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    Why Do We Need a PTA and What Does it Do?

    Adams is very proud of its parent, staff and community involvement. Our active PTA provides a multitude of enriching activities and daily support. The PTA works to enhance our children’s educational experience, strengthen their love of learning and add to the sense of belonging among the families and staff at Adams. We hope the information below help you to better understand what we do and why it is so important to join!

    PTAs Benefit Everyone

    The PTA addresses issues that are important to parents and public school administrators. We fight for full funding, quality teachers, and capabilities for schools to thrive. Membership is open to everyone. The Adams PTA is autonomous but supported by a national structure.

    Some of the PTA's Benefits:

    Leverage Volunteer Power. The PTA helps organize hard-working, dedicated volunteers. Parents/Guardians and Family members are ready to help implement school improvement programs.

    Improve Communication. The PTA coordinates the school weekly and monthly newsletter and information fliers, keeping the entire school community informed of current events, issues, and accomplishments. Regular Planning and General Meetings allow the Adams PTA to collaborate on solutions as well as share information to the membership and community.

    See Measurable Results. More than 85 research studies conducted over the past 30 years prove that kids do better when parents are involved. Grades are higher. Test scores improve. Attendance increases.

    Discover More Dollars. The PTA is self-funding. By inviting the entire Adams community to join and participate in fundraising we are able to support school programs, building improvements, and educational and social events.

    Boost Children’s Well-Being. The PTA provides after-school activities (including Spanish, drama, science, and art), field trips and outdoor education, book fair, carnival and computer equipment and maintenance are just some of the many areas made possible by PTA funding and volunteers. We work hard to ensure that children succeed.

    Informed Parents. Involved parents understand the challenges schools face and become part of the solution. By developing a closer relationship with parents, student achievement improves, and the school develops a positive reputation in the community.

    Why Join the PTA?

    The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help Adams. But there are many more PTA advantages:

    Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening at Adams!

    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 Adams.

    Witness Improvement. By getting involved at Adams you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. The PTA plays an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.

    Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

    Enjoy Benefits. Individuals can take advantage of benefits from PTA membership including discounts and offers from member benefits providers and sponsors, magazine subscriptions, leadership training, e-newsletters and much more.

    For less than 3 cents a day, you can become a PTA member, joining more than 5 million other people who share your interest in issues affecting children. Everyone—parents, educators, students and other citizens active in their schools and communities—is invited to join our not-for-profit parent association.

    How Do I Join the PTA?

    The PTA membership cost is $15 for a one year individual membership and $25 for a dual membership.

    To join, please fill out the online membership application. Spouses, family members and community members are encouraged to join as well.

    Additional donations are welcome and directly benefit Adams students. The following are just a few of the ways:

    • Classroom supplies
    • Field trips
    • Music
    • After School Programs
    • Arts Integrated Education

    If you have questions, please contact Neysa Koury (

    How Do I Get Involved?

    For a full list of volunteer opportunities at Adams, please visit our Volunteer Page.

    PTA Contacts

    President, Ray Dubicki

    Vice President, Louise Brooks

    Treasurer, John Davison

    Secretary, Melissa Wax

    Newsletter, Alyson McColl

    Eagles Nest, Katie Carlisle

    Volunteer Coordinators, Julie Ferris & Heidi Osborn

    Outreach, Elina Johnson

    Membership & Equity Team, Sarah Burkhalter & Joy Griffith

    Tech Chair, Jason Emery

    After School Program, Anne Livingston