Farmington Woods Elementary School PTA
ABOUT US AND OUR MISSION
PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. Our main mission is to advocate for and promote the success of every child through parental involvement and fundraising. We strive to provide fun and educationally enriching programs that help children thrive and engage families on a regular basis.
As the first International Baccalaureate/Primary Years Programme in North Carolina, Farmington Woods Magnet Elementary connects students to the North Carolina Standard Course of Study through a focus on the development of international mindedness and building student inquiry while preparing students to be leaders and life-long learners.
The overall purpose of the PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. The FWES PTA is committed to Connect, Support, and Grow all our students and families.
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.
FWES PTA MISSION
Connect. The PTA helps engage the FWES community within the school and to our society both locally and globally. As a magnet and an IB school, we have a diverse and expansive community that not only represents Wake County but also many international cultures. We provide a range of programs to bring together all our students including: Cultural Arts Events, World Dance, Visiting Authors, Artists In Residence, Advocacy, Inclusion, and our Yearbook.
Support. The PTA supports all aspects of learning at FWES through funding events and programs as well as providing volunteers. Participation in any fundraising event is voluntary—never mandatory—and there are a variety of ways families can support PTA efforts. GoPlaySave and the Global Fun Run are examples of traditional fundraising drives. Linking your loyalty cards, such as Harris Teeter and Publix or participating in the RCityRocks programs provide a portion of your purchase back to the PTA. Sending in your Box Tops provides ten cents per square sent to FWES. And several local corporations provide donations to FWES through their employee's charitable contribution options.
Grow. The PTA works with FWES teachers and staff to grow all our students as individuals. The PTA sponsors student access to Raz-Kids and Scholastic News, as well as funding technological resources and access. In collaboration with FWES staff, the PTA is represented on the Wellness Team. We also sponsor clubs which provide additional education in fields such as photography, running, and gardening, which oversees the FWES Community Garden.
Volunteers. The FWES PTA is a completely volunteer organization that relies on the parent, teacher, and caregiver community to run all of our programs. There are many ways you can volunteer and many of the opportunities can be flexible. We are always looking for translators, room parents, and Hook-A-Book readers. Special events need volunteers for field trips, campus clean up events, book fairs, picture days, and Field Day among others. Many positions have work that can be completed off-campus and when convenient. If you have time to give, please review our volunteer opportunities.