Membership is all about relationships.

Build a PTA that reflects all families and your school community.

When PTAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based upon their knowledge, they genuinely represent their communities. When PTAs represent their communities, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support.

You Belong in PTA

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To bolster your membership recruitment activities, National PTA has developed a suite of materials, including a campaign toolkit that outlines how to effectively communicate the value of PTA membership.  

 

Click "Membership Resources" and you'll be connected to a suite of materials and resources, including a comprehensive campaign toolkit, visual assets, collateral materials, a campaign implementation checklist and video. We hope you find these resources engaging, impactful, and fun! 

LAPTA Toolkit: Membership

View or download the entire Membership Toolkit - PDF or Word

View or download a specific section within the Membership Toolkit:

  • Active Affiliation - PDF or Word

  • Annual Membership Awards - PDF

  • Ask Note - PDF or Word

  • Calendar: LAPTA Dates and Deadlines - PDF

  • Calendar: Membership - PDF

  • Campaign Theme - PDF or Word

  • Centennial Button Pins - PDF

  • Chair Duties - PDF

  • CheddarUp and MoneyMinder - PDF

  • Communications and Social Media - PDF or Word

  • Create Your Own PTA Value Message - PDF or Word

  • Customize the PTA Logo - PDF or PowerPoint

  • Getting Started - PDF

  • Graphics - PDF or Word

  • Introduction to Membership - PDF

  • Membership Dues - PDF or Word or Excel

  • Monthly Challenges - PDF

  • Procedure Binder - PDF

  • Resources & 10 Reasons to Join - PDF or Word

  • Roster Sign-In Sheet - PDF or Word​ 

  • Submit Membership Dues - PDF  or Word or Excel

  • Thank You Note - PDF or Word

  • Why You Should PTA - PDF

Training Videos

Create a QR Code to Increase Membership

 This short video tutorial will teach you how to create a QR code to quickly and easily link potential members to your online membership join platform, membership application or other important PTA resources of your choice.

Effective and Engaging Virtual Meetings

 Don't miss these ideas to help engage and grow your membership by holding effective virtual meetings. Many of the tips provided also work for face-to-face meetings. 

Beyond the School Building:
Strategies for K-6

 Check out these additional ideas to virtually engage, empower and grow membership in a virtual world for the K- 6 community.

Beyond the School Building:
Strategies for Grades 7-12

PTA is so much more! 

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​Explore tangible ways to strengthen and grow your PTA's membership through National PTA's plethora of Membership Resources. Build a PTA that reflects all your families and your school community. When PTAs respect differences yet acknowledge shared commonalities uniting their communities, and then develop meaningful priorities based upon their knowledge, they genuinely represent their communities. When PTAs represent their communities, they gain strength and effectiveness through increased volunteer and resource support. Support the Hispanic/Latino families in the school community with translated PTA materials.

Membership Card Templates (English & Spanish)

​Use the graphics to create a Thank You Note and send to all members. A sample Thank You Note is in the Toolkit.

  1. Membership Card: Avery Template - English PDF or Spanish PDF

  2. Membership Card English and Spanish - PDF or Word

  3. Membership Card PNG Front & Back - English or Spanish (See below.)

Submit Member Dues

1. Submit Member Dues

PTAs submit $3.50 to LAPTA for each person who is a member of the Local PTA Unit. LAPTA forwards $2.25 to National PTA and retains $1.25 for LAPTA. Please submit dues monthly.

2. Download & Email Excel Roster

Update the roster for all new members for whom you are submitting dues. Email to office@LouisianaPTA.org at the same time that dues are submitted. Download a free version of Microsoft Excel called Libre here.

3. LAPTA Buttons

LAPTA will mail or arrange delivery of the free 100th Year Membership Buttons for each membership!

For your Local PTA Unit's membership goal, email Beth Maillho.

LAPTA Membership Goal

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Louisiana PTA has a goal of 12,100 members for 2022-23 year. The extra 100 is for our 100th year! Help us reach our goal by joining your Local PTA Unit and/or join the statewide Louisiana Lagniappe PTSA (coming soon).

For your Local PTA Unit's membership goal, email Beth Maillho.

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