Q: If I’m a PTA Member, do I have to attend meetings, volunteer at PTA events or serve on the PTA Board?
A: Not at all. Being a PTA Member simply gives you the right to exercise your voice and vote on topics at the General Membership PTA meetings. You are not ever required to attend meetings or volunteer. However, we believe there is great value in volunteering at the school for both the parents and students. There will be various volunteer opportunities available throughout the year so that we can accommodate a variety of schedules and we firmly believe that even an hour can make a huge difference! Our General Membership PTA meetings are designed to be informative and fun. We’ll have parent education programs along with family fun.
Q: What are the Membership dues used for?
A: Your membership dollars go toward benefiting EVERY child at Christie. PTA helps fund programs, products for the school (i.e. playground sun shade), and more. A portion of Membership dollars also go to the Texas PTA and National PTA. The Texas PTA portion helps with lobbying efforts in the Texas Legislative sessions for areas of great importance to children and families in our state, such as Standardized Testing and Child Safety Issues.
Q: Why should I join PTA?
A: PTA helps connect Christie staff members, teachers and hundreds of parents in our Christie community as partners and advocates in our children’s education. 100% of Christie’s staff are members of Christie PTA. By joining PTA, you become part of the largest child advocacy organization in the state with nearly 500,000 members across Texas. Christie PTA benefits EVERY child at our school and PTA is a valuable resource for every Christie family!
5 Reasons to Become a Member
- PTA provides opportunities to meet with others who have the same interests as you. By sharing common concerns, you will feel more empowered.
- Being part of PTA connects families and schools and results in parental support and makes school involvement easier. PTA also provides educational opportunities. From local-level parent education meetings to the Texas PTA Annual Convention, PTA encourages learning and the sharing of accomplishments, interests and concerns.
- PTA provides the opportunity to serve, to volunteer and to contribute to the welfare of all children, because children represent our future.
- PTA introduces 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.
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- A powerful voice for all children
- A relevant resource for families and communities, and
- A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child
- Making every child’s potential a reality.
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, Parent Teacher Association (PTA) reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students.
Contact VP of Membership, Anjana Pathania at firstname.lastname@example.org
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