PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. PTA is a volunteer association where parents, educators, students, and other citizens can be active in their schools and communities.
We ask parents for a $8.00 membership fee. From this amount, $7.45 goes to the District and National PTA. Howard Tanner Elementary School only keeps about $0.55. This is why the PTA relies mostly on fundraising to help support the school.
We use that money to:
* Support school field trips
* Support Red Ribbon Week and other gang/drug prevention programs
* Support Reading Programs (School Wide)
* Engage in fundraising to support parent involvement programs and events such as:
-Back to School Night
-Family Reading Nights
-Other related school events
Any parent is welcome to participate in any PTA event. Our records are not confidential, and we would be glad to explain the PTA money distribution to anyone.
Yes. We welcome anyone who can assist us!
No. PTA members volunteer their time, and we welcome anyone who is willing to assist them. Our parents work very hard to fundraise for special programs at Tanner School.
Yes. Anyone can be a PTA member.
No. You are NOT REQUIRED to volunteer any time for our events and/or fundraising. We appreciate your assistance, but you are absolutely NOT required to do so.
You can fill out an enrollment envelope attached to the first day packet or pick up a form at the office.