membership is open to everyone
PTA is an inclusive organization
that is open to all adults who care about children and schools. We have learned that the main thing
that parents want from schools is to help their children succeed academically,
emotionally, and personally. PTA builds bridges between homes and schools. When
a parent gets involved with PTA, the child who benefits most is his or her own. We reach out to diverse communities
to allow parents to more fully integrate their children into the life of a
school. We actively invite all parents to be involved in their children’s
education through participation in PTA. We work hard to bring mothers, fathers,
teachers, school administrators, grandparents, mentors, foster parents, other
caregivers, and community leaders into the organization.
Imagine your dream school. What would it look like? Teachers? Staff? Education?
Please take a moment to complete our short survey about the Marshall PTA! Your answers to this survey will help us evaluate current programs, develop better partnerships between parents, teachers and our schools, and plan programs for next year to meet the needs of families in our community. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to answer these 9 short questions there is still time. Your participation is needed!
PTA believes the core value of a parent is more important than only as a
fundraiser. Fundraising is a means to carry out the goals and work of PTA.
Fundraising events provide a valuable service and involve more parents in the
Dues and benefits
PTA members pay dues that include a small portion for the state and national
offices. In return, local PTAs and members receive access to many valuable
resources, information, and training programs.
Online resources, including Our Children magazine, full of
Electronic newsletters to keep members informed of parenting
and legislative issues;
Special discounts and offers from National PTA Member
Benefits Providers, including FedEx Kinko’s and Barnes & Noble;
Leadership training available online through e-learning
courses and in-person at the National PTA Annual Convention and leadership
Discounted rates for convention, Our Children magazine, and
from the individual’s state PTA.
- As a
local affiliate of a national organization, local PTAs may be eligible for
discounted insurance for special events that are not covered by the school
insurance. Non-PTA parent groups usually must purchase more expensive
insurance policies to cover special events and liabilities or leave their
members at risk.