Hoover PTA Membership Drive
Mon, Sep 23 9:36am

Dear Parent,


Are you and/or your spouse a Hoover PTA member for the 2019-2020 school year?


Annual membership fee is only $10 per adult.  If you are unsure or if you have not joined, please read the following reasons for why you should consider becoming a PTA member.


Champion Your Cause

The PTA is primarily an advocacy group.  A fee-paying PTA member can vote at meetings, rendering power to their voice.  Our Hoover PTA General Meetings are held in the MP Room on the first Tuesdays of September, October, December, February, April and May, at 8:05am after drop-off.  While we welcome non-member parents to attend meetings and speak up, you are empowered to champion your cause only when you become a voting member.  So any ideas you feel strongly about, for example, better lighting in the classroom, installing a kinder ramp for bikes, or parent-only social gatherings, you can advocate for your cause only if you become a PTA member.


Build Community

Participating in Hoover PTA meetings and events is a great way to meet other like-minded families and have fun.  After all, it takes a village to raise our young.  Becoming a PTA member is the most direct way of getting involved and of building a community that supports our children.


Leadership Example

Children learn best by real-life examples.  When you actively contribute to the school community, you are sending a message of care to your children while enhancing the educational experience for all students.


Access to Resources

The PTA maintains up-to-date information on a variety of educational topics including child safety, family health, literacy, bullying prevention, digital citizenship, and navigating special needs.  As our local unit grows in number and visibility, we can also apply for grants for family engagement efforts.


Benefits & Discounts

Partnership organizations offer discounts and promotions to PTA members with valid membership cards (we will be issuing these; they are good for one year).  You will be entitled to discounted rates at Legoland, Hertz, MetLife, Office Depot, Quicken Loans, California Academy of Sciences, Aquarium of the Pacific, etc.


Your PTA membership strengthens the Hoover community and empowers your voice as a parent at PAUSD.  Join the Hoover PTA.  Advocate.  Vote.  Volunteer.  Let’s make ours a great school.  We need all Parent Hedgies to join hands and show our spirit!


To pay the $10 per adult membership fee, please make your check out to "Hoover PTA" and drop it off in the school office.  We are extending membership enrollment for 2019-2020, and will be issuing membership cards soon. If you have included the PTA membership fees in the one-check form distributed last month, or already done so via Konstella, you are good to go - thank you for becoming a member!


Any questions, concerns or comments, please contact Membership Chair, Tina Chen (hengting@gmail.com).