What is PTA?
PTA stands for "Parent Teacher Association." Montevideo PTA is a not-for-profit organization that works to ensure the best possible experience and environment for our Mustangs! You do not have to attend meetings to be a member of the PTA, but all parents and guardians are welcome to attend!
What We DO:
- Help support our staff
- Supplement student learning with educational programs
- Increase family engagement and volunteerism
- Advocate for all children
- Put on fun events for families to participate in together
- Make our kids super proud!
We ARE NOT:
- A fundraising organization. Most of our programs and events are break even, meaning we make no profit. We receive a majority of our funds from PTA memberships.
Why Join 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 advantages. Here are just a few:
- Get Connected - There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
- Discover Great Resources - The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.
- 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 that are on your mind.
- Watch Yourself Grow - By volunteering with your 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 in the community. There is a place for everyone.
- 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 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—all vital to a 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.