WHY JOIN PTA?

 

Membership in Briarwood's PTA gives you a voice  in your child's education.  Be sure to sign up for your PTA membership today!

When parents are involved with their child’s education, the child is more likely to succeed. Joining the PTA demonstrates your support of the mission and goals of the PTA and entitles you to a voice and a vote.

OUR GOAL:  Each year, we aspire to attain 100% membership which means we have an adult PTA member for every Briarwood Elementary student.

MEMBERSHIP PERKS: 

All Briarwood PTA members receive:

  • a copy of the Briarwood Elementary Printed Student Directory
  • a Briarwood Bear Paw Highlighter
  • access to our NEW Online Directory.

National and State PTA Membership Benefits

Due to the great relationship between WSPTA and Great Wolf Lodge, WSPTA members  are now able to take advantage of 30% off best available rates! Download the updated flier for information reservation instructions.

TO JOIN:  Click here or visit the 2016-17 Registration Tab on the website homepage.

 

FAQs:

What does the PTA do?  Why is it important?

The PTA is a non-profit organization that plays an important role in fundraising to provide enriching activities and social events.  The PTA tries to help in areas that do not otherwise get much, if any, state funding.  Art and science are good examples of such areas.  The Art Docent Curriculum at Briarwood is 100% supported by PTA. The grants provided by the PTA in the past few years have contributed to: author visits, assemblies, math & science equipment, guest speakers, reading & math support material, writing study units, workshops, and hundreds of books for the leveled reading room, library, and classrooms.  

The complete list of the Programs and Services provided by Briarwood's PTA

The complete list of 2015-2016 Grants provided to Briarwood Staff Members by PTA.

 

If I become a member of the PTA, am I obligated to do anything?

No. Once you have paid your membership fee you are not obligated to do a thing for the entire school year (but we'd love it if you did!). There are many volunteer opportunities, but it is completely your choice to decide what, if anything, you would like to do.

 

What is the difference between a PTA member, and a PTA Board Member (a.k.a. Board of Directors)?

PTA Member is anyone who has paid the annual PTA membership fee, thus allowing him/her a voice and a vote at all General PTA Membership Meetings. A PTA Board Member is a person who has been elected to a position (i.e. president, treasurer, etc.) by PTA members at a General Membership Meeting. The PTA Board of Directors coordinate and plan the PTA events and programs for the current school year.

 

Is the PTA run by the school; is it part of the school in some way?

No. The school and the PTA are completely separate from one another, but we work hand-in-hand to help better the educational system. The PTA was created to supplement the school with funds, programs, and events. The PTA Board of Directors is made up of parent volunteers who dedicate their time and effort to the education and well-being of our children.