The objective of SESPTA is to be a self-sustaining organization capable of providing resources needed to help Shepherd Elementary School achieve its social, cultural, and academic goals and to ensure that Shepherd Elementary becomes a top 5 school within the DC Public School (DCPS) system by providing programs, resources, and activities that will enhance the instructional experience and promote academic excellence. SESPTA is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) designation (EIN: 47-0879109).
The role of the PTA is to:
Encourage membership and participation by all families, teachers and other interested community members;
Provide timely communications throughout the school community;
Support the standard school curriculum and International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP);
Advocate for DCPS support for Shepherd programs; and
Recruit and retain volunteers to support the academic and programmatic activities.