Making a Difference with PTA

We hope all our Mt. Erie families are starting to settle in to the fall school routine with classroom activities, soccer or other sports, and the cooler weather. It is a busy season as we shift from carefree summer activities to fall and all the structure it brings.

In the midst of this, we would like to take a moment to talk with you about joining Mt. Erie PTA and how you can make a difference in the lives of kids at our school. We understand that while some families are available to volunteer for activities at school, some are not due to work or other scheduling conflicts. Please don’t let that deter you from joining PTA!

Being a member of PTA does not require that you be available to volunteer (although we love our volunteers and have a wide variety of opportunities throughout the year). Mt. Erie PTA welcomes you regardless of how much you are able to participate. Your membership matters and here’s why: the PTA membership at our school directly affects decision-making at the state and national levels where policy governing the quality of education is made. A portion of your dues goes toward Washington State PTA to support effective communication with our leaders.

When you join Mt. Erie PTA, you are a voice from Anacortes all the way to Olympia where our state lawmakers consider funding for education and projects which affect our children. And beyond that, you are a voice in Washington, D.C. when our nation’s leaders discuss education in our country.

As a parent, you can stand up for quality education and support our children and our school by joining PTA. Don’t think that your membership does not matter.  It matters to the students and staff of Mt. Erie and it makes a difference when our lawmakers and leaders see how many parents value education by joining PTA across our community, our state, and our nation.

Annual dues are just $10 for an individual and $16 for a family/dual membership. And don’t forget: not only can parents join PTA but so can grandparents, aunts and uncles, or anyone who wants to show support for our kids. Membership forms are available from www.mteriepta.org (click “About the PTA”) or for more information, contact Kristen Murphy at 299-9050 or Emily Hylton at 293-7097.

Thank you for supporting Mt. Erie students and staff!

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