a student at an M-DCPS school
- Parents - Parents, guardians, primary caregivers
- Employees - Administration, teachers, staff of M-DCPS
- Community Members - Businesses, local organizers, M-DCPS alumni
What Can I Do?
- Be a School Volunteer - Directly assist the staff at the school of your choice, regional center, or district office
- Mentor - Mentor an individual or group of students through one of our partners
- Become a Community Partner - Provide a multitude of resources and experiences to our schools
How Do I Get Started??
Create an account through one of the portals
Login and complete the registration information
Receive approval from the M-DCPS School Volunteer Office and school(s) of choice.
Become a Dade Partner
Once your organization has identified the resources and/ or areas of expertise that may be shared, choose an individual to serve as your company's Dade Partner Liaison to coordinate the partnership activities and follow these three steps:
- Call or Email at 305-995-3050 firstname.lastname@example.org to identify a school site and their Dade Partner Liaison
- Schedule a Meeting with the school's Dade Partner Liaison to discuss partnership ideas
- Complete and Return the Dade Partner Registration Form with the school's liaison to officially register as a Dade Partner
The first class to bring have 100% paid membership the first week of school, will receive a pizza party.
Send your forms in quickly and your child's class may win!
Great! The PTA needs volunteers year round. For weekly Snack & Ice Cream sales. To help with decorating and taking down the decorations for the dances, help with the spring festival and so much more!. Your assistance helps us make our events even more successful. We appreciate any time you may have to contribute, be it a little or a lot. Please do not think that your never wanted, without your help the PTA would not be what it is!
( Volunteers must have Level 1 clearance. Please contact the main office at (305)406-0220 for more information on how to become a registered volunteer.)
Simply return the membership form to your child's classroom teacher with your $10.00 per member fee in cash. Your teacher will forward your information to us, or you can drop off the membership form in the mailbox at office.
Yes. We encourage you to attend our meetings whenever you can whether you are a member or not!!
We will discuss upcoming events, accomplishments and much more.
Meeting are normally once a month and dates are posted on the calendar & bulletin board by the main office.