Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Silver Spring, MD


Dear Arcola Families,

Welcome to the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at Arcola Elementary School. We believe that nothing is more important than giving a child the best education available. As advocates for our children and believers in proactive parental involvement in our public schools, we work with the teachers, staff, and administration of our school on a weekly basis to strive to make Arcola the best neighborhood school in can be, but we can't do it alone, we need YOUR help.

The PTA raises funds to provide a wide range of enrichment programs for the students. Money raised through PTA memberships help fund class trips, math and science assemblies, support the fifth grade graduating class ,provides thousands of dollars to support educational enrichment and after-school programs, and much, much more. We ask for your support so that we can make resource and learning opportunities available to our children. For the PTA to be effective and truly representative of the school, everyone’s participation is essential. Many parents feel that they do not have time to attend meetings or be on campus during the day. Nevertheless, we want everyone to feel that they are part of the Arcola school community.

Therefore, whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, your time, and your talents are truly needed. There are endless possibilities in ways you can help. By joining the PTA or just volunteering your time, you will interact with the kids, meet other parents, and accomplish things that truly make a difference. We have many ways in which Moms, Dads, Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents can contribute to the Arcola community. Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education have better grades and fewer discipline problems. We promise that the time you give to the PTA and the school will be worthwhile—and fun! Please consider volunteering, it really does make a difference in the lives of all our children! The PTA welcomes you to join our meetings to raise your concerns and contribute your ideas and talents to better our school. Meetings are held every other month at 7:00pm in the school’s All Purpose Room (APR). Please check the PTA calendar for meeting dates and other PTA related activities.

PTA President