Why Join?

PTA membership supports vital programs at Douglas that enrich your child’s education and help our talented teachers deliver the best classroom experiences possible.

The Douglas PTA is the sole funding source for:

  • Teacher stipends and grants
  • Schoolwide projects
  • Various school clubs
  • Spelling bee
  • Mathletes
  • Odyssey of the Mind
  • Community garden
  • Butterfly garden

We also support the school library through the Scholastic Book Fair, fund the Cultural Arts Program, and fund our school food pantry. We pay for these programs through membership dues and fundraisers. Learn more about our programs here.

We make a difference.

The National PTA aims to “make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.” We are dedicated to creating the kind of school community where children can thrive and teachers and administrators can do their best work.

We pledge to honor your time constraints.

People are often reluctant to participate because they’re afraid they’ll get pulled into a black hole of never-ending time commitment. That won’t happen here.

You’ll meet nice people who share your concerns.

We all have a common bond. We care about creating the best possible educational experiences for our children.

There’s a lot to be done.

These days, schools are asked to do more with less. Our help is needed more than ever to fill the gaps.

We can match jobs to your interests and abilities.

The work we do covers a broad spectrum. We encourage creative ideas, and we’re thrilled to have people take on tasks that meet their skills and interests.

This work is rewarding.

It’s seeing the bright light of learning sparkle in a child’s eye. It’s seeing the smile that shows a child feels a little more comfortable in a learning environment. There are lots of rewards, both big and small, for those who get involved.

You can help even if you don’t have time.

Just by paying your $12 membership fee, you can make a difference. Both your dues and any donations you choose to make are 100% tax deductible. But we understand that money can be an issue, and we don’t want this to be a barrier to joining the PTA. Please reach out to your child’s teacher and let them know that you are still interested in joining.