Buena Terra Elementary School PTA




Who Can Join the PTA?

PTA is an inclusive organization that is open to all adults who care about children and schools. 

We have learned that the main thing parents want from schools is to help their child succeed academically, emotionally, and personally. PTA bridges the connection between homes and schools. By getting involved with PTA, the child who benefits most is one’s own.

We reach out to diverse communities to allow parents to more fully integrate their children into the life of a school. We actively invite all parents to be involved in their children’s education through participation in PTA. We work hard to bring mothers, fathers, teachers, school administrators, grandparents, mentors, foster parents, other caregivers, and community leaders into the association. 



Purpose of the PTA

To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship.

To raise the standards of home life.

To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.

To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.

To develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.



How is PTA fundraising money spent?

Money raised during the Fall Fundraiser, Spring Carnival, and throughout the school year through community incentives are used to promote the PTA Mission and Purposes of the PTA. Click on one of the links below to see a breakdown on how monies were spent during the 2006-07 school year.

Expenses by Category (Click Here)

Expenses by Type (Click Here)


Why can't we hold more fundraisers?

"Fundraising is not a primary function of the PTA."

PTA Money Matters Quick-Reference Guide, Page 42, © 2007 www.PTA.org


Excerpt from Fundraising page on California State PTA website.

Fundraising is the method of raising money to finance PTA programs and projects . The fundraising project must support the goals of PTA and be related to the educational, charitable, and philanthropic purposes as a taxexempt organization.When planning the vero nike blazer uomo years activities, PTAs should use the 3-to-1 rule. for every one fundraising activity, there should be at least three nonfundraising programs aimed at helping parents or children or advocating for school improvements.

It should involve as many members as possible and be fun. It should not be a burden to the school staff or parent volunteers, compete with or detract from school lunch and nutrition programs, or conflict with other PTA, school, or community events. Children should never be used to sell door-to-door or exploited to raise funds. It cannot involve commercial or advertising obligations. See National PTA Annual Resources for PTAs, Money Matters which prescribes the ethics of fundraising.

The fundraising project must have the approval of the membership in advance of the event and the vote must be recorded in the minutes. Projects must have a specific purpose. The project, if it is an on going activity or program , must be approved each year by the association membership.



How can I make suggestions to the PTA?

Click HERE and fill out the Feedback Form to submit your ideas to the PTA. We will make every effort to respond to your suggestions within 1 week.


Where can I get more information on the California State PTA?

You can visit the California State PTA website by clicking HERE.

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