• What is PTA? Why join PTA?

    The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school.

    But there are many more PTA advantages:

    • Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.

    • Discover Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.

    • Tap into a Network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences. 

    • Speak Up. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

    • Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role by supporting building improvements through advocacy and play an important role in fundraising for curriculum based programs and social events.

    • Be a Role ModelBy becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
  • But where does our time, effort & money go? Let me give you some examples from the 2016-2017 academic year:

    • Community-building events
      • Ice Cream Social
      • Movie Night
      • Dad's Gym Night
      • Field Day
      • Classroom parties for Halloween, Winter and Valentine's day
      • Make-a-difference day
    • Curriculum Enrichment
      • Field Trips
      • School Assemblies (aka Cultural Arts Committee)
      • Faculty Grants to staff who apply
      • Reflections - an art workshop and contest
      • Multicultural Week
    • School Improvements & Beautification
      • Garden Club
      • All plantings around the building!
      • Flower Mural in the front hall (created as part of multicultural week)
    • Other items
      • coordination, design and printing of school directory
      • coordination of school supply packs
      • coordination, design and printing of yearbooks
      • scholarship availability for students in need
      • Spiritwear
      • Book fairs 
Last Modified on August 22, 2017