What is the PTA?

The PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is a national grass roots organization that brings parents and teachers together so they can work towards improving the lives and education of children. Simply, a PTA is a group of adults affiliated with a school that have organized to work to help children thrive and learn - whether that means fundraising for enrichment opportunities, educating parents, helping teachers, or fighting for legislation to ensure every child gets a high quality education.

Why should you join the Leesville Elementary School PTA?

Your membership in the PTA has a direct impact on your children and the quality of our school. The PTA has the ability to help make school a better place for children to learn, by providing financial and other resources to our teachers and staff, and programs and events for our students and families.

By becoming a PTA member, you can help identify the needs of the school and develop solutions that include advocating for student needs, and bringing enriched educational opportunities to the school.

Membership has so many benefits:

  • Get Connected. Learn about what's happening at LES.
  • Discover Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for students and their families, as well as faculty and staff.
  • Tap Into a Network. Parenting is not easy - it helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators in the community. PTA events are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, build rapport and discuss ideas that are on your mind.
  • Speak Up. Because the PTA is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions. PTA can be a way for you to effectively suggest change at our school.
  • Witness Improvement. Our PTA plays an important role in fundraising to provide additional funding to staff, building improvements, curriculum-based programs, cultural arts, and social events - all vital to our school's success.
  • Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTA member, you'll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

Being a PTA member at Leesville Elementary School also gives you membership to the National PTA and the state PTA (NCPTA). You are eligible for all exclusive PTA member benefits and you know your voice is being heard at all levels.

What programs, events and opportunities does the LES PTA support?

When you join the LES PTA, you are supporting the following:

  • Mini-grants for teachers and staff
  • Staff Professional Development
  • Classroom supplies
  • Hospitality events for teachers and staff
  • Cultural Arts programs
  • Book Fair(s)
  • Cubs Closet
  • Pride Pack Program
  • Spirit Week
  • Field Day
  • Staff Appreciation Week
  • Family Picnic
  • Carnival
  • Silent Auction
  • Junior Achievement
  • Various curriculum activities

How much does it cost and how do I join?

This is an annual membership - so if you joined in previous years, we need your support again! An individual membership is only $10 (faculty/staff is $6) for the entire school year, to support all of the valuable programs and events. Simply complete this form by completing all information fields, select the correct membership type, and submit payment.

This year, we have many exciting incentives to join. We will be raffling off a Gift Card to the Raleigh Grande movie theater, and children of parents/guardians that join will receive a "Shout-Out" voucher, courtesy of Principal Cohen. We will also provide goodies for the classes with the highest participation.

Thank you for joining the LES PTA. We appreciate your support!

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