Why Does Mashburn have a PTA?
PTAs Benefit Everyone!
A PTA addresses issues that are important to parents and public school administrators. We fight for full funding, quality teachers and capabilities for schools to thrive.
Some of PTAs Benefits:
- Leverage Volunteer Power. PTA organizes hard-working, dedicated volunteers. Parents are ready to help implement school improvement programs.
- Improve Communication. PTAs frequently coordinate production of a school newsletter and information fliers, keeping the entire school community informed of current events, issues and accomplishments. Regular meetings allow PTAs to share information with members.
- See Measurable Results. More than 85 research studies conducted over the past 30 years prove that kids do better when parents are involved. Grades are higher. Test scores improve. Attendance increases.
- Discover More Dollars. Local PTAs are self-funding. By inviting the entire school’s parent community to join, they generate membership fees to pay for programs. Local PTA fundraisers support school programs, building improvements and educational events.
- Boost Children's Well-Being. PTAs focus on what students need to be successful in their learning, including nutrition, health, school safety, physical fitness and general well-being. PTA works with schools to ensure that children succeed.
- Enjoy Informed Parents. Involved parents understand the challenges schools face and become part of the solution. By developing a closer relationship with parents, student achievement improves, and the school develops a positive reputation in the community.
Interested in the specifics of Mashburn's PTA? Check out the bylaws by clicking below!
It is so easy to be a member of Mashburn Elementary PTA. Just download the form below, fill it out, and send it in to school with $5.00 for each membership! It is as simple as that! Each membership provides a voice and a vote about what how PTA funds are allocated.
We fund many different academic programs and activities throughout the year. These include but are certainly not limited to:
- Field trip transportation
- Grade Level Grants for teachers
- Periodicals (SS weekly and Scholastic)
- Reading A-Z/RAZ Kids
- Media Center Grants
- Special Areas Grants (Gym, Art, Music)
- Handwriting programs
- Grants for school clubs
PTA funds come from membership and various fundraisers held throughout the year. Being a member of your child's PTA helps every child to have additional resources for which they may not have access. That alone is ridiculously amazing!