Diversity and Inclusion

The PHES PTA Diversity and Inclusion Committee was created to promote the PTA mission to support community building and enrich the educational environment for our children.  We strive to do this by building a diverse and inclusive community of parents, families, and teachers to support our school.

We have a unique privilege of living in a vibrant, diverse community. We believe that by thoughtfully and deliberately encouraging and advocating for diversity and inclusivity in the PTA and throughout the school community, children, parents, faculty, and staff will benefit through opportunities to develop more collaborative mindsets, opportunities to value and celebrate difference as a critical component of a community, and opportunities to broaden perspective and learning as a foundation of becoming a well-informed, active member of our local and national community.

APS release from 11/16/16 https://www.apsva.us/post/arlington-school-board-addresses-election-results/

Next Steps:

  1. Understand what work has already happened and is currently happening (including surveying our teachers)
  2. Solicit community feedback – please fill out this survey


After these steps, we’ll refine our overall goals and objectives and begin discussions of how best to implement what we heard!