Membership

We encourage you to help us enrich the educational experience of our students by joining the PTA. The overall purpose of the PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. As a PTA member you have input into our important decisions like how PTA money is spent, which activities are sponsored, and input in planning for the future.

Why join the PTA?

  • Raise funds to promote activities that enhance the joy and well-being of James John’s students and staff in a way that complements and enriches the learning environment.

  • To provide volunteer support for school programs that result in the nurturing and education of all our students.

  • Advocate on behalf of all students, staff and the school.

  • Encourage community support by building relationships among the parents, the school and the community.

  • Your membership adds to the numbers that support state and national PTA lobbying efforts with the goal of improving education for all.

As a PTA volunteer you can use your skills and hobbies for a relevant cause while setting a good example for your child and all children in the community.

Is there a fee?

There is an annual membership fee of $10 ($9.50 of this goes directly to support the State and National PTA’s) per person in order to be counted as a PTA member. 

What do I have to do as a member?

We encourage family and community involvement, however, becoming a member of PTA does NOT mean that you must commit to volunteer hours or attend every meeting. We respect that you do only what you can, when you can.  We welcome you and your support!

Can I attend meetings and PTA functions or volunteer if I am not a member?

Everyone is welcome at meetings and events, however you are required to be a member to vote on budgetary issues at the meetings and to serve on our executive board. Please return a completed membership form and your dues payment to your child’s teacher in an envelope marked “PTA Membership”. Dues may be paid in cash or by check made out to “James John PTA”.  If you have not completed a background check to become a volunteer, please do so at https://volunteer.pps.net