PTSA Myths

PTSA Membership Myth-Busters

There are four major misconceptions about PTSA membership. These falsehoods often prevent parents from joining an association that helps our children.

Myth #1: “Only moms and teachers need to join PTSA.”
A strong, vibrant PTSA needs the support of moms and dads, step-parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, teachers and school staff, students, community members, and business leaders. Anyone who cares about children belongs in PTSA. It is important that we all have a voice in the decision-making process relating to the laws and regulations – whether in the schools or government – that affect children.

Myth #2: “Joining PTSA means I have to volunteer or go to meetings.”
You do not have to volunteer or come to meetings to be a member of PTSA! Our PTSA appreciates everyone’s membership, whether or not a member volunteers or participates in meetings, because each member increases PTSA’s ability to advocate for children.

Myth #3: “PTSA membership never expires – I only have to join once.”
Each new school year begins a new PTSA membership year. Membership cards are for an annual membership and will remain valid until the end of the school year.

Myth #4: “I don’t have the time to join PTSA.”
We understand your time is valuable. However, it’s your interest in children that counts. If you are not able to support the PTSA with time, please become a member and give your financial support so that the children know that you support our efforts. You will have the satisfaction of knowing that your support helps as we develop programs and activities that benefit not only your children, but all children!

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