William H. Barton Intermediate School
Parent Teacher Association (PTA) welcomes you.
The PTA represents parents and teachers working together to promote the welfare, success, and greater achievement in our children. The PTA supports numerous activities to enrich and expand on our children’s education. The PTA provides funding that supports school based programs and other activities. And the PTA offers many opportunities for families to develop friendships and have fun outside of school. The Queensbury School District Calendar outlines these many activities coordinated through the PTA.
Did you know?
According to the National PTA and the Harvard Family Research Project, parental involvement in schools is linked to higher grades and test scores, better school attendance, increased motivation, better self-esteem, lower incidences of violence and substance abuse and greater enrollment in postsecondary education.
Why Join the PTA?
The number-one reason to join the PTA is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. Your membership dues and money from our fund raising efforts help support school run programs. Programs supported by PTA. PTA membership means making a difference in the lives of children. If you wish to join the PTA, fill out the membership form and send it into school via your child’s folder. Label the envelope “PTA” and your child’s teacher will forward this to the PTA mailbox.
There is no better way to know what’s happening in your child’s school than getting involved in the PTA. Share ideas, concerns, and experiences, and foster a closer relationship with other parents and educators. If you are interested, contact a Committee Chairperson to offer assistance in a variety of programs and projects or contact a PTA Officer.
Because the PTA is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions. Help to develop a united effort to secure the highest advantages in physical, mental, and social education. The PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change in your child’s school.
The PTA plays an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events—all vital to a school’s success.
Be a role model.
By joining the PTA and getting involved at your child’s school, you will be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education through your actions.