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:
Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school. As a PTA member you receive weekly email updates about Evansdale and the Dekalb County School System.
Discover Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents and 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, build rapport and discuss 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.
Speak Up. 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.
Witness Improvement. 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.
Community Benefits. As a PTA member, you receive special discounts and special offers at many local and national businesses, such as Fernbank, Zoo Atlanta, the Alliance Theater, and many more!
A few things PTA has accomplished at Evansdale:
**Accelerated Reader **Literary Guild
**Citizen of the Month **Counselor Programs
**Cultural arts performances **Family Night
**Science Night **Curtain Call Student Play
**Field trips to the symphony **Robotics Competition
**Science Olympiad **Smart Boards for classrooms
**Classroom supplies **Media Center equipment
**Music curriculum supplies **Art program supplies
**French program supplies **Science Lab supplies
**Accelerated Math Program
Other PTA member benefits:
- $10 off Zoo Atlanta Membership
- 10% off Fernbank Membership
- 10% off Chattahoochee Nature Center
- 20% off tickets to Alliance Theatre
- 10% off The Atlanta History Center
To see a full list of offers and updated benefits: www.georgiapta.org and www.pta.org
We encourage all Evansdale staff, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters, neighbors, friends and local businesses to join PTA!
Questions or comments about PTA membership? Please contact Heather Hawkins and Patricia Ubaldo (Spanish-Speaking Liaison).
2014-2015 PTA Dues
Individual membership: $8
Two person membership: $16
Extended Family membership (4 people): $24