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Northside ISD National PTA Founder’s Day

Students as Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz

Northside ISD’s Council of PTAs put on their annual Founder’s Day event to celebrate everything that their members have done throughout the district. The theme for this Founder’s Day was, “There’s No Place Like PTA” and featured student performances led by the Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow, symbolizing the shared values among PTA members of heart, courage, and wisdom.

Scarecrow, Dorothy, Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and company dancing
PTA Members in cardboard cut outs of Tin Man, Dorothy, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion

The National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA) has been supporting students and educators for 125 years. Today’s PTA looks a lot different than it did when it was first founded as the National Congress of Mothers in 1897, but its contributions to the lives of students, teachers, administrators, and their communities are still going strong.

Company performing
Company dancers performing
Company dancers performing

Founder’s Day occurs every year on February 17, and honors the legacy of the National PTA’s original founders, Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Selena Sloan Butler. The celebration reminds all PTA members of the values they stand for, the positive changes the organization has made over the years, and all those yet to come.

Company dancers leaping
Lead actors and full company pose and hold for applause
Company dancers posing

Sources: Northside ISD Facebook, National PTA website

Blog by: Laura Hermes, Intern, UT Austin

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