2017-2018 SLE PTA membership form.docx

Research shows students do better when their families are involved at home and at school. Grades are higher. Test scores rise. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve.  Whether you volunteer or not, and/or give financially in other ways, your PTA membership is an important indicator of your commitment to the work of the PTA and to the life of our school!

PTA members are eligible for a variety of discounts.  Please visit http://www.txpta.org/my-pta/member-benefits/ or http://www.pta.org/members/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3409   for additional information.  We are working to add benefits in the Grapevine area, if you have any businesses that you have a connection with, please let me know.  

PTA Website:  If you haven’t already, please bookmark our website, https://silverlakepta.org/ . We plan to keep the site regularly updated with news and information.

“WHAT IS PTA?: PTA is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers and others around the state who have a special interest in children, families and schools. PTA membership is as diverse as Texas is in cultures, education levels, and parenting skills. By joining a PTA, a member automatically becomes part of the largest child-advocacy organization in the state—over 770,000 strong across Texas.

WHAT DOES PTA DO? PTAs work for children. PTAs meet together, study problems, support teachers, volunteer in schools, attend workshops on parenting and become informed on issues regarding children and youth. As a result, PTA members become better parents, teachers and citizens.

HOW IS PTA STRUCTURED? Most local unit PTAs meet at a school campus. Groups of local unit PTAs often join together to form councils. Above councils, there are 18 district presidents and a Texas PTA Board of Directors, made of up volunteers. The board sets policies for PTAs throughout Texas. A professional office staff in Austin supports the work of the association.

WHEN WAS PTA FORMED? Feb. 17, 1897 in Washington, D.C. Two thousand women and a few men met to discuss the nation’s future and the need for all caring adults to mobilize and to act on behalf of children. Thus, the National PTA was formed, soon followed by the Texas PTA in 1909.” TXPTA.org