Texas PTA Reflections entries now being accepted through Friday October 26th.

Entry forms & contest rules for the “Heroes Around Me” themed contest can be found on the PTA Board in the cafeteria or on line at https://www.txpta.org/reflections-participation

There are 7 categories; Dance, Film, Literature, Music, Photography, Visual Arts & Special Artist.

Entries may be turned into the office. 

Please contact Julie Gadsby for further information jgadsby@sbcglobal.net

10 Myths About Joining the PTA

#1 Only moms and teachers need to join the PTA.

The truth is a strong PTA needs the support of parents, family members, teachers, school staff and community members. Anyone who cares about children belongs in the PTA!

#2 Joining the PTA means I have to volunteer.

The truth is the PTA appreciates everyone’s membership, whether or not a member volunteers. You will not be sucked into a black hole of volunteering, we only email you if you check the interested box!

#3 I have to be a board member or chair a committee to join the PTA.

The truth is you do not have to serve on the PTA Board or chair a committee to join the PTA. Your beautiful smile and wonderful support will suffice!

#4 PTA membership never expires, I only have to join once.

The truth is that each new school year begins a new PTA membership year. Your PTA membership will be good for this entire school year!

#5 I don’t have the time to join the PTA.

The truth is there are 3 easy ways to join. You can pay on our website, you can print a form off the website and send it in with your student, or you can join on Texas PTA’s website. Which ever method you choose it only takes a moment to join and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that your support helps fund events and activities for the children thoroughout the school year!

#6 If I join one Allen PTA, I’m a member of all of them.

The truth is each PTA runs their own programs and has their own membership. Support your PTA at every school you have a child or had a child.

#7 The PTA is only for stay-at-home parents.

Your fellow PTA members are family and community members who want to support the kids and the school. All of our members are juggling household chores, kids activities and homework, just like you.

#8 My child’s life will be the same whether or not I join the PTA.

The truth is your membership shows your child that you are interested and invested in their educational experience.

#9 The PTA has all the help they need.

The truth is the our PTA always wants and always needs volunteers. If you sign up to be included in the volunteer opportunity emails, it is always your choice to sign up or not.

#10 I have an idea but the PTA isn’t interested.

The truth is that new ideas are always welcome. We are always interested in ways to improve our PTA.

Join today at the store tab on our website