The Mt. Washington Elementary PTA would like to take this opportunity to invite you to join us to make a difference in the education and quality of life for our children. Our membership dues are just $10.00 a year.
Many people do not realize where our fund raising dollars go. Our school district supplies us with limited funding for materials and teachers' aides. The PTA helps supplement the funds needed to assist the teachers in the classroom. We help with library books, health care, school supplies and assist in activities and after-school projects.
You can join the Mt. Washington PTA simply by filling out the attached envelope and send it back with your child along with your membership dues. Children may ask parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to join the Mt. Washington PTA. Our goal is 100% family membership.
Benefits of PTA Membership
- More than 85 rigorous academic research studies conducted over 30 years of research proves that kids do better when parents are involved. Grades are higher. Test scores improve. Attendance increases.
- 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 in your mind.
- Mt. Washington PTA focuses on what students need to be successful in learning, including nutrition, heath and wellbeing. Whether it is school safety, physical fitness, or healthy breakfasts. By developing a closer relationship with parents, student achievement improves, and the school develops a positive reputation in the community.
- There's no better way to know what's happening in your school. The Association Meetings are an opportunity for you to share information with other members. Because 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 the school.
- Mt. Washington PTA organizes hard-working and dedicated volunteers. Parents are ready and willing to help implement school improvement programs.
- Resources and programs developed for parents as well as students are provided.
- By volunteering with Mt. Washington PTA, you gain valuable experiences. It's an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause-for your child and all the children in the community.
- By getting involved at the school, you'll be a part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Mt. Washington PTA plays an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs and social events-all vital to our school's success.
- By becoming a PTA member, you'll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place in education.
PTA Credit Card:
PTA and OneCause are working together to turn your everyday purchases into much-needed contributions, at no extra cost to you. Using the PTA VisaŽ card, provided by OneCause, you can contribute 1% of your total spending plus a $25 one-time bonus to your national and local PTA, which receives 65% of a photo of your choice. To save money and contribute up to 20% extra when you shop at your favorite merchants - online, in your neighborhood, and in national stores and catalogs - simply start your shopping at OneCause.com!
This community print portal launched in April by Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and Hewlett Packard allows students, parents and faculty to easily and cost-effectively create and print customized merchandise for school and home. On the site, you will be able to create your own personalized photo and print products such as customized calendars, graduation invitations, photo books, and fundraising merchandise.
This initiative builds upon the success of the PTA Video Store (www.ptavideostore.com), powered by HP, that allows families to access and purchase age-appropriate movies and television content in a safe and secure online environment. Visit ptadigital.com.
PTA Rewards Card:
The PTA Rewards Card is being offered to all PTA members as a unique value to allow members to save 10% to 50% off purchases at over 280,000 local and 450 plus national merchants. PTA members will enjoy savings no matter where they go. Discounts on dining, shopping, movie tickets, leisure activities, travel and much more are available at some of the world's most recognizable brand names. Visit pta.org/rewards to purchase your card.
Local Benefits - These special discounts are available to members of Mt. Washington Elementary PTA: (PTA card must be presented at time of purchase)
READ Books:Used Books and Newsstand
4972 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock, 90041
10% off total purchase
2160 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock, 90041
10% off total purchase (excludes merchandise and 1 lb coffee)
Café de Leche
5000 York Blvd., Highland Park, 90042
10% off total purchase
For more information about joining Mt. Washington Elementary PTA or using your benefits, please contact Anvi Kevany, Membership Chairperson, 323-207-4111, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org .