ONLINE MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE NOW!
It may just be a sign of the times we are moving into where you can do just about everything on-line! This now includes joining WK PTA!! Don't worry, however, if you are one who prefers the paper copy then please don't let that stop you from becoming a member! Yes, we will take paper too!
Why Should I Join the PTA?
When you join Wade King Elementary PTA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and believes in building partnerships between families and school; together we can make a difference. Anyone can join the PTA: parents, grand-parents, aunts and uncles. We encourage EVERYONE to get involved. When you join the PTA you became available for special seasonal member discounts for family friendly places such as; Wild Waves, Holiday Lights, Pacific Northwest ballet, and the Great Wolf Lodge! PTA Member Benefits
Visit the Washington State PTA website for more information.
Wade King PTA supports-
International Baccalaureate—The PTA is an enthusiastic supporter and partner in the IB program here at WK—the first authorized Primary Years Program in Washington state! We will continue to invest in library resources, materials to support units of inquiry for grade levels & family education, and more.
Extracurricular & Family Fun Activities—such as the Talent Show & World Tour.
Teacher Support—A PTA grant for classroom supplies and field trip expenses for each teacher.
Enrichment—administering and offsetting the cost of field trips, Chess, Art, Math Olympiad, Chinese culture & language, etc.
Technology—supplemental technology and tools that fall outside district budgets (eg, Lego robotics)
Fundraising—How to pay for it all? Our annual Globe Trot is our most effective fundraiser to support PTA programs and school needs. PTA also manages ongoing fundraising like Box-Tops, Amazon Smile, Fred Meyer, and Donations.
General PTA Advantages-
Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school. Easy ways to stay connected: Wade King PTA Facebook page and our PTA Calendar.
Discover Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.
Tap into a Network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
Speak Up. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
Be part of the solution, help make positive changes. Membership dues also support our state and national PTA Organizations for child and youth legislative representation providing a voice to larger issues affecting all school communities.
Be a Role Model. Demonstrate to your child the importance you place on education.
About our meetings and what to expect-
The monthly PTA meeting is a fun, informal, and informative opportunity to connect to your child’s school, other parents, or escape your sink full of dirty dishes! People may come and go throughout the 2 hour meeting where there will be laughter, a chance to learn and be heard, and well, let’s be honest, opportunities to volunteer. But if you can’t volunteer, that’s OK too, just let the sign-up sheet pass on by. In the meantime, you will hear about the new learning materials rolling out to the students and brainstorm ideas to foster community with our kids and families.