PTA For Your Child
PTA is no longer a noun. It's a verb - an action plan working to support your child's success.
There is no wrong way to PTA, just as long as you're doing it for your child. You can give money by joining and donating. You can volunteer time and effort. Or you can help grow our strength and presence at the local, state, or national level as an advocate for improving your child's education.
PTA offers all parents and caregivers the opportunity to be engaged in their child's potential. Being a member of PTA means that you are part of a powerful association and action plan that is focused on programs and initiatives that strengthen your child's education and family-school partnership.
However you PTA, it's all an investment in your child. PTA to support your child's teachers and curriculum. PTA to advocate on the issues impacting your child and affect change at the local, state and national levels. PTA to build a stronger, more diverse and inclusive school community.
There's no wrong way to PTA and we invite every family to participate, because we can do more together than apart. How do you PTA?
ADVOCACY: Give a Voice to Important Issues
PTA to be an active voice at the local, state and national levels and to impact decision affecting your child's health, safety and quality of education.
PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America, comprised of over 22,000 local PTAs and nearly 3.5 million members.
During the past 120 years, PTA's national advocacy has helped establish universal kindergarten, the National School Lunch Program, the juvenile justice system, and anti-child labor laws.
PTA's are an important advocate at the local and state levels - like Washington State PTA securing the passage of an education reform bill that redefined the state's "Program of Basic Education."
COMMUNITY: Build a Stronger, More Inclusive School
PTA to strengthen connections between your family, your child's classmates, their families, and teachers to build a thriving and inclusive community for everyone.
As a network for over 22,000 school and nearly 3.5 million families, PTA connects parents and caregivers, students and teachers at the local, state and national level.
Daniel Bagley PTA works closely with school administration and staff to enhance the academic, social, and emotional experience of all our students through free community events, provide school t-shirts for all students, and sponsors the school newsletter and community Facebook group.
EDUCATION: Support Critical Academic Needs
PTA to fund essential school resources and curriculum needs, including the arts and music program, health & fitness, literacy and science programming.
Daniel Bagley PTA helps fund essential classroom supplies for all our homeroom teachers and specialists, provides grants for the art and music program, and health & fitness equipment. The PTA also supports purchases of science, math and library books to benefit all students at Daniel Bagley.