Parent Teacher Association

  • Benefits of Joining the PTA

    Why should I join the PTA? Your PTA membership provides valuable benefits to your child, your school, and your community.  When you become a member of PTA, you increase our collective strength. By adding your name as a member, you will increase the impact we have representing our school and PTA at a regional, state, and national level.  Today's parents are busier than ever. We know everyone can't volunteer during school hours or at school events. By becoming a PTA member you are expressing your concern for our children. By joining the PTA, you are getting involved by showing your support and you let your child know you care about education and about Irby Elementary.

    Why join the PTA?

     The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTA advantages:
    • Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.

    • Discover Great ResourcesThe PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.

    • Tap into a Network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences. 

    • Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.

    • Speak Up. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

    • Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.

    • Be a Role ModelBy becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

    Who can join the PTA? 

    Everyone! Families, teachers, administrators, staff, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, even businesses can join the PTA. 

    How do I join the PTA? Just complete the membership form and return it to school with your $5 dues. Membership does not require that you attend PTA meetings, but you are always welcome. The PTA organizes and runs several events to raise money for  Irby Elementary throughout the year, including the Fall Fundraiser, book fair, carnival, silent auction and more.