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PTA membership FAQ

Why do we have PTA?

We want Jie Ming Academy to prosper
We want our kids to thrive
We want to build community within our parent group
We want to continue building rapport with our administrative team
We want to centralize our efforts to maximize efficiency
We want to raise funds for our program, both passively and actively
We would like a way to organize and solicit donations
We want to provide enrichment opportunities/materials 

What is a PTA?

PTA stands for “Parent Teacher Association”
An advocacy group formed to promote education and family welfare 
National leadership team as well state level leaders
MN PTA began in 1922
Local units “roll up” under the state organization to gain 501c3 status automatically

Who can attend PTA meetings? 

Anybody can attend Jie Ming PTA meetings. They are open to the public. We have monthly meetings of our general membership. There are also regular committee meetings. Meeting dates and times are posted on our calendar

What are the benefits of being a PTA member? 

  • More likely to get timely information about upcoming news and events
  • Eligible to vote on PTA membership decisions
  • Connect with other parents who give of their time and resources to improve the Jie Ming school community

Is being a PTA member big commitment? 

No more than you want it to be. Many hands make light work. Your time and energy is always appreciated regardless of whether you are an official PTA member. 

How do I become a member?

Becoming a member is as simple as filling out a brief form with contact information and paying the $10 annual dues for your household. Become a member here.

What passive fundraisers do we have?

  • Box Tops for Education
  • Campbell's Labels to Learn account
  • Amazon Smile
  • Lands End "Preferred School" program

What active fundraisers do we have?

  • Give to the Max 
  • China Spout book fairs