TIS Parent Teacher Association

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is positive, enthusiastic and an active TEAM of individuals, consisting of both parents and teachers, who desire to constructively impact school-life for all students Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 12.

The PTA is a non-political body whose goals align with the TIS Mission Statement and 5 STARS. It is organized by means of supported nominations for pre-determined roles, according to the needs of the PTA for the benefit of all students at TIS. Projected roles include:

PTA

President

  • Leads and facilitates PTA meetings
  • Takes a lead in the construction of parent communications
  • Seeks to build parent relationships to other stakeholders within the TIS community
  • Takes a lead role in the recruitment of students, parents and teachers for planned PTA events
  • Helps facilitate decision making processes such as allocation of funds
  • Takes a lead in the organization of fund raising events
  • Seeks to find creative ways to support students and continually develop and improve the PTA

Vice-President

  • Support the PTA president during PTA meetings
  • Supports the PTA president in the construction of parent communications
  • Seeks to build parent relationships to other stakeholders within the TIS community
  • Supports the PTA president in the recruitment of students, parents and teachers for planned PTA events
  • Helps facilitate decision making processes such as allocation of funds
  • Supports the PTA president in the organization of fund raising events

Secretary

  • Takes minutes from PTA meetings
  • Ensures minutes are distributed to all parents (Japanese and Korean translation required)
  • Reviews minutes of previous meeting at all PTA meetings

Treasurer

  • Is responsible for all matters related to the safe-keeping and recording of PTA funds

The PTA is designed to foster and encourage student learning as a means of supporting students activities at TIS. All decisions should be made using the TIS mission statement and 5 STARS. Key features of the PTA include the organization of elementary, secondary or school-wide events, fund-raising initiatives and parental support programs within classrooms.

A continual and consistent effort to raise school spirit, foster unity within the TIS community and directly benefit student learning through action of a practical or financial means are core features of what the PTA seeks to accomplish.

The PTA is an open and inclusive group. It is a safe place where all parents and teachers are encouraged to become involved in ways which are appropriate and which draw on the strengths and skills of individuals within the group. The PTA should be consistent in its attempts to ensure that all members of the TIS community are enabled access.

The PTA should be clear in all its communication processes. Documents, if possible, should be translated into other necessary languages where appropriate. All members should be given opportunities to express opinions in an open setting related to student activities.

The PTA should strive to be fair in all stages of processes at all levels of organization and planning. Decisions should be made collaboratively and in a timely manner. All decisions should be considered in the light of the TIS mission statement and 5 STARS.