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Contact:                                                           For Immediate Release
Chris R. Whitley, Public Information Officer          October 30, 2017                                       
(804) 365-4574 
cwhitley@hcps.us
 

Pearson’s Corner Elementary School Named as a National PTA School of Excellence

Award recognizes the school and the PTA for their leadership in building strong, effective family-school partnerships.

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. – Pearson’s Corner Elementary School (PCES) has been named a 2017-2019 National PTA School of Excellence.  PCES is one of only 143 schools and PTAs from 29 states across the country to achieve this prestigious status this year. 

The official announcement was made by PCES principal, Dawn Armstrong, during their annual fall festival.  Several special guests were also in attendance.

“We are very grateful for the strong support of and partnership with our PTA that yielded this prestigious recognition.  Our PTA President, Ashley Owen, and her team of volunteers work tirelessly to provide our students, staff, and families with unique experiences and celebrations throughout the year to help ensure our “Paw Power” remains strong.  These experiences are made possible by the financial support of our PTA, as well as the countless hours they donate towards facilitating enrichment programs.  Additionally, our outstanding teachers and staff, who are committed to our students’ growth and learning each day, are another vital component of our PTA’s success.  I am honored to partner with so many dedicated parents, teachers, and staff who maintain focus on the main thing—our students,” said Armstrong.

"On behalf of the PTA, we are honored to be recognized for the successful partnership that we have with Pearson’s Corner Elementary School. We are fortunate to have an administration that welcomes our supportive presence and values the positive impact that parental involvement has on student success.  We will continue to work closely together to further encourage and strengthen participation to help sustain our success. Over the past year, we worked with determination towards achieving this honor by focusing on standards such as building an inclusive and welcoming school community, and we are thrilled with the results.  We thank Mrs. Armstrong for her endless support, as well as the entire Pearson’s Corner family for their commitment to our children," said Ashley Owen, PCES PTA President.

 “As a National PTA School of Excellence, [PCES and the PCES PTA] will be known as a national leader in family-school partnerships and an outstanding example of successfully engaging families in continuous school improvement.  [PCES has] demonstrated what 40 years of research has proved—amazing things can be achieved when schools and families work together to accomplish a common goal.  [PCES] has mastered these commitments and we applaud [PCES and the PCES PTA] for doing so,” said Jim Accomando, National PTA president.

The National PTA School of Excellence designation recognizes the commitment of schools and PTAs in building an inclusive and welcoming school-community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. 

 

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