What we do

What do we do?

Did you know that without PTA, our kids would not receive a well-rounded public education? It’s a serious issue, one worth considering: State and federal funding for schools only goes so far. County and state monies do not cover physical education, music and art. There are many additional opportunities for helping our kids get the most out of their elementary school experience. PTA helps bring some of those opportunities to life, through programs we fund, equipment we provide, and experiences we give. In addition, we bridge the gap between the parents and the school, helping parents stay informed about school issues and upcoming school events. We are also in the classrooms providing an extra pair of hands so that our kids can have the best education. The Noble PTA makes it possible for our kids to have:

  • Monthly Assemblies
  • Laptops, computers, and Projectors in classrooms
  • Playground equipment such as balls, jump ropes, and a NEW Playground
  • Project Cornerstone to increase camaraderie and respect at Noble
  • Teacher grants for classroom curriculum and supplies
  • Enjoyable Community Events such as the Fall Festival, Talent Show, and the Spring Carnival.
  • TerraCycling to teach our students about the value of their Earth
  • And many, many more programs. Please see our Events and Programs pages for more information.

Childhood Has No Rewind Button

“Our children cannot go back to school and get another education when times are better and we all have more to give. When the playgrounds are empty and the children are gone, either we will have sacrificed for them, or we have not.” Author unknown

That’s why we need you. Our kids need you. Please see our Fundraising and Shop pages for ways to help fund our PTA, and the Get Involved page for ways to volunteer. Without your involvement monetarily or with your participation, these opportunities would not exist for your child. We encourage all parents to get involved in the PTA or one of our events. Many ways to help do not require much of your time or skills.

FAQs

This outlines answers to some of the top questions surrounding PTA membership.

Why should I join PTA?

PTA offers all parents and caregivers the opportunity to be engaged in their child's potential. Being a member of PTA means that you are part of a powerful association and action plan that is focused on programs and initiatives that strengthen your child's education.

PTA membership and dues support your child by funding essential educational and curriculum needs; advocating on behalf of children and educators at the local, state, and national levels; and building an inclusive school community for all families. Join PTA for your child because increasing our membership, even by one, makes it possible to provide important educational resources, speak up on important issues, and create a stronger school community.

Where does my money go when I pay membership dues?

PTA dues directly support your child. PTA dues help fund essential school resources and curriculum needs, including Reflections and Project Cornerstone. PTA dues support advocacy efforts at the local, state, and national levels, impacting decisions affecting your child's health, safety, and quality of education. PTA dues support our work to strengthen connections between your family, your child's classmates, and their families and teachers to build a thriving and inclusive community for everyone.

Does PTA membership require volunteering and attending meetings?

The only thing required of you to be a member of PTA is to pay the annual membership dues. Beyond that, however you choose to PTA is up to you. PTA offers all parents and caregivers the opportunity to be engaged in their child's potential. From volunteering at school events to participating in local, state, and national advocacy efforts to holding PTA leadership roles - the level of involvement is up to you. There is no wrong way to PTA!

How much time do I have to commit to being a member of PTA?

Membership in PTA can involved as much or as little time as you have to offer. There is no wrong or right way to be involved - anything you can give, whether it's time or money, will support your child's potential.

Isn't PTA a social club for stay-at-home moms?

First and foremost, PTA is for every family who has a child at the school. PTA is for moms, dads, caregivers, grandparents, teachers, and the broader community.

While some of the work done by PTA may appear purely social - including family events like the Fall Festival that are organized to strengthen the school community - much of PTA's work focuses on funding essential school resources and curriculum needs, as well as advocating at the local, state, and national levels, impacting decisions affecting your child's health, safety, and quality of education.

How does PTA ensure it represents every child and family at the school?

We encourage every family in the school to become a PTA member to support the success of their child. We want a diverse membership base that reflects all of the families and needs of students at the school. PTA strengthens connections between your family, your child's classmates, and their families and teachers to build a thriving and inclusive community for everyone.

How does PTA impact my child?

  • PTA provides schools access to experts, resources, trainings, and dozens of nationally recognized educational enrichment programs that impact a child's education, such as the Family Reading Experience, in partnership with the Reading is Fundamental.
  • PTA funds the nation's largest and longest running student arts program, Reflections, which provides students access to arts, music, literature, dance, drama, and visual arts.
  • PTA's national advocacy efforts have helped establish universal kindergarten and the National School Lunch Program, the juvenile justice system, and anti-child labor laws.

How do you advocate at the national, state, and local levels and why is it important to my child?

PTA is active at the local, state, and national levels, impacting decisions affecting your child's health, safety, and quality of education. During the past 120 years, PTA's national advocacy efforts have helped establish universal kindergarten and the National School Lunch Program, the juvenile justice system, and anti-child labor laws.