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Membership Drive:

Ongoing

 

Annual Fund Drive:

Oct. - Feb.

 

Meetings:

Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Check the school calendar for the date and time of the next meeting as a couple of meetings each year are held at other times/dates.

PTA

A Message From Our PTA President

Hello Dahlia Families,

As the 2019-2020 President of the Dahlia Heights PTA, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to our neighborhood school! As a PTA, we are here to support the faculty, staff, parents, and most importantly, our students at Dahlia. We also aim to strengthen and build our community through our many programs and events, and we can use your help! Over the years, the PTA has become one of the strongest voices in the educational process that directly supports our children and school. This year, PTA will continue to fund programming and bring new initiatives for a productive and exciting year that enhances the educational environment for all of our students. 

Your first opportunity to show your support will be to become a member of the Dahlia Heights Elementary School PTA. At $10 per member, this is a simple and affordable way to show your commitment to our school. Please be sure to check out our membership incentives – there are great neighborhood and Southern California discounts available to PTA members. Join
here!

Another way to show your support is by participating in the events and programs that we have planned throughout the year. You can participate as an event chair, committee member, a volunteer, or just show up and have fun! Want to know more or get involved? Just fill out our online form by clicking this link, and a PTA member will contact you about how you’d like to help make Dahlia Heights an even better place. Subscribe to our PTA newsletter here for weekly updates on school events.

I’m always happy to hear from you regarding our PTA efforts, or with suggestions or ideas for other potential PTA programs. Come to a meeting in the Auditorium on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm. Childcare is available and all are welcome! You can always contact me directly at carrie.hansen@dahliapta.org, and please check out our website at www.dahliapta.org for updates on all the latest Dahlia events, a school calendar, and opportunities to volunteer and fundraise for our school.

Dove Love!
Carrie Hansen
, PTA President

Why become a PTA member?

 

  • Your involvement benefits your child and the school. Research has proven that kids do better in school when parents are involved.  Grades are higher, test scores improve, and attendance increases.
  • Joining connects you to a network. PTA events are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, build rapport, and discuss ideas.
  • Being a member means being more informed. Caregivers involved in the PTA understand the challenges the school faces and become part of the solution.  They support improving education – both locally and legislatively – and as a result, schools develop a positive reputation in the community.
  • PTA involvement boosts children’s well-being, as programs focus on what students need in order to be successful in school, including the community engagement, physical fitness, better student-to-classroom adult ratios, and school safety.
  • Joining PTA gets you connected and gives you a voice. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school than by being part of the PTA, the main forum for exchanging ideas. At meetings, you are encouraged to make suggestions and more effectively create change at your school.
  • Being of service through PTA improves your skills. You’ll gain valuable leadership experience and have an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use.
  • An active PTA results in school improvement. PTAs play an important role in fundraising, which provides building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events – all vital elements to a school’s success.
  • Joining PTA makes you a good role model. You’ll be demonstrating to your children the importance you place on education and the ability of regular people to make a difference. 

 

We welcome your involvement!

  • Join the PTA
  • Attend Meetings
  • Get Involved
  • Feel Empowered...

Mission of the PTA

The mission of the California State PTA is to positively impact the lives of all children and families by representing our members and empowering and supporting them with skills in advocacy, leadership, and communication. 

Core Values of the PTA

The California State PTA is a professional, non-profit volunteer organization committed to the well-being of all children.

We believe every adult has a responsibility to ensure that all children develop to their full potential.

We believe parents are children’s first teachers and that parent involvement is essential throughout a child's educational experience.

We believe that family is the basic unit of society responsible for the support and nurturing of all children, and we recognize that "the family" may be defined in many ways.

We believe our responsibility includes advocating for the safety and welfare of all children and the opportunity for a quality public education for each child.

A United Voice for Children

Not all decisions affecting a child’s school happen at the local level, and the Mission of PTA is to address the educational and social needs of all children. For more than a century, PTA has been a driving force in national education policies and programs. Today, PTA continues to champion the importance of family involvement, safe and nurturing environments, and proper funding, curriculum, and leadership in our public schools.