Members are among the most valuable resources a PTA possesses. It is through their devotion to making a positive difference in the lives of children that the PTA’s Mission is fulfilled. PTA membership is open to all who share in that mission.
North Dakota PTA is committed to helping every child reach his/her potential. By joining PTA, a member becomes part of the largest child advocacy organization in the state with 5000 plus members across North Dakota as well as the largest child advocacy group in our nation.
We care about children.
We care about education.
We care about parents.
Please Join Us today!
Membership is open to anyone concerned with the education, health and welfare of children and youth. Student members for a PTSA must be in the 9th grade or above. You may join PTA at the local level (generally your child's school), state (see downloadable form below), or National level at pta(dot)org.
North Dakota PTA (NDPTA) Membership Brochure
Want to join your Local PTA but need assistance? Send us an email at northdakotapta(at)gmail(dot)com and we will connect you with your local unit leaders.
The National PTA is sponsoring a membership growth contest for 2012-2013. The 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories have been grouped into four size categories. For each of those groups, first through third place awards will be given out for two levels of PTA— the state PTA and the local PTA. There are even a couple of bonus awards.
This is a great opportunity for your PTA to have some fun with membership recruitment! Increases in your membership numbers from last year could win your PTA some money and a complimentary registration fee to the 117th NPTA Annual convention. Building Today's PTA Membership Contest Details (pdf, 224.06 KB)
Values and Benefits of PTA
The number one benefit of PTA membership for parents is the ability to help their children. Research shows when parents are involved, students perform better in school. They receive higher grades, have better attendance and lower rates of suspension, are more likely to graduate from high school, and are more likely to pursue post-secondary education. Learn more about the values and benefits of PTA (MS Word, 26.00 KB).
What is the Difference between a PTA and other Parent Organizations?
PTA is the nation’s original parent group in schools. It is a national, not-for-profit association, run and led by volunteers. Neither the association nor its leaders make any profit or receive any financial benefits from PTA activities. What are the differences between PTA and other groups? (MS Word, 18.30 KB)
PTA Membership Awards
The North Dakota State PTA recognizes local PTAs through the use of six different membership awards (MS word, 13.06 KB).
Do you ever wonder what the national dues portion of membership fees are used
Take a look and see all that the $2.25 per membership accomplishes (pdf, 236.67 KB).
Here you will find some useful forms for the smooth operation of your PTA: the Membership Dues Transmittal Form, the insurance form, a form to customize the PTA logo for your documents, the 2012–2013 Officers Form, and new membership card information. Member toolkit..