Please join our PTA as this supports everything we do for the kids!
Individual Membership $15 or Family Membership $25
Some local stores offer PTA discounts with the membership card.
How to join...
Visit https://forestlake.memberhub.store/ Click on shop. Select your membership and add to cart. Complete process by paying via credit card.
In order to volunteer for any PTA sponsored events, you MUST be an active member of our PTA at the time of the event.
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The benefits of joining the local PTA
September 21, 2009
By BETH WHITEHOUSE firstname.lastname@example.org
With school starting, I'm getting solicited to join the Parent-Teacher
Association. What's in it for me and my child?
"The importance of being a member of the PTA is to support your child," says Patricia Powell, president of the Smith Street Elementary School PTA in Uniondale. "Especially when they start kindergarten, they've left home for a full day. Being a member of the PTA gives you a lot more access to what is going on in the school environment."
The dues - usually $6 to $15 for the year, depending on the school and whether you join as an individual or a family - are shared between your school's PTA and the state and national PTAs, which lobby government officials in support of schoolchildren, Powell says. While local PTAs do fundraising, that's not their primary purpose.
The PTAs organize events children wouldn't otherwise have, Powell says. At her school, the PTA sponsored a talent show. The students practiced under supervision of parents, Powell says. Teachers also join the PTA and get involved outside of classrooms. Other programs often include book fairs and assemblies on topics such as character development, says Francine Schnabel, president of the Lindenhurst Council of PTAs, an umbrella organization for PTAs at the nine Lindenhurst public schools. PTAs also run programs for parents such as using the Internet to help kids with homework, she says. Districts don't have funds to pay for such programs or manpower to run them without help, she says.