When you join the McAuliffe PTSA, you become part of the Washington State PTA (WSPTA) and National PTA, nonprofit membership associations that advocate on behalf of all children. Together we are a powerful voice and a relevant resource for families and communities. According to the WSPTA, studies have proven that membership in a PTA provides your child and other children around you with a greater chance of achieving in school. As a member, you are more likely to be an informed, involved parent. Check out its website (www.wastatepta.org) for the many things it has accomplished!
Benefits of being a member As a member, you are eligible to receive discounts from many nationwide businesses. Each family also receives a free McAuliffe student directory, which is published and distributed by late November.
Why Support the PTSA? The PTSA provides funding for things such as extra classroom supplies, Stars Reading Program, Accelerated Reading Program, IXL Math program, Art Start, ASB, assemblies, visiting authors, field day and field trips. The PTSA grants money to the school to pay for production materials such as paper and ink.
Every year, the PTSA grants money to teachers so they can refresh their classroom with new supplies such as books, special paper, white boards, markers and prizes. Last year we were able to provide many things that were on our teachers’ wish lists, thanks to you! The items they received enhanced each student’s experience and education in the classroom.
Activating Your National PTA Benefits
Join the McAuliffe PTSA and help enrich the lives of our children! We have three membership levels
General Membership Meetings
Three times per school year, the PTSA holds meetings to which its general membership is invited. Everyone is welcome to attend; however, only PTSA members can vote on any issues presented at the meeting. Light refreshments are provided, and attendance is greatly encouraged!
Please visit our Calendar for dates of all our General Membership Meetings.
If you have any questions or would like to add an item to the agenda for a General Membership Meeting, please contact our PTSA president.
Miss a meeting or want to know what was covered? Request the Meeting Minutes from our Secretary.
100% Membership Goal Achieved...SIX Years in a Row!
Every year, the PTSA strives to reach a membership goal of 100% -- this means that for every student at McAuliffe, there is a parent PTSA member. For the past five years, the McAuliffe PTSA has achieved 100% Membership. In 2014-2015, only four PTSA units in the entire LWSD achieved this status.
Thank you for being a member of our PTSA, which supports our state and National PTA programs as well.