Why Join the PTA?

Why should I join the HCE PTA?

Because it supports your child, his/her education and your community! Did you know that by joining our PTA, you are also joining the Texas and National PTA. Collectively, our Texas PTA is the largest child advocacy grassroots association in Texas with over 500,000 members including parents, teachers and community members who have a special interest in our children, families and schools. Your membership supports not only your own child, but also strengthens the larger community of Texans interested in advocating for public education for all children in our State.

Does the PTA have a stated mission?

The organization’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. At a local level, we want every child at Hunters Creek to reach his or her full potential and do everything we can to support the HCE staff in educating our kids. At a bigger level, the PTA seeks to form a collective voice that (hopefully) impacts our Houston community and the State Capitol on behalf of our children and families.

What do I have to do?

Nothing more than pay your dues! Just join!! Because your membership gives your child a voice – both on our campus and at the State Capitol where you are represented. If you are interested in also volunteering your time and/or treasure beyond that, we would love to have you! There are MANY ways you can get involved at a level that is right for you and your family. Please visit our VOLUNTEER page to find our more.

Who can become a member?

Everyone! It’s not required to have school‐aged children to be involved. Anyone who cares about community can join PTA – because there is no CommYOUnity without YOU.

HOW TO JOIN 

You can join the PTA online by clicking HERE.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can join PTA?

Anyone can! And everyone should, including parents (mom and dad should both join! Step parents, too! ), teachers, staff, grandparents and community members.

How much does it cost to join?

One Family PTA Membership costs $20. A Single PTA Membership costs $15. Lifetime members pay $5. Members also get one free HCE student directory!

What is a lifetime membership?

Lifetime memberships are awarded to PTA members who have made significant volunteer contributions to the PTA. They cannot be purchased. Once awarded, lifetime members pay reduced annual membership fees for life.

Do I get anything for joining?

Yes! You will receive a PTA card that gives you access to member resources and discounted benefits on the Texas PTA and National PTA Websites. And our school and kids will benefit from your membership even more!

Do I have to volunteer a lot?

There are no volunteer requirements for joining the PTA. But if you’re interested in volunteering your time or skills, we’d love to have you!

What if I don’t join?

You will not be eligible to vote at PTA meetings, and you will miss out on connecting with the Hunters Creek community. Research shows that children whose parents get involved generally do better academically and socially in school. Do it for the kids!

What does the PTA do?

A lot! PTA programs affect every parent, teacher and student in the school! For example: Beginning Bonanza, Book Fair, Buddy Family, visiting authors and educational speakers, school directory, newsletter and website, Family Fair, Field Day, field trips, Fifth Grade Graduation and class parties, fundraising auction, Hands-on Science, landscaping maintenance, promoting healthy lifestyles, teacher appreciation luncheons, Literacy Library, Lunch with Heroes, marquee messages, office volunteers, parent tutors, rebates, Red Ribbon Week, D.A.R.E., Reflections art program, safety (crossing guards), school supplies, Science Fair, Spelling Bee, spirit gear, student displays, summer reading and book exchange, talent show, Winds of Time, yearbook.

Have a voice! Have fun! Make a difference! Make a friend! Join HCE PTA today!