Did you know the whole reason the National PTA was created was to advocate for the protection and well-being of children? Over the years, the National PTA has established programs and called for legislation to improve the lives of our nation’s children. Some of these efforts include:
- the creation of Kindergarten classes
- child labor laws
- hot and healthy lunch programs
- arts in education
- school safety
The ELE PTA Advocacy Committee stays abreast of happenings in our community, state, and nation to make sure we stay on top of events and decisions that impact our children’s health and well-being both in and out of the classroom. This page will help you stay informed of these items as well, and point you to ways you can get involved in advocating for our children. Be sure to reach out to our Advocacy Committee chair, Sarah Johnson, with any questions, concerns, or ideas!
CMS Eats at Home Program
CMS is committed to guaranteeing its students have access to healthy, nutritional meals each day. Since September 1, meal bundles with five breakfasts and five lunches have been available for CMS students. Meal bundles are available for pick up at meal sites. Through the end of May 2021, meal bundles are free for every CMS student. Find out more about the program, including how to sign up, here!
Elizabeth Lane/Lansdowne Boundary Changes – Effective August 2022
In August 2022, an expanded Lansdowne Elementary is scheduled to open and pull about 180 students from Elizabeth Lane. The 2017 bond package for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools included money to build a bigger Lansdowne on the site of the current school and tear down the old building. The 14-month construction timeline is scheduled to begin in April/May 2021. The portion of the Elizabeth Lane Elementary attendance area that will be impacted includes the neighborhoods of Alexandria, Cedarhill on Cedar Croft Drive, and homes off Beverly Crest Boulevard including Prescott Place, Saintfield, Mirow, The Enclave, Hawk Crest and the Preserve Townhomes located off Hensey’s Way. Students enrolled in the fourth grade at Elizabeth Lane Elementary in 2021-22 will have a default assignment to Elizabeth Lane Elementary for 5th grade in 2022-23. There is no guarantee that younger siblings of these students will be allowed to remain at Elizabeth Lane beyond 2021-22.
Matthews Town Zoning Application 2020-714/ELE
Zoning Application to change the conditions to existing R/I(CD) district, also known as Elizabeth Lane Elementary School, and extend the sunset provision from August 1, 2020, to August 1, 2022, for 9 mobile units to remain on campus was approved unanimously at the Matthews Town Board of Commissioners Meeting on Monday, August 10, 2020.