A strong community of parents
The MMFS Parents Association (PA) fosters a close community of parents who share an understanding of the joys and challenges of child-rearing faced by families of students with learning disabilities.
Since our students hail from all boroughs, the PA creates a much-needed centralized community for MMFS families. The PA creates a space for parents to come together to discuss anything and everything under the umbrella of parenting at MMFS.
When a child enters MMFS, his/her/their parents automatically become members of our PA. The association is overseen by the PA Council, which meets monthly to plan events and support the school. MMFS parents from all three divisions are welcome anytime at PA Council meetings. All meetings and events are announced in the MMFS online newsletter.
Parents Association goals
- Support the school’s mission by offering enriching educational programs such as prominent guest speakers for parents
- Organize social and community-building events such as class and school-wide potlucks and the Spring Carnival for MMFS families and students
- Express faculty appreciation with special occasions and continuing education grants
Parents Association purpose
The PA sponsors division-wide as well as all-school activities on behalf of all MMFS families. The success of these programs depends on active parent participation. There are many ways to get involved, such as covering a shift at the book fair, cooking a dish for a class potluck, serving as a Buddy Family or Class Parent, or lending a hand at the Carnival. We encourage all parents to participate in the way that best fits their resources and schedule. All levels of involvement are appreciated!
To help support these programs, the PA is allotted a small sum from the school’s budget.
You can find out more about our Parents Association in our PA brochure.
For more information, please contact the PA at firstname.lastname@example.org.