• Questions & Answers

     

    Questions
    1)  Q1. How do I become a member of the PTA?
    2)  Q2. Where does my membership fee go?
    3)  Q3. Do I get anything else for my $10.00?
    4)  Q4. Why should I become a member of the PTA?
    5)  Q5. Do I have to attend PTA meetings if I become a member?
    6)  Q6. Where is the PTA mailbox?
    7)  Q7. Does the PTA have an email address?
     
    Answers
    1)  Q Q1. How do I become a member of the PTA?
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    A1. Contact the Membership Chairperson or the PTA President to purchase a membership card for only $10.00 as an individual or send money in a sealed envelope marked "PTA membership" to the PTA mailbox (see question 6). Include your name, child's name, and child's teacher.
    2)  Q Q2. Where does my membership fee go?
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    A2. Part of the money goes to fund New York State and National PTA programs. The rest helps to support Fleetwood PTA programs.
    3)  Q Q3. Do I get anything else for my $10.00?
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    A3. On the back of your PTA card there are instructions to go onto www.pta.org for member benefits.
    4)  Q Q4. Why should I become a member of the PTA?
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    A4. The more people officially register as members of the PTA, the more the organization can influence state and federal legislators about matters that affect our children and our community.
    5)  Q Q5. Do I have to attend PTA meetings if I become a member?
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    A5. No, but you should! Here are some common "reasons" why people can't make it to PTA meetings:

    I can't afford it: other than the small membership fee you do not pay to attend the meetings. Anyone can attend a meeting, but only paid members can participate in the "business" of the PTA (such as voting).

    I don't know anyone there: We don't know you either, but we'd like too! Come and get to know the parents, teachers, and volunteers who work with and for your children. You might make a great new friend!

    I don't have time: Meetings last about one hour, once a month. Reminder flyers will be sent home with your child a few days before each meeting. We are all working for the best interests of all the children and need your input!

    I can't say NO and I'll end up doing everything: You may help as much or as little as you wish. Everyone's efforts are appreciated!

    I don't have a babysitter: You can bring your children with you. Let them see how involved you are and let them know how important you feel school is!
    6)  Q Q6. Where is the PTA mailbox?
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    A6. It's in the school office in the large mail shelving unit used by the staff. If you want to send something to PTA, put it in a sealed envelope and write "PTA" on it. You can then send it to school with your child to bring to the office, bring it to school yourself, or send it through the mail to the following address:

    Fleetwood PTA
    22 Fleetwood Avenue
    Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
    7)  Q Q7. Does the PTA have an email address?
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    A7. Yes, please contact any of the PTA committee members at FleetwoodPTA@aol.com