Why Join PTA?

What is PTA?

PTA is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers and others around the
states that have a special interest in children, families and schools. PTA membership is as
diverse as Washington State is in cultures, education levels, and parenting skills. By
joining a PTA, a member automatically becomes part of the largest child-advocacy
organization in the state—over 150,000 strong across Washington.

What does PTA do?

PTAs work for children. PTAs meet together, study problems, support teachers, volunteer
in school, attend workshops on parenting and become informed on issues regarding
children and youth. As a result, PTA members become better parents, teachers and

Why should I get involved?

Because of your children, and because of your community. Studies have proven that
membership in PTA provides your child and other children around you with a greater
chance of achieving in school. As a PTA member, you are more likely to be an informed,
involved parent. These are dangerous times for children. More then ever, it is important
for parents to learn ways to keep children safe, trouble free and involved in school. PTA
is the best place to gain that knowledge.

How can I benefit?

PTA provides opportunities to meet and 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 the 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 education meetings to
the Washington Sate 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 the opportunity, not only to impact your local
community, but to have input in major legislative and policy issues affecting children
throughout the state.
You can download and print off the form HERE.  Just fill it out and send it to school with a check attached.

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