Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I’m a PTA Member, do I have to attend meetings, volunteer at PTA events or serve on the PTA Board?
A: No. Being a PTA Member simply gives you the right to vote for any motion made at a regular PTA meeting. You are not ever required to attend meetings or volunteer. However, we do think there is great value in serving as a volunteer at our school and we hope that everyone will take the opportunity to make a difference if it fits in your schedule. Regular PTA meetings offer parent education, so we hope you will attend if these fit your schedule.
Q: What are the Membership dues used for?
A: Your membership dollars go toward benefitting EVERY child at Walker. PTA helps fund many things needed by our school including technology, tutoring, enrichment programs and more. Walker PTA is proud to help fund areas that have been affected by the State of Texas budget cuts since 2011. A portion of Membership dollars also go to the Texas PTA to help with lobbying efforts in the Texas Legislative sessions for areas of great importance to children and families in our state, such as Standardized Testing and Child Safety Issues.
Q: Why should I join PTA?
A: PTA helps join Walker staff members, teachers and hundreds of parents in our Walker Community as partners and advocates in our children’s education. One hundred percent of Walker’s staff are members of the Walker PTA.
Your PTA Membership gives you discounts to Walker Events throughout the year, Yearbook, and on admissions to places like Six Flags, Fiesta Texas,Texas Rangers games, Schlitterbahn, and more. By joining PTA, you become part of the largest child-advocacy organization in the state with nearly 500,000 members across Texas. Walker PTA benefits EVERY child at our school and PTA is a valuable resource for every Walker family!
Walker PTA has helped the school in many ways:
- Purchased a new Laminator for the teachers
- Purchased a new Poster Maker for the teachers
- Purchased new stage curtains
- Purchased filtered water bottle refill fountains
- Committed to paying tutoring for Walker students
- Purchased 25 iPad Minis for use by all Walker students
- Will help fund student Field Trips
- Will help purchase ELAR Resources
- Will sponsor community and student events such as: Fall Fest, Variety Show, Junior Achievement, Go Van Gogh, and much more!
Joining PTA is more convenient than ever and only takes a few minutes online.