Join the PTA

Join the Oakton Elementary PTA

$15 for (memberships must be renewed each year)

TO JOIN, click Oakton Elementary 2017 -2018 PTA Membership

WHY JOIN?

As a PTA member, you will have the opportunity to participate in a forum where your suggestions and ideas will be heard and benefit your child.   You will automatically become a member of the county, state and national PTA and will receive one free copy of the Oakton Elementary School Directory (see below).  Other benefits include:

  • Virginia Benefits ~ Are you aware of the many great benefits that you get for just being a member? Did you know you can save 15% at Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg?

  • Check out the National PTA Member Benefits webpage for details about these and much more!

  • Get Connected ~ There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.

  • 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 functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues.

  • Watch Yourself Grow ~ By volunteering with PTA, you gain valuable experiences. It’s an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause—your child and all children.

  • Speak Up ~ Because the PTA is a forum for idea exchange and advocacy, PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change.

  • Witness Improvement ~ By getting involved in PTA, you’ll help make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events—all vital to a school’s success.

  • Be a Role Model ~ As a PTA member, you demonstrate to your child the importance you place on education.

WHAT DOES THE OES PTA DO?

It builds our school community through events and family programs; funds programs and events to promote academic excellence, art appreciation, and cultural experiences; and celebrates our diversity.  Each school year, the PTA volunteers, teachers, and administration work together to come up with a wide array of programs and technology improvements to enhance the educational experience of our children.   The funds raised  by our PTA are used for these programs and improvements,  fun family events, classroom and special program supplies, school beautification projects, assistance with teacher continuing education, and much, much more!

Please note that the most of the money collected by the PTA for  membership dues are paid to the national, state and county PTA’s and to defray costs associated with the OES School Directory.  The OES PTA relies on our school fundraising events to provide the school programs, events, improvements, etc. mentioned above.

OES PTA MEMBERSHIPS:

Individual PTA Membership gives you access to a number of valuable benefits including:

  • One Free Copy of the Oakton Elementary School Directory (hard copy) and access to the online school directory

  • Online parenting resources and E-newsletters on parent and legislative issues

  • Valuable National PTA member benefits including the Member-to-Member Network, connecting you to Congress when help is needed on issues important to children, schools and families

  • Membership discounts and other benefits – for examples, click here: pta.org/members/content.cfm?ItemNumber=3409 and here: http://www.vapta.org/members-only/benefits-and-discounts.html

  • One vote in any business meeting of the PTA

  • The ability to serve in any of the local PTA elected or appointed positions

    The PTA does not provide for absentee voting, voting by mail, or proxy votes.

TO JOIN: click HERE