As we begin another school year, Ekstrand PTA is excited and ready to support our students and staff so that Ekstrand Elementary can grow closer as community and our children can excel and thrive. For some, PTA may be a new organization that you may not be familiar with. In order to explain our purpose we have provided answers to the most common questions asked.
What does PTA do?
PTA provides support for students, staff, and parents in the form of volunteer work at school events, fundraising for school needs, and generally helping the school function well.
What kind of events does PTA sponsor?
Since the purpose of PTA is to support wherever necessary, each school’s PTA must work with the school site principal and staff in order to make sure PTA is doing all that it can to help. This year, Ekstrand PTA plans to sponsor the following:
Book fairs Talent show
Box tops for education Buses for field trips
Volunteer teas Family Nights
School T-Shirts Educational Software Licensing
Fall Fundraiser Spring Fundraiser
Why should I join PTA?
PTA supports all students equally therefore the more members we can get, the more support we can provide for our children. We are all aware of the financial difficulties facing California public schools, and PTA provides us an opportunity to come together as a community to ensure that our children can achieve their greatest potential.
Who can join PTA?
Anyone can join PTA! Parents, guardians, friends of the family, grandparents, aunts and uncles. Anyone that is interested in helping and supporting students can join!
Ok… how much is it to join PTA?
Good News! PTA membership is only $11.00! You will receive an Ekstrand magnet as a thank you for your membership.