|What is Founders Day?|
The Founders Day celebration originated in 1910 by Mrs. David O. Mears,
a charter member of the National Congress of Mothers founded by Alice
McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst in Washington, D.C. on
February 17, 1897. The Founders Day observance has continued through
the change of organization names in 1925 to the National Congress of
Parents and Teachers, and the uniting in 1970 with the National
Congress of Colored Parents and Teachers founded in 1926 by Selena
Sloan Butler, to become the National PTA.
Each year in February, PTA honors the three founders as well as past
and present PTA leaders. Through special programs and events PTA also
attempts to increase the awareness of its members and the community not
only about its past achievements but its present and future activities,
projects and goals. A portion of the Founders Day freewill offering
collected during an observance is returned to the districts to be used
to extend PTA's work and develop leadership.
|Our Classified person honored as a Founders Day Certificate was also awarded Teacher Of The Year. She dedicates a lot of her time to the children at Lemon Crest in so many ways. She was a very deserving recipient - Ms. Cheryl Wilson. |
Our PTA person honored was Mr. Mike Avia. He spends a large portion of his time at our school volunteering for activities, fund-raisers, finances, recycling, you name it he is there. We thank him for his dedication to this school.