WHY JOIN PTA?
The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more advantages. Here are just a few:
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.
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.
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.
By becoming a PTA member, you'll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
THE PURPOSE (OBJECTIVES) OF THE PTA ARE:
- To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship, and throughout the community;
- To raise the standards of home life;
- To advocate for laws that further the education, physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth;
- To promote the collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth;
- To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of all children and youth; and
- To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding.
As a PTA member, you have access to exciting deals and coupons from Georgia PTA’s partners!
Zoo Atlanta:$10 discount towards any Zoo Atlanta Membership for GPTA Members. $5 discount for current GPTA Members. Welcome all current GAPTA members to attend Education Family Appreciation Day (spring event).
Papa Johns CODE: GAPTA 30% Off Order
Sylvan Learning: Georgia PTA/PTSA's 15% Off Any Service
PTA Membership BenefitsGeorgia PTA members can save money through member benefit providers. Georgia PTA collaborates with businesses and associations that support Georgia PTA’s mission and vision. As part of that relationship, these organizations offer members special discounts.
Numerous benefits are available to dues-paying units and members.
- Our Children magazine, PTA’s flagship publication with parenting articles by experts on children’s health, education, and well-being; and information on advocacy efforts; the latest news that affects children and youth.
- Professionally designed public service announcements (PSAs) to aid in membership recruitment.
- National PTA Annual Convention registration information.
- A Back-to-School kit containing recruitment ideas and other materials to get the year started.
- Teacher Appreciation Week ideas.
- Select resources developed in collaboration with PTA’s national partners.
- National PTA’s Membership Achievement Program.
- Numerous resources on parent involvement programs, fundraising, working collaboratively, and much more.
- Discounts and special offers
Individual members have access to a number of exclusive benefits too, including:
- Online parenting resources, including select articles from Our Children magazine.
- E-newsletters on parenting and legislative issues.
- Exclusive National PTA member benefits and sponsor offers.
- Leadership training opportunities in-person and online.
- Discounted member rate for PTA’s annual national convention, magazine subscriptions, and more.
- The Member-to-Member Network, connecting you to Congress when help is needed on issues important to children, schools, and families.