Greetings Moss Haven Community!

I would like to take a moment and welcome each and every one of you to the Moss Haven Elementary PTA
family. We are a robust organization built of numerous volunteers that all work towards one goal: Enriching the experience of EVERY student and faculty at Moss Haven Elementary so they can grow and excel to reach their full potential.


We have a diverse group of students that come from many different backgrounds and beliefs. Much can be said about celebrating our differences, but what is truly remarkable is when we can see beyond our differences and celebrate our similarities. The beautiful thing about working towards one goal is the ability to work side by side with people that are different from you, whether it be cultural or political, yet still see the common thread that weaves us all together. In a time when there are so many labels and identities, it is crucial to also remember these commonalities. We all love our children and we all want to see them thrive and grow. That is what holds us together and unites us as one. We are “Better Together.”


I have the honor and privilege of serving as the 2023-2024 President for this upcoming school year and I invite you to keep this mantra in mind as we begin digging in and working towards our goal. Every one of us adds value, every one of us brings a unique perspective, and every one of us wants the best for our students and faculty.


We will have many opportunities to show our unification this year, from supporting our amazing Moss Haven Farm, to working side by side with the MHE Dad’s Club, to celebrating not one but TWO grades graduating our campus this year as the district moves from a junior high model to a middle school model for the 2024-2025 school year. We will also continue to partner with EMERGE, a Moss Haven parent-driven, non-profit organization that works to fill in the gaps for some of our economically disadvantaged students and their families.


Besides partnering with these wonderful organizations, the Moss Haven PTA has its own thriving community-centered events including our traditional fall carnival and our newest event, the World’s Fair in the spring.


These events are completely free to the community to be enjoyed and celebrated by all. Of course, this is
possible because of our amazing fundraising team that works tirelessly to host our annual spring auction among other fundraising opportunities throughout the year. These events among our more traditional elementary classics, including Back to School Bash, spirit wear, field day, staff appreciation and yearbook just to name a few, are run solely by our volunteers all working together towards our common goal.


And of course, I would be remiss not to mention how fortunate we are to have solid leadership in our Principal, Jose Vega and Assistant Principal, Shannon Temple. As they begin their 3 rd year at Moss Haven, our students have thrived under their vision. From the origination of our school Ranch program to the reimagination of the monthly student assemblies (aka Ranch Round-ups), we can be assured our students and faculty are building a sense of community and belonging for ALL.


If you are not already a PTA member, I invite you to join and be a part of this rich, robust and vibrant
community. Together, we can. Together, we will. We are Better Together.


In Gratitude, 

Jennifer Lang