• What is PTA?

    A PTA is a partnership between parents and educators who strive to enhance student learning and enrich the lives of the students within the school. It is also a forum for parents to obtain knowledge and voice their opinions about what is happening in their school.

    A common misconception about the PTA is that all they do is organize fundraisers and school events. Fundraising is an important and integral part of the PTA. The funds raised by PTA help support many needed programs within the school. But, you don't have to like or be good at fundraising to participate in the PTA. By being a member of and attending PTA meetings you provide a voice as to how the funds that are raised should be spent within our school.

    Why Join PTA

     The number one reason to join the PTA is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more advantages. Here are just a few:

    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.  Parenting is not easy - it helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators in the community. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind.

    Watch Yourself Grow.  By volunteering with your PTA, you gain valuable experiences.  It’s an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause—your child and all children in the community.

    Speak Up.  Because the PTA is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions. 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 in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs and social events – all vital to a school’s success.

    Be A Role Model. Set a good example for your kids by being involved yourself. By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

    Join Us Today!

    For only $3.50, you can become a PTA member, joining nearly 6 million other people who share your interest in issues affecting children. Everyone—parents; educators, students and other citizens active in their schools and communities—are invited to join our not-for-profit organization.

    Simply turn the attached envelope in to your child’s teacher, along with the $3.50 membership fee. Remember this is $3.50 per person.  This membership fee goes to support, among other things, ongoing student programs like Field Trips, Fall Festival, Student Enrichment, etc.

    Why Not Join:  Hmmmm….  Can’t think of any!  J

     

    For further information, please contact Amy Dial @ harrisa.sts@robeson.k12.nc.us or 910-737-5377!