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Why Join?

Benefits of PTA Membership

For Parents:

  • National PTA Membership benefits, click here
  • Build a network of support for your family
  • Resources and skills to be better parents
  • Updates on legislative issues
  • Leadership training, online and in-person 

 For Students:

  • Students with involved parents perform better academically
  • Our kids benefit from our hard work and dedication
  • Provides kids with role models and a sense of safety and community
  • Specific local needs can be addressed

 For the School:

  • Improve communication between parents and teachers
  • Speak out about needs in your community and school
  • Safer schools and communities thanks to PTA programs and alliances

How to Become a PTA Member

Come to our next meeting for more information on joining the PTA. If you are unable to attend a meeting, you may email the board at to find out how you can get involved. You can also submit a PTA Membership Form to the front office or your child's teacher, along with payment of $6.25 per member, to Ponderosa PTA in a sealed envelope labeled "PTA". There are many ways to get involved at home, as well as at school. All membership fees go towards national and state level PTA fees, these monies are not used as a fundraiser for our unit. 

PTA Hosts Many Activities and Fundraisers Throughout the Year!

Fundraising Events/Activities:

- Panda Prowl Walk-a-Thon (Oct)

- Holiday Bazaar (Nov) 

- Spring Carnival (April)

Community Building Activities:

- Ice Cream Social at Back to School Night (August)

- Staff Conference Meals (October & March)

- Free Family Movie Nights (October & February) (?)

- Holiday Bazaar / Chili Cookoff / Silent Auction (November)

- Spring Carnival (April)

- Teacher Appreciation Week (May)

- Spirit Gear (ongoing)

- Field Trips and Transportation

- PES Global Committee funding - Whole school assemblies and the new core value labels throughout the school.

- PES Health and Wellness Committee funding - Garden, Mileage Club, track and track maintenance.

"Passive" Fundraisers:

- King Soopers Card

- Amazon Smile

- Amazon Associate Program 

- Box Tops for Education (PES collects these funds directly)

- Morning Fresh Dairy Caps4Cash (PES collects these funds directly)

 Helpful PTA Tasks:

- Volunteer coordination for many school events and daily activities

View the PTA Local Unit Handbook here.