What is the purpose of the PTA?
The PTA exists to identify the needs of all students, the school, its families and community. Together we find the ways to provide each student a safe environment with the best teachers, tools and resources to meet those needs and unlock success in every child.
What events is the PTA responsible for? What does the PTA do?
We are responsible for coordinating many events to enhance our students education and experience at Lincoln School. We do this through assemblies, faculty and staff support, teacher incentives, family events, educational family nights and social activities. Without your support these events simply would not be possible. Please consider volunteering—even if you can only help with one event it can make a big difference. We want the best experiences for our kids. Don’t you? All that we do contributes to a better, well-rounded education for our children. Help us to help your student too. You can make all the difference.
Why should I join the PTA?
Join for your child! It's all about them—enhancing their experience and education at Carney. The school can only do so much with the funds it has so we supplement, enhance and advocate where necessary. Click here
for more reasons to join.
How do I join the PTA and what is the cost?
to join online, or you can get the membership form and send in cash check with your child. Please put membership for, and payment in an envelope marked with your child's name and PTA Membership. The cost is $10 per person.
What happens to the dues we pay for PTA?
We must pay National dues, state dues and local dues—with the rest directly supporting our -mission existence.
May I attend PTA events if I don't join?
Yes. While we hope you do join the PTA to support our mission, all our welcome. However, you will not be eligible for the discounted rates on tickets where applicable. PTA membership provides more benefits and opportunities throughout the year that we hope you will utilize.
Do I have to come to school to volunteer?
Not necessarily, there are tasks you can do at home to help. (Examples: putting packets together, coordinating projects by making calls etc.)
Can I only volunteer once in a while without being pressured to volunteer for future events?
Absolutely! We do not pressure anyone into volunteering and that is a promise! You can volunteer as much or as little as you desire. We appreciate your thoughts and suggestions. We are thankful for your 5 minutes or your 50 minutes. We may ask you to volunteer for another event, but it's perfectly okay to say “No”. If everyone does a little, it goes a long way.
Can I volunteer for more than one committee?
Absolutely! You can volunteer for a part of a committee, all of a committee or many committees.
Who do I contact to volunteer?
Any PTA member or visit our Contact Us page.
Who comes to the PTA Board meetings?
Our Executive Committee, Board of Directors (President, Vice President(s), Secretaries and Treasurer), the Faculty Representative and the Principal.
All are welcome at all PTA meetings; however, at a Board meeting only the board members are allowed to vote on any issues/questions brought before the board. Non-board members are welcome to bring questions at any general meeting.
What is a General PTA Meeting?
A General meeting is open to all. Non-members may attend but are unable to vote on any issues/questions.
What happens at the PTA meetings?
The PTA performs many functions within the school community. Each project needs a leader (and hopefully has one). This is the time that the leaders come together to share their plans, ideas and questions. Leaders present his/her business as it comes active and solicits questions and/or concerns from the membership. Votes are called upon and executed as required to proceed in our slated business.
Can I volunteer even if I am unable to come to the meetings?
Yes, but we do ask you to attend the meetings when possible. Attendance numbers are needed in order to make decisions and proceed with business. Your input is necessary to our mission.
How does the PTA raise money?
Our money comes from Membership, fundraisers and donations from families and local businesses.
What does the PTA do with the funds raised?
All of our fundraising projects are to fund a specific purpose. There is no fundraising done just to have money in our account. Some funds do go to our General fund but every penny is dedicated to a specific purpose.