“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~Helen Keller
The East Cobb County Council of PTAs welcomes all students attending the 35 schools that are members of our council and their families to another wonderful year of learning. Our students attend Kell, Lassiter, Pope, Sprayberry, Walton and Wheeler High Schools and their feeder elementary and middle schools. Those of you who are members of our PTAs understand that our
students and our schools are our responsibility!
One of the National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships is collaborating with community. PTAs and PTSAs exist in our East Cobb schools to bring additional value to our children’s education. The ECCC PTA collaborates with the students, parents and educators inside of our schools as well as the community in which the schools are located to make our schools stronger and our students more successful.
PTAs of East Cobb supplement our children’s quality education through events and programs that promote Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Wellness, and Arts Appreciation. These and other PTA programs add to the classroom learning that our children receive by exposing them to unique opportunities within their school community as well as within the greater community that surrounds them.
The ECCC PTA encourages new families to join their school’s PTA or PTSA and see the benefits that our members find through the many PTA activities and services that help make our East Cobb schools some of the best in the state of Georgia. Your school’s PTA/PTSA provides and supports efforts to offer a variety of educational programming, communication tools, family-fun activities and events to thank our teachers and school staff.
Your PTA also has the tools to amplify your voice to advocate on behalf of all our children. Together as a council of PTAs/PTSAs, our voice is stronger in speaking on behalf of our children to our elected officials on issues that affect our schools. Earlier this year the ECCC PTA educated our members about the upcoming Ed-SPLOST ballot referendum and encouraged parents to get out and vote. The referendum passed and the funds raised will greatly benefit our students and our schools through needed capital improvements in the years to come.
The ECCC PTA is thankful for the many community businesses and partners who work very hard to support our teachers, our principals and our families and students as we work to give our children an opportunity to prepare for future careers. We are especially excited to watch our local businesses, through the efforts of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, partner with Cobb and Marietta schools, Kennesaw State University, Chattahoochee Technical College, Life University and Georgia Highlands College to create the Cobb Workforce Partnership. The partnership is committed to establishing a pipeline of talented workers by aligning the needs of high demand careers with the education efforts at our schools.
Our success is due to your hard work which empowers your children, your family and your community. Your continued involvement in the community will maintain the quality of living that all East Cobbers now enjoy!
Our children and our schools are our responsibility!
By Kristy Flowers and Kimberly Webb, Co-Presidents, East Cobb County Council of PTAs