Why PTA?

What is PTA? 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 PTA advantages:

  • 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. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You an share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
  • Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
  • Speak Up. 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.
  • Be a Role ModelBy becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
  • Enjoy Substantial Benefits. Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of benefits from PTA membership including discounts and offers from benefit providers and sponsors, magazine subscriptions, leadership training, e-newsletters and much more.  To see a full list of benefit providers, click here to go to the national PTA website

Become a PTA member and join more than 5 million other people who share your interest in issues affecting children. Everyone—parents, educators, students and other citizens active in their schools and communities—is invited to join our not-for-profit parent association.

PTA's mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Most people think the PTA is just committees, meetings, and volunteers. Here at Fifth District, our PTA is much more than that. We are a family and we try to do as much as possible to enhance each student's experience. We look for ways to engage and enrich our students and to help our teachers. It is only through the support and commitment from our parents and teachers that we are able to provide all of these things and so much more.


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Each member of the FDES PTA will receive a FREE copy of the FDES PTA Member Directory.  Additional copies of the directory may be purchased by members for $5 each.

You may purchase your PTA membership via our online store OR

Fill out PTA membership form and send in with your payment with you student

Would you like to be included in the  PTA directory?  Please complete the Directory Info Form