Sunday, August 21, 2011

Join the PTA

PTA Membership

Becoming a member of the PTA is so important to the success of our children and our school! And the cost is just $7. Our goal is 100% membership of parents of students plus increased membership from our community.

Here are seven reasons you shouldn't let the school year go by without becoming a member:
  • You will get connected!
  • You will discover great resources!
  • You will tap into a network!
  • You will watch yourself grow!
  • You will speak up!
  • You will witness improvement!
  • You will be a role model!

Everyone--parents, educators, students, even community members-is invited to join the PTA!

Today more than ever, schools are challenged to provide every child with the best education despite growing limitations. Budgets are tight-in most cases, shrinking-while government requirements are growing. Schools are challenged to do more with less. More than 30 years of research has proven that children do better when their parents are involved both at home and at school. Grades are higher. Test scores rise. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve. There's a simple way to make these outcomes a reality for your child: join PTA.

National PTA comprises nearly 6 million parents and concerned adults devoted to the educational success of children and promoting parent involvement in schools. National PTA is a registered 50 (C3)nonprofit organization that prides itself on being a powerful voice for children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in the National PTA is open to anyone who is concerned with the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

PTA provides opportunities to meet and to talk with other parents who have the same worries as you. By sharing common concerns, you will feel more empowered to do the tough job of parenting. Being part of PTA results in parental support and makes school involvement easier. You will no longer feel all alone in raising your child. PTA also provides educational opportunities. From local-level parent meetings to the Maryland PTA Annual Convention, PTA encourages learning and the sharing of accomplishments. Ultimately, PTA provides the opportunity to serve, to volunteer, and to contribute to the welfare of all children, because children represent our future. PTA will introduce you to a great variety of new activities and opportunities to share your special talents. PTA will give you opportunity, not only to impact your local community, but to have input in major legislative and policy issues affecting children throughout the state.

View or download a membership form here.