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Lenox and Plaza Elementary Schools Named National PTA School of Excellence

We are excited to announce that Lenox and Plaza Elementary Schools have been named a 2018-2020 National PTA School of Excellence! National PTA School of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. As a National PTA School of Excellence, both schools made significant progress to welcome and empower families to support student success and school improvements during the course of the 2017-2018 school year.  


Lenox and Plaza are two of only 277 PTAs and schools nationwide to achieve this honor.


“Congratulations to Lenox and Plaza Elementary Schools for being recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence,” said Dr. Shari L. Camhi, Superintendent of Schools, Baldwin Union Free School District. “We are proud of all their hard work, collaboration and dedication to our Baldwin students and community and nurturing a successful partnership with our schools.”


In order to get recognized, the PTA and school administrators make a year-long commitment in identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based on PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. Those that exhibit improvement are honored as National PTA Schools of Excellence, a distinction that spans two years.


“Research shows that when families and schools work together, students do better in school and schools improve,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “Lenox and Plaza have worked hard with their PTA to strengthen their family-school partnership and create an environment where all families feel welcomed and empowered to support student success. We are pleased to recognize them as a National PTA School of Excellence.”


About National PTA

National PTA® comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.