PTA stands for Parent-Teacher Association and the National PTA is the largest and oldest non-profit, all-volunteer child advocacy organization working exclusively on behalf of all children and youth. PTA The overall purpose of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
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 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.
▸Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
▸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 in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events. Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
▸Enjoy Substantial Benefits. Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of benefits from PTA membership including discounts and offers from member benefits providers and sponsors, magazine subscriptions, leadership training, e-newsletters and much more.
The PTA at Anona Elementary School raises funds to benefit the school, plans programs and events and supports the teachers and staff. Be active in the PTA and be a part of all the wonderful things they do to assist the school.
2018-19 PTA Officers:
Julie Nibert, President
Della Wolz, Vice President
Louise McGrath, Treasurer
Erin Isaacs, Secretary