Frequently Asked Questions
What is the PTA?
PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education.
What does the PTA do?
The PTA's goal of advocating for all students is achieved in many ways. The PTA organizes volunteers, plans social events and fundraisers to help support the students who attend our school.
Who can join the PTA?
ANYONE Parents, Grandparents, students, teachers, neighbors - anyone who wants to support our students.
Why should I join the PTA?
There is no better way to get involved in our school! By joining the PTA you are showing your child the importance you place on education and community involvement. You will become a part of a network of other parents and teachers, building a rapport and discussing issues our school is facing. Your voice will make a difference in our community.
Do I have to go to meetings?
No, but we would love to see you there. By joining the PTA you can vote on issues and help guide our school. We also broadcast all our PTA meetings on Facebook live in our Facebook group: SES PTA (Derwood, MD).