The U.S. Virgin Islands Parents, Teachers, Students, Association (USVI-PTSA) Inc. will host the 2011 St. Croix district meeting for Parent-Teachers’ Association (PTA) officers and parent groups from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, in the St. Croix Education Complex cafeteria. A PTA board training meeting will follow from noon to 4 p.m. at the same site. Ivelisse Castro, the National PTSA liaison to the U.S. Virgin Islands will facilitate the training, according to a press release from the USVI-PTSA issued on Wednesday.
“The USVI-PTSA has planned an orientation for officers that will include information on the benefits of national PTA affiliation and charter requirements,” said Earline Edward, USVI-PTSA secretary. “We hope that they will take advantage of the opportunity to learn how PTA can be more effective, share ideas with fellow members, and return to their respective communities with a renewed energy to promote parental involvement and advocate on behalf of all children.”
Edward urges PTA officers from public schools to register by Thursday, Dec. 1. Representatives from private and parochial schools are also encouraged to participate. Refreshments will be served.
For more information and to RSVP, contact Earline Edward at 514-3336 or Sandra Phaire, interim president of the St. Croix PTA Council, at 643-9888.