WHAT IS THE PTA?
HERE TO PARTNER WITH YOU IN YOUR CHILD'S SUCCESS
PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association.
Hamilton Elementary PTA is a part of the Virginia State PTA and the National PTA.
Within the Virginia State PTA we are a part of the Hunt District which includes: Clarke County, Frederick County, Loudoun County, Warren County and Winchester City.
The National PTA is more than 100 years old and is the largest child advocacy association in the United States. The PTA’s nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation.
Nationwide the PTA is comprised of more than 4 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a commitment to:
> improving the educational success, health and safely of all children and
> the promotion of family engagement in schools
Local PTAs, like the Hamilton Elementary PTA, play an important role in creating a vibrant community of engaged parents. In addition they raise money provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events—all of which are vital to a school's success.
The Hamilton Elementary School PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being:
> a powerful voice for all children,
> a relevant resource for families and communities, and
> a strong advocate for our school and community
On average, we raise - and spend $20,000 - $25,000 every year to support the students of Hamilton Elementary School. PTA money supplements county funding to pay for hand-on learning tools, assemblies, field trips, family events and basic teacher supplies - See PTA Expenses for this year's spending plan.
Attend a PTA Meeting ~
We welcome Members and Non-Members at our PTA Meetings. We have a speaker each month that shares insights on what happens in school and how we can help our children at home. Our meeting schedule is available here
Come to PTA Events ~
Help us build a strong vibrant school community by coming to events. The Hamilton PTA has fun, educational events designed to get your children excited about school and learning, which will help them do better in school.
Join the PTA or Make a Donation ~ Membership in the Hamilton Elementary PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference in education and welfare of our students. Corporate Sponsorship and Family Membership packages allow you to contribute money to meet our teacher's funding needs AND receive some special benefits for your children or your company. Being a member doesn't mean that you need to volunteer - or even come to meetings (but we love it when you do!) - Membership just shows that you care!!
There are many ways to get directly involved in shaping your child's experience at school as well as to share your talents and interests with the school community. Please visit "Get Involved" for a list of committees and volunteer opportunities.
We look forward to meeting you and hearing your views and ideas on how we can work together to help our children succeed.
Hamilton Elementary PTA
Helping YOU be Informed and Involved in YOUR child's education.