JMIS PTA - Who we are and what we do

The JMIS PTA is a dedicated group of hundreds of parents and teachers with a shared goal of enriching the experience for all students during their time at JMIS. With donations of time and money, we are able to provide and support programs and events throughout the school year, contributing to an educational environment that goes well beyond the basics.

PTA Vision

Making every child's potential a reality.

PTA Mission

  • A powerful voice for all children
  • A relevant resource for families and communities, and
  • A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child

Understanding the Structure of PTA - or, What's a "Unit"?

PTA has a pyramid of leadership, each with its own responsibilities and structure. Each level has a particular function and the levels combined provide leadership support and the best advocacy for children.

UNIT - A PTA unit usually operates at the school site and is run as a self-governing entity. The local PTA unit plans and provides assemblies and programs to meet student and/or community needs. PTA members work at the school site on behalf of all children and youth. They adhere to established policy and procedures and carry out national, state and district objects and purposes. Each unit has a representative on the next level.

COUNCIL - A council usually includes all units within a geographical area, most often a unified school district. It serves as a conference body within the school district community. They may provide support, leadership training, programs, and counsel to units. They may help coordinate programs and projects of member units. The council has a representative at the next level.

DISTRICT - Districts are geographical divisions of the California State PTA that include all members and units in good standing. District leaders organize new units within their area. They work as a channel between state and units/councils for distribution of information. They provide workshops and training opportunities, publish newsletters, and are represented on the California State PTA Board of Managers by the PTA district president.

National PTA

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.