The PTA is the oldest and largest volunteer organization advocating for the education, health, safety and success of all children and youth while building strong families and communities.
The PTA does not act alone. We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our goals.
The PTA MISSION is to provide:
– A powerful voice for all children
– A relevant resource for families and communities, and
– A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
What is the PTA?
The PTA at Blythe Elementary is a committed group of parents, teachers and administrators who promote quality education, encourage community involvement and work for a healthy and safe school environment.
Who serves on the PTA?
Parents, teachers, administrators and other concerned adults make up our PTA. Mostly it is VOLUNTEER PARENTS who are the driving force behind a successful PTA.
What does the Blythe PTA do?
The PTA sponsors many of the family fun activities throughout the school year. Some of these events include, Autumnfest, Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights, Muffins with Mom, Breakfast with Dad, Father-Daughter Dance, Mother-Son Outing and the End of Year Carnival Days. The PTA also supplements funds for educational materials and enrichment programs for the students and classrooms. Student agendas, directory and Friday folders are also provided by the PTA.
Where do the funds come from to support all our school activities / programs?
Our entire budget for the school year comes from PTA membership dues, donations and fundraising drives / activities.
Parental support is key to our success.
Who should be a member?
All volunteers who serve on the board need to be PTA members, paying their $6 dues.
Also, all teachers are strongly encouraged to be members as well in order to help us become eligible for grants and scholarships for our school.
Why should you be a member of the PTA?
Research proves that when parents are involved in their children’s education, they achieve more. Schools perform better. Teacher moral improves. Ultimately, communities are stronger when parents get involved.
What do you need to do to become a member?
Membership dues are $6 per person. To become a member, please send payment in an envelop clearly marked with your name, mailing and e-mail addresses, and your child’s name, grade and teacher. It’s that easy!
When does the PTA meet?
The Executive Board meets once a month (date and time to be announced). Committess meet individually with their chairs.
When are you truly a PTA member?
“A person has truly become a PTA member when their circle of concern stretches beyond their own to include all children. A parent is truly a PTA member when their decisions are decided by a deep and abiding sense of responsibility for other peoples’ children as well as their own. Whatever you want for your own children — want for all children.” Author unknown
For more information on the PTA, please visit the National PTA and North Carolina PTA Websites.