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.
Patti Davis-Smith, President
PTA MEMBERSHIP PERKS
A PTA membership provides many benefits to a card-carrying PTA member. National PTA and Georgia PTA offer a variety of PTA Member Benefits from businesses and organizations. Some are ongoing, while others are seasonal or event related. Use your PTA membership card to take advantage of these benefits.
Chattahoochee Nature Center offers PTA members a 10% discount off a family membership. Take a nature walk together.
Georgia PTA is pleased to announce that we have entered into a partnership with OrlandoEmployee Discounts! Georgia PTA Members will now be able to enjoy all Orlando has to offer while keeping some of their hard earned money in their wallet. Orlando Employee Discounts offers advantageous pricing on hotels and vacation homes in or nearby Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando as well as discounts on tickets for all Orlando Theme Parks (Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, Sea World) and Attractions (Kennedy Space Center, Orlando Eye)!
Zoo Atlanta Membership has extended its educator discounts to Georgia PTA members. Mention Georgia PTA when purchasing a Zoo Atlanta Membership by phone (404.624.5662) or in person to receive $10 off a Companion or Family Membership.
Georgia PTA Perks is a benefit provider website which hosts our Community Alliance Partner (CAP) program powered by 247EConnect.com. The Georgia PTA Perks website provides our benefit providers with the ability to offer updated PTA member benefits and so much more.