BALLSTON SPA – Milton Terrace Elementary School has once again been recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence.
The National PTA said it acknowledged the school for building effective family-school partnerships. This summer, applications were reviewed from parent teacher associations and schools across the country. Milton Terrace received the award for the third year and was one of fifteen awards that were given in New York State.
“This national recognition exemplifies our district’s core value of involvement,” said Dr. Joseph P. Dragone, Ballston Spa Central School District superintendent. “We are proud to have the work of our school communities recognized by the National PTA.”
Research shows that when families and schools work together, student achievement increases, schools improve and communities grow stronger, school officials said.
Principal Kathleen Chaucer called the designation an honor and thanked the school’s PTA for providing Milton Terrace the school with “outstanding resources.”
“Our PTA and school staff work hard to create a welcoming environment that ultimately supports student success,” Chaucer said.
The National PTA launched its School of Excellence program to help strengthen family-school partnerships across the country and make measurable progress in the areas of education, health and safety, and arts and cultural exploration.
“The partnership between the Milton Terrace Elementary School and their PTA unit is a true example of what can be accomplished when schools and families work together,” said Laura Bay, president of National PTA. “The schools in Ballston Spa have put strong practices into place that involve families in the life of the school, and we are pleased to recognize them as a National PTA School of Excellence.”
For more information about the National PTA School of Excellence program please visit PTA.org/excellence.