Join or Renew your PTSA Membership* for 2019-2020!

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Gibson Ek PTSA has funded:

Health and Wellness Symposium; Teacher grants for classroom materials; Student assistance; Holiday offerings for students; Helped fund Senior class events; Student team building experience; Staff appreciation; Back to School Breakfast; Back to School Staff Lunch; and more! 

Easy ways to contribute:

 

More Benefits of being a PTSA Member:

ParentWiser Events are FREE to PTSA members! ParentWiser is a lecture series comprised of local and nationally-known experts who are invited to share the latest information in effective parenting with parents of the Issaquah School District.  


As a member of the Gibson Ek PTSA, you are also a member of the Washington State PTA and the National PTA!  

Washington State PTA Member Benefits include discounts with places like Great Wolf Lodge, Office Depot, Silverwood Theme Park, Tacoma Dome Venue Events, Washington State Fair, Wild Waves, and more! 

National PTA Member Benefits include discounts with places like AARP, Hertz, Office Depot, Lenovo, Quicken Loans, and more!


Available Memberships*:

Family Membership* - TWO people! A parent, and a second parent, student, grandparent, friend, or community member!

Student Membership* - one student.

Community Member* - one person who wants to support GEPTSA but does not have immediate family enrolled or is not a staff member.

Staff Member* - one staff member.

Sponsored Staff Membership* - Consider Sponsoring a Gibson Ek Staff Member's PTSA Membership! You can purchase a Staff Membership which will be distributed via lottery to the staff.

10 Reasons to Join PTA:

  • It’s good for your child. ~Research shows that children whose parents are involved in their school make better grades and have fewer disciplinary problems at school. When parents get plugged in at school, their children do better.
  • It’s important to the school. ~Schools are becoming more and more dependent on parent groups. The parent groups are responsible for almost all of the school’s fundraising revenue. They provide support to teachers and administrators, and they create a caring and supportive atmosphere in the school.
  • You’ll get connected.~There’s no better way to know what’s going on in the school than to be on the school’s parent teacher group. You’ll be first to hear about important decisions and changes the school is thinking about making, and you will get to know teachers and administrators on a familiar basis
  • You’ll be part of a network.~ Every parent event or function is an opportunity to meet other parents in the same situation as you. You will be connected with a group of parents who share a common goal of improving the school for the children.
  • You’ll make a difference.~ By volunteering with the PTA, you’ll be able to use your skills for a noble cause. Parent groups work to establish a supportive and encouraging community for the entire school. The goal is to create the most educational environment possible for our children.
  • It’s fun! ~ You’ll connect with a group of people who are all concerned with creating a better environment for their children. You will help plan fun events, socials and get togethers that the whole family can attend.
  • You’ll be a role model.~ You’ll show your children that not only are they important to you, but their education is as well.  They’ll see you taking a stand to make education better for them and their peers, and chances are they’ll do the same.
  • You’ll help raise necessary funds.~ The PTA fundraises to provide more educational services for children. Fundraisers remain important to improving the quality of the school overall, and parent groups make them possible.
  • It’s flexible.~ The PTA has progressed to meet the changing needs of parents. There are a variety of small ways parents can help and be involved in the PTA. Project responsibilities are flexible and can be adjusted to fit with your time constraints.
  • It’s for every parent.~ Your voice and opinion matters! It makes a difference when you speak up. Your voice and ideas can help improve the quality of education for your children and their peers. You’ll see the smiles on their faces and know that you’ve played a part in making school a little more comfortable and fun.

From "10 Reasons to Join the PTA © 2010 Believe Kids"


Member dues pay for advocacy on behalf of students and education at the District, State and National level.

 

*PTSA membership is annual and must be renewed each year.