PTSA at the local level is linked to the state PTSA and the national PTSA organization, forming a nationwide network of members working on behalf of all children and youth.
Because of its connections to the state and national PTSAs, the local PTSA is a valuable resource to its school community with:
1. Access to programs to benefit children, youth, and their families
2. Recognition and size to influence the formulation of laws, policies, and practices—-education or legislative.
Middle School PTSA
PTSAs serve as a type of forum where parents, teachers, administrators, and other concerned adults discuss ways to promote quality education, strive to expand the arts, encourage community involvement, and work for a healthy environment and safe neighborhoods.
Mulberry Middle School’s PTSA serves a vital role in the local community. PTSA does this by promoting school events, obtaining donations from various sources, and hosting fundraisers that benefit the school’s sports teams and the overall education of the students. Those are only a few of the many ways PTSA contributes to the welfare of the MMS community.
There is a ever growing need for new people to join PTSA. To find out more, please email our current PTSA officers.
Why Join PTSA?
What is PTSA? Why join PTSA? The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Student Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTSA advantages:
- Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
- Discover Great Resources. The PTSA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.
- Tap into a Network. PTSA functions are opportunities to: meet other parents and teachers, build rapport between school and families, discuss issues, share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
- Watch Yourself Grow! By volunteering with your PTSA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
- Speak Up. PTSA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
- Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTSAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, social events and more.
- Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTSA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.
PTSA Volunteer Opportunities
August – Orientation
October – Folding and organizing uniform shirts (during school hours)
December – Snowball Dance (evening)
Feb. – Valentines’ Dance (after school)
May – Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (various times and dates that week)
May – End of the year events and celebrations
These are the PTSA volunteer opportunities. We like to be available for our students/school.
PTSA is always looking for donations and/or gifts. Our students and teachers/staff work very hard to create the dynamic school that is Mulberry Middle School. PTSA likes to show our support to ALL of them as often as possible. Anything you can contribute, whether it be your time, monetary support, or craft is greatly appreciated!
Our PTSA board for 2016 – 17
Gina Riczko – President
Becky Gorham – Vice President
Misty Tyson – Treasurer
Shannon Fenton – Volunteer Coordinator