WHY PTA? (source https://capta.org/join/)
“Becoming a Palo Verde PTA member has provided me with not only the opportunity to advocate but also connect with other parents and the Palo Verde community” – Anjani Sarma (PV PTA member since 2010)
The Palo Verde PTA is a non-profit organization comprised of parent volunteers , Palo Verde principal and a staff member all of whom work closely to advocate for, support, and help every child thrive academically and socio-emotionally.
How Does the Palo Verde PTA Benefit Every Child?
The Palo Verde PTA allocates 100% of the money raised from parent donations to fundraisers such as the Spring
Auction, the Walk-a-thon, Restaurant Nights, Note Cards, eScrip, PTA membership, and the book fair to:
1. Help pay for a reader’s workshop in which all our teachers learn about various methods of teaching
reading skills to our kids.Pay for teacher discretionary funds, that help teachers buy extra materials to enrich the classroom
2. Bulk purchase school supplies using the $50/child school supply fee to make sure every child has
whatever supplies are needed in the classroom.
3. Set aside funds annually for the library to ensure that our kids have the best and latest reading
4. Set aside funds for the Palo Alto Children’s Theater to set up a production at our school to offer all our
3-5 graders an enriching theater experience.
5. Provide opportunities to all our kids to participate in a wide range of activities during lunch such as the
Walking club, Noon Art, Noon Games, and Project Cornerstone Noontime Extensions.
6. Offer academic enrichment programs such as STEAM Night, Science Night, Math Night, Art Night, and
7. Make our school a safe place for all our kids by supporting Project Cornerstone.
8. Bring our community together with social events such as the International Fair, ice skating event,
parent-education meetings, coffee socials at assemblies, the very popular Talent Show and many more.
Who Runs These Programs?
All of our PTA supported programs (except the reader’s workshop) are run by parent volunteers. Each program
has an allocated budget. Every expense made by the parent volunteer to run a PTA sponsored program is
There are numerous parent groups out there, but there is only one PTA. Connecting families and schools for 120 years, PTA is the largest children’s advocacy organization in the country. Here are just a few reasons to join the Palo Verde PTA:
- Connect Find out what’s happening in your school and develop a relationship with your child’s teacher and principal.
- Discover The PTA offers a variety of programs and materials for students, parents, families, schools and communities.
- Speak upPTA gives you a “seat at the table” when important decisions are made about your child’s school.
- Be a role model By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
- Make a difference Our members have helped advance local, state and national laws and policies to improve the education, health and safety of all children.
How do I Join?
To become a Palo Verde PTA member please click, download and complete the PTA membership portion of this form. Please make the membership dues $12 per member payable to Palo Verde PTA. Please leave the check with the form in the Treasurer’s mailbox in the school office. Parents and grandparents are also welcome to become Palo Verde PTA members. Thank you for your support.
PTA Membership Perks (https://capta.org/join/member-perks/)
California State PTA perks are updated quarterly, some offers may expire before the next round of updates.
SAVINGS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
Come celebrate the holidays with Baskin-Robbins! We invite PTA members to celebrate by downloading the Baskin-Robbins mobile app for special features and deals to make every trip to Baskin-Robbins a little bit sweeter. Download the app today and get a free scoop!* Or, come in today with a coupon and get $3 off a cake.
AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
Take a journey of discovery through the world’s largest ocean at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Special Promotion: Buy an adult e-ticket and get a child e-ticket for FREE! Now through October 31, when you purchase our special adult e-ticket, your order will automatically include a free child e-ticket. Adult e-tickets must be purchased from your Aquarium e-ticket store. Free child e-tickets are valid any day through October 31, 2018. Adult e-tickets are valid one year from date of purchase. Buy your e-tickets now.
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
There is so much to see at the world’s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-living museum! The annual exhibit, Tis the Season for Sciences, includes a hands-on polar-themed exhibit and an ice rink and runs Friday November 16, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019. Save 15% on tickets for friends and family! Visit www.calacademy.org/etickets2 and use code CAPTA.
PTA Family Field Trip – BEST VALUE! More than 50% off a LEGOLAND California/SEA LIFE Hopper ticket – only $55 per person! Must be reserved and pre-paid by phone at least one day in advance. Call (760) 438-5346 and have your school name ready. Minimum purchase 6 tickets.
Kids Go Free Online Offer – Free child admission with paid adult admission offer. See www.LEGOLAND.com/ptaflyer for details. Available only for purchase online, in advance of your visit. Use promo code 15031. Restrictions apply.
Put time back in your schedule by getting your groceries delivered to your door. Get same-day delivery on groceries and goods from Target and other stores you love in as little as one hour with Shipt. As a PTA member, you can get a Shipt membership for just $49 (normally $99), and enjoy free same-day delivery for a year. Use discount code KC589279P8C at www.shipt.com/offer to redeem your membership today!
Searching for an after-school babysitter, date night sitter, full-time nanny or last-minute backup care? UrbanSitter is an app and site that unlocks your personal network to connect you with trusted babysitters of parents you know. Find sitters recommended by parents from your child’s school, friends, coworkers and moms groups. Now, it’s easier than ever to find, book and pay sitters you trust. Sign up for your PTA discount today and see sitters recommended by people you know and trust! All PTA members receive $35 credit for UrbanSitter with promo code CAPTA35. To redeem, visit www.urbansitter.com/promo/capta.
*Disclaimer – California State PTA does not endorse Urban Sitter, or any Member Perk providers. As a reminder, your PTA must follow the guidelines outlined in the Insurance and Loss Prevention Guide around babysitting and child care at PTA functions.
PERKS FOR YOUR PTA
Panda Express, America’s largest family-owned Chinese restaurant is America’s favorite Chinese kitchen. Dedicated to helping our communities, Panda Express offers programs such as Panda’s Pawsibilities Reading Program, School Lunch Program and Fundraising to support and give back to our communities. For more information, download the fundraising flier.
MORE SAVINGS JUST FOR PTA MEMBERS
And don’t forget to check out National PTA for additional benefits and perks exclusively for PTA members from AARP, Good Housekeeping, Hertz, LifeLock, MetLife, Mountain America Credit Union, Quicken Loans, Squadlocker, Tea Collection and TreeRing.
National PTA offers are subject to change without notice. Visit www.pta.org for the latest offers.
Good Housekeeping has a special 12-month subscription offer exclusively for PTA members! For only $6, you’ll receive an entire year of this modern lifestyle magazine featuring great, useful content for busy women and moms – such as recipes for fast, delicious meals, budget-friendly style tips, ways to improve your health and simple solutions to manage all aspects of your family life. Log in to redeem this special PTA subscription offer.
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Hertz Special Offers: Check out the latest deals to use in addition to your discount. Just reserve with your discount code CDP #1929580 and save! Reserve online or call (800) 654-2210.