What is PTSA?
The PTSA (Parent-Teacher-Student-Association) is a private, non-profit organization of parents, teachers, students, and community members who strive to better the lives of children. We are part of an association that is organized at the local, state, and national levels. By joining your local PTSA, you are automatically a member of Jeffco PTA, Colorado PTA and National PTA. The PTSA is the largest child advocacy volunteer organization which peaks for the interest of all children and their safety, health, welfare, and education.
Why Join PTSA?
When you join the West Woods Elementary PTSA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and enriches the learning environment. We believe in building partnerships between our families and our schools. Together we can make a difference. Additionally, your membership dues help to fund our work at WWE.
How Does PTSA Support Our School?
Your West Woods Elementary PTSA supports all children in our school. We reinforce and strengthen classroom studies by providing teachers with money for field trips and classroom materials. We coordinate volunteers as the school and staff request. We sponsor a variety of programs and projects including, but not limited to:
- The Pack is Back
- Run with the Wolves
- Doughnuts with Dad
- Open Mic Night
- Missoula Children’s Theatre
- Muffins with Mom
- Fore the Kids Golf Tournament
- Apparel sales
- Classroom Parties
- Crossing Guard
- School Supply Kits
To Finance these Activities, the Following Fundraisers are Promoted:
- Business Sponsorships
- Advertising Sales
- Spirit Nights
- Cartridges for Kids
- Box Tops & Labels for Education
- Milk caps for MOOLA (Longmont Dairy)
And a few special community events serve additionally serve as fundraisers:
What Does Your PTSA Membership Cost?
$10.00 per parent or community member and $6.25 per student. Membership is effective September to September. You may join us here!
What Do I Get With My Membership? What is required of me if I join?
Your membership ensures your vote in PTSA-related activities. We encourage your attendance at three general meetings per year, but attendance is not required. Meetings are held monthly. THe time and dates for 2014-2015 will be determined soon. We love our volunteers and encourage you to find an area of WWE PTSA’s work that interests you. We hope for your meaningful involvement with our work, but you are not required to do anything if you join PTSA.
Your PTSA provides a venue for you to contribute to your student’s success. You also have access to the CO State PTA and National PTA websites www.copta.org and www.pta.org. These sites contain parenting education, advocacy information and on-line learning tools.