Each year, when you buy a Hightower PTA membership, you help us provide educational programs and fun family events that benefits the students of Hightower Elementary!
It simply makes you a child advocate. You do NOT have to volunteer. You do NOT have to go to PTA meetings. Although, you are very welcome to do both!
If I join the PTA, I will have to volunteer.
False! Every person has a different capacity to give and be involved. And your capacity to volunteer will change from one year to the next. Your decision to purchase a PTA membership (and stay current on what is happening with kids in our area) is significant all by itself.
The PTA already has all the volunteer help they need.
It's probably no surprise that the more volunteers Hightower has, the better. More volunteers means less work for each person — which means everyone has more time to enjoy events with their families!
I will have to take a board position or lead a committee if I join the PTA.
Some of our most valued PTA friends have never held an elected or appointed position. You do not have to be a leader to be an important part of PTA. Your membership support is critical to our success, too!
My PTA membership never expires so I only have to join once.
PTA memberships are annual and are good for one school year only. Memberships need to be renewed each year. If you choose to enroll online, your username and password will make it a snap to log in and re-enroll each year.
I don't have the time to join the PTA.
If you are unable to give your time, please consider offering financial support. Joining—and donating if you are able—helps fund events and activities for our students throughout the school year!
The Hightower PTA doesn't need me specifically.
You have gifts and abilities that are entirely yours to give. When you give yourself to the people around you, all of us become richer for it! The first step is to show up and be willing to engage.
The PTA is only for stay-at-home parents.
Our PTA is made up of people who have a wide range of daily commitments. Some work 60 hours a week, some are retired. But most juggle work, household chores, kids, sports, and homework--just like you!
My child's life will be the same whether or not I join the PTA.
This is untrue for at least 2 reasons:
1) If everyone felt this way, all the wonderful activities and support that your child enjoys because of PTA would suddenly vanish!
2) Research shows that parental involvement within the child’s school increases their student's academic achievements and decreases behavior issues. Not only does membership put you in direct communication with other parents and teachers, it shows your child that you are interested and invested in their educational experience.
Only moms, dads, and teachers belong to our PTA.
Not the case! Moms, dads, teachers, and school staff do naturally form the backbone of any PTA. But, the strongest groups also have many involved grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and community leaders who are invested in the youngest members of our society.
I have an awesome idea, but I bet the Hightower PTA wouldn't be interested.
Nothing could be further from the truth! New ideas and new friends keep our PTA fresh and exciting!
Now that you know WHY you should join the PTA, now learn HOW!
Click the button below for our step-by-step instructions to make it easy!