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Park Glen Elementary and PGES PTA Recognized Nationally as School of Excellence

National PTA has recognized Park Glen Elementary School and Park Glen PTA as a 2020-2022 School of Excellence for their accomplishments in building a strong, effective family-school partnership that is enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.

“We are thrilled to honor the accomplishments of Park Glen PTA,” said Anna King, president of National PTA. “Their efforts have made a positive impact for all students, families, and their school, which has been, and continues to be, more important than ever, especially given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

National PTA’s School of Excellence program is a year-long commitment to improving family-school partnerships. Throughout the year, PTAs and schools collect feedback from their school communities to create and implement plans of action to make a difference for every child. Through the School of Excellence program, PTAs and families become key partners in decision-making and school improvement efforts. The program opens the lines of communication and critical thinking within school communities to make data-drive decisions that yield positive, long-term results.

“It has been especially critical to have open lines of communication, strong family-school partnerships and families as key partners in decision-making process during the COVID-19 pandemic. We must continue to keep these practices going in the new school year to address learning gaps experienced during the pandemic and support students’ social and emotional needs,” said Nathan R. Monell, CAE, National PTA executive director. “National PTA’s School of Excellence program can help strengthen or rebuild family-school partnerships while we continue to recover from the effects of COVID-19 and ensure students, families and schools have what they need to thrive.” 

PTA School of Excellence logo with ribbonPark Glen ES and PGES PTA are one of only 351 PTAs and schools nationwide to be designated a 2020-2022 School of Excellence.

“The relationship between Park Glen Elementary and Park Glen PTA is comprehensive and far-reaching," said Marci Formby, PGES Principal. "A collaborative spirit exists between the school and PTA where the well-being of our students is first on everyone’s mind. It is this collaborative spirit that has afforded us opportunities, resources, and successes. From teacher grants to 'Cheetah Math' and advocacy in Austin to STEM nights in our gym, Park Glen is better because of the support and positive energies of our PTA.”

To celebrate their achievements, National PTA presented Park Glen ES and PGES PTA with a certificate and a National PTA School of Excellence banner to hang in the school. For more information about the National PTA School of Excellence program, visit PTA.org/Excellence.