The Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, is the oldest and largest child advocacy group with over 4 million members nationwide who are committed to improving the educational success of all children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health and welfare of children and youth.
The Michael L. Griffin Elementary PTA, or MGE PTA, is a local chapter of the Texas PTA that is over 2,600 chapters strong. The MGE PTA focuses on supporting and encouraging parents to get involved in their children's education. We raise funds that are used to improve the educational experience of our children while at Griffin Elementary.
We have operating costs, including, but not limited to: fees for using the campus copiers, paper, laminating, and office supplies; maintaining a bank account; and web hosting fees so we can have an online presence for keeping our members informed.
PTA members pay dues that include a small portion for the Texas PTA and the National PTA. In return, local PTAs and members receive access to many valuable resources, information and training programs.
OUR MISSION To make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children
OUR PURPOSES To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, places of worship, and throughout the community;
To raise the standards of home life;
To advocate for laws that further education, physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of children and youth;
To promote the collaboration and engagement of families and educators in the education of children and youth;
To engage the public in united efforts to secure the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of all children and youth; and
To advocate for fiscal responsibility regarding public tax dollars in public education funding.
The MGE PTA was awarded with the following accolades for the 2015-2016 school year.
Early Bird Award
Honor Roll 500+ Club Award
Fall Increase Award
President's List Award
Spring Increase Award
Men Are Really Special Award
Voice for Every Child - Gold Award
Teamwork makes the dream work!
With the help of our parents, membership, and PTA volunteers, our MGE PTA funds contributed to the following accomplishments and improvements in the 2016-2017 school year: