What Does It Mean to Join the PTA?
Signing up for a membership is the simplest (and most beneficial) way to show your support for the many programs and opportunities that PTA funds during the school year. While our PTA at Sawyer Woods does encourage our members to find a volunteer position, no matter how big or small, we understand that not everyone has the availability to do so. When you join PTA, you support local, state and national efforts to improve the lives of children and their families.
The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students, as well as many discounts, both locally and nationally. PTA functions are also opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind.
General Membership Meetings:
About Kent Area Council PTA
Kent Area Council PTSA represents 28 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, 4 high schools and 3 academy schools in the Kent School District in Kent, WA. KAC is a resource that offers the latest news, events, training opportunities, and programs available to the PTAs within our district.
About Washington State PTA
Founded in 1905, the Washington Congress of Parents and Teachers, now known as the Washington State Parent Teacher Association (WSPTA), is the largest non-profit, volunteer organization in Washington. As the premier parent organization, with more than 130,000 members in more than 875 local PTAs, the association is an innovative, forward-thinking and effective advocate for children.
Our mission is for PTA to be:
- A powerful voice for children,
- A relevant resource for families, schools and communities, and
- A strong advocate for the well-being and education of all children.
When you join your local Parent Teacher Association (PTA) or Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), you become part of our state association and the larger National PTA. Your voice joins tens of thousands across Washington and millions across the United States, including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Europe and Puerto Rico, as advocates for children.
About National PTA
For more than 100 years, National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) has worked toward bettering the lives of every child in education, health and safety. Founded in 1897 as the National Congress of Mothers by Alice McLellan Birney and Phoebe Apperson Hearst, National PTA is a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education.
Today’s PTA is a network of millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of family engagement in schools.