Henderson International School PTA is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization that works hand-in-hand with teachers, school administration, and parents to enhance the joy and well being of HIS students. Collectively, we work to build a sense of inclusion and community which complements and enriches the learning environment. HIS PTA achieves this by hosting on-campus events such as the Back to School BBQ, Student Triathlon, Book Fair, Holiday Shop, Spring Fling carnival, Parent Gala/Silent Auction and a Summer Kickoff, as well as various off-campus events like family fun nights. For teachers and school administration, HIS PTA hosts several Teacher Appreciation events. This years PTA will be launching a new sponsorship with personalized banners to hang in Henderson Hall throughout the school year with your child(s) name or family name and all the proceeds are tax deductible and will help support our events we plan this year. HIS PTA has a strong focus on promoting philanthropy and helping our students plan activities and organize programs that support the Greater Las Vegas community, which in turn teaches our children to be good local and global citizens. In past years, this has included Salvation Army Angel Tree collections, food and coat drives for Las Vegas Rescue Mission, providing hands-on help at homeless shelters to distribute meals. BYLAWS STANDING RULES 2016-17 BUDGET 501(c)(3) DESIGNATION PTA Vision: Every Child, Every Family as One CommunityPTA Mission: “To make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children."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.
PTA Purposes: Historical goals of PTA
To promote the welfare of the children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.
To raise the standards of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
To bring into closer relation 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.