With Massachusetts Teachers Association’s (MTA) major sponsorship, support and partnership, the Massachusetts Parent Teachers Association (MA PTA) aims to provide a full year of statewide, comprehensive health, safety and wellness programs Healthy Living for Everyone: A Unified Voice.
Programming will begin on August 22, “Going Back to School Healthy” including three virtual and hybrid events spaced throughout 2023 – 2024 as well as a more significant Health Symposium scheduled for November 4 2023. All of these will be addressing health-specific needs and concerns in our Massachusetts communities including, but not limited to, healthcare equity and access, food insecurity and nutrition, mental health and well-being, and physical fitness and heart health.
We look forward to creating and fostering A Unified Voice by collaborating with all of our State PTA unit leaders and members, educators, colleagues and community supporters in presenting these programs, thereby creating new and deepening existing partnerships. In particular, we will ensure that the Teacher, the ‘T’ in PTA, will be involved both in learning and presenting, as we recognize the struggles our educators are undoubtedly facing in the classroom during an incredibly challenging period in our Nation’s history. MA PTA recognizes that it does take a whole village to raise the child in building a vibrant and knowledgeable next generation of competent and compassionate leaders, especially in this time of uncertainty, fear, apprehension and loss.
Even now in 2023, as the COVID pandemic lingers, creating havoc and uncertainty in our communities, we are challenged to rethink the manner in which we educate, advocate and partner. It is paramount that our children, educators, families, schools and communities across the Commonwealth be heard and treated with dignity, equity and respect. MA PTA is listening, and we are ready to respond and support.
Save the Date, Mark your Calendars now… and join us on November 4, 2023 for our Health Summit at Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA. REGISTERATION COMING SOON