What is the PTA?
PTA is the acronym for Parent Teacher Association. Without parents and teachers, there is no PTA.
Do PTA board members get paid?
PTA board members volunteer 100% of their time.
Do I have to be a PTA member to attend meetings?
No, not at all! We welcome all parents to attend meetings and will happily add your ideas/concerns/suggestions to our agenda for discussion. However, non-members may not serve on the board, volunteer, or vote on any issues.
I pay taxes, why does the PTA need money to fund programs and services?
Tax dollars only go so far. IUSD and IPSF are generous in contributing to our schools but cannot provide funds for everything. That’s where the PTA steps in to add enriching programs, fun activities, and extra supplies for classrooms.
Can I be part of the financial decision-making?
Yes! PTA members who come to meetings can participate in financial planning and can vote on specific issues.
What events do you have planned for this year?
We have many fun and exciting ideas for this year. Please check our 2021-2022 activities page for more information on what we have planned for this year.
What is the Sponsorship Drive?
The Pledge Drive is one of our primary fundraisers of the year and is held in the fall. We receive 100% of the proceeds from the Pledge Drive and the money we earn helps support our activities for the year.
Can I participate in the Sponsorship Drive and not become a PTA member?
You do not have to become a PTA member to donate to the Sponsorship Drive.
Do I have to donate to the Sponsorship Drive to become a PTA member?
No, you can just join the PTA for $15.
Are there incentives for joining the PTA?
Joining the PTA is an excellent way to know what is happening at our school. Volunteers find their PTA experience both fun and rewarding. PTA members can also enjoy additional perks. Click HERE for more details.
I work and am very busy! Do PTA members have to volunteer their time?
You do not have to volunteer your time to become a PTA member but we welcome anyone who would like to help! Many of the board members have full-time jobs. PTA is fun!
Is there anyone who can answer my question that is not listed on this Q & A?
Absolutely! Simply email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to help!