Join Us

Join the PTA

Memebrship only costs $12 for the whole year.

Please join online using Totem.

You can also drop in a check payable to "Mabel Mattos Elementary PTA" or cash payment at the school.

Please stop by at the front desk and request for PTA joining form.

Interested in a Committee or have an idea about one?

Share it with us

Volunteer

Make an appointment by emailing vkandhadai@musd.org.

Please return the MUSD Volunteer Instructions and Form together with a copy of driving license and a TB test results to the school office.

Already a Volunteer ? Submit you hours here.

Submitting hours can help us track the work you do and also get company matches in some cases and raise funds.

Why join the PTA

What is PTA? Why Join PTA?

The number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTA advantages:

  • Get Connected There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.

  • Discover Great Resources The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.

  • Tap into a Network PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.

  • Watch Yourself Grow By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.

  • Speak Up PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

  • Witness Improvement By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role by supporting building improvements through advocacy and play an important role in fundraising for curriculum based programs and social events.

  • Be a Role Model By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

PTA Roles

Volunteer

We’d love to have you be a part of our team! No matter how much (or how little) time you have, we have a spot for you! We rely on volunteers to keep our organization going—but volunteering provides you with unique opportunities too! Here are just some of the benefits you receive when you volunteer:

  • YOU meet new people and make friends,

  • YOU improve your communication and interpersonal skills,

  • YOU gain a clearer understanding of our school structure,

  • YOU get the opportunity to serve as a role model to your children, AND

  • YOU get the chance to inspire, educate and motivate future generations!

Studies show that the more parents are involved at their child’s school, the better their child’s achievement.


President

  • Oversees and coordinates the work of an executive board to run a PTA effectively

  • Presides at PTA board and association meetings

  • Serves as the official contact, communicator and representative of a PTA

  • Designated as an authorized signer for PTA checks, contracts and authorizations for payment

  • Serves as ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee

  • Works with other PTA leaders to connect families, school and community to support student success


Executive Vice President

  • Works as the primary aide to the president

  • Helps lead a PTA towards specific goals consistent with PTA purposes and policies

  • Performs president’s duties in his or her absence

  • Carries out other duties outlined in unit bylaws and standing rules or as assigned


Treasurer

  • Maintains permanent records to track unit funds and financial transactions

  • Chairs budget committee and prepares annual budget for adoption by the association

  • Pays all PTA bills as authorized by board or association

  • Prepares reports for every board and association meeting and an annual financial report

  • Ensures taxes and reports required by PTA bylaws, insurance or federal and state governments are completed and submitted by the due dates


Secretary

  • Takes minutes at board and association meetings

  • Co-signs formal papers with president: authorizations for payment, resolutions and formal letters

  • Handles PTA correspondence as directed by the president

  • Maintains and preserves PTA records and important documents to pass on at the end of the term


Auditor

  • Audits the books and financial records of a PTA to determine their accuracy

  • Presents written reports on audits to the board and the association for adoption

  • Forwards copies of adopted audits to council/district PTA as indicated in unit bylaws


Parliamentarian

  • Assists the president to manage meetings and advises on parliamentary procedure

  • Chairs bylaws committee to review unit bylaws each year and revise bylaws every three years

  • Arranges nominating committee’s first meeting, providing information on nomination and election process