We are always looking for new members and you can join anytime! The cost of dues is $8.00 per member. Your membership expires in October of the following year.
It's easy to join. Membership envelopes are available in the school office and come home in your child's first day folder. Look for the envelope like this one below. With your paid membership, you will receive a membership card that entitles you to vote at our meetings.
PTA members also receive 3 bonuses this year. At each Bingo, if you show your membership card, you earn a FREE extra Jackpot Bingo card.
When you pay $8.00 to Forest Grove Elementary Parent Teacher Association you are not only supporting our local school. A portion of your money is forwarded to the State PTA who sends a portion of that money to National PTA. You automatically become a member of the Virginia PTA and the National PTA. It's like a 3 for 1 membership!
State and National PTA provide resources and establish training programs for parents and other concerned adults to help them learn to be advocates for their children. They also support legislation for the benefit of children and speak on issues of importance affecting children. If you want to learn more about how your National dues are put to work visit www.pta.org. $2.25 of your paid PTA Membership Dues go to the Virginia State PTA and $1.00 of your paid PTA dues go to the National PTA. So when you join your local PTA for only $8.00, you join all three!
Your local dues help cover budgeted expenses that directly support the school, teachers, and students. In addition to fundraiser monies, your dues help pay for Assemblies, Student Awards & Recognition, SOL preparation and many other important programs and supplies. If you want to learn more about how your local dues are put to work, please see our fiscal budget.
For more information regarding PTA Membership, please contact the Membership chair identified on the Executive Board.