Why PTA?

PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy association in America. Today's PTA is comprised of 5 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. We speak for every child with one voice.  Whether you are a lifetime advocate or new to PTA, we invite you to join us.  We welcome new ideas and value enthusiasm from members and volunteers, old and new.
It's more than a membership. It's a partnership! Today, the issues affecting our children extend beyond their individual schools. The PTA's nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation. PTA is a proven champion for families at every level of policy-making.

​Join any PTA (and as many as you like) to help support Bellevue students and schools by ensuring every child has a voice. Whether a parent, grandparent, educator, or community member, your membership will impact the lives of millions. 
Over 120 years, PTA has helped solve some of the biggest issues facing America’s children. Many of the structures all children benefit from today—child labor laws, universal kindergarten, the National School Lunch Program and the juvenile justice system—were accomplished as a result of PTA members’ advocacy. Discover more about the PTA difference.

By getting involved in PTA, you'll help make positive changes. With schools facing challenges like shrinking budgets and lack of educational equity, PTA is more important than ever. Local PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events — all vital to a school's success. ​With PTA, you gain valuable experiences and get on-the-job training. It's an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause—your child and all children.
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Our mission is to support the education, health, and welfare of each and every child at Somerset Elementary School. As part of the Washington State PTA, we are a nonprofit membership association bringing together the home, school, and community on behalf of our children.