Why be a member?
Hello Bandit Nation families and faculty!
It’s hard to believe we are getting close to starting the 2020/2021 school year! We know this year will be a very different start than what we’d all hoped for but together we can make this work and have students succeed. The PTA is committed to helping teachers, parents and students get what they need in order to have a successful school year.
On May 1st, we held our 2020/2021 PTA elections via electronic ballot and I am happy to announce all of our officers and chairs have been voted into office again. We’ve also added three new chairs; a 5th grade party chair filled by Jackie Robey, a Spring Festival Assistant Chair which remains vacant, and a Black History Month chair which will be co-chaired by Joshua Fleming and Niki Davis. If you are interested in helping with the Spring Festival, please email any one of the officers via our website bellsferrypta.org and click on Our PTA.
Members of 2019/2020 PTA, thank you for your support! We had a record 373 members! Our goal for the new school year is 400 members. In the past, by joining the PTA, you would have received a welcome packet with coupon savings and also discounts on fun school events. Due to the pandemic, local businesses are not currently offering coupons as they have in the past nor are we able to host several fun events during the year as of right now. Instead, our focus has shifted. This year more than ever, we need to be PTA Strong and become members in order to have the funds to provide students and teachers with items the County and State may not supply.
Especially in this unprecedented time, new ideas are encouraged and welcomed. We are working on an easy to use communication platform in order to keep every family updated on what we are working on. A strong PTA increases family engagement, qualifies for grants, and enhances fundraising efforts which ultimately benefits our teachers and students. In our current situation, no volunteers are needed. However, when circumstances change, if you are interested, please email any of the PTA board members to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
New membership registration will open online July 20, 2020. We encourage you to visit bellsferrypta.org to join prior to school opening so we can get your membership card emailed to you right away. Prices are below. We also encourage you to visit our Facebook page “Bells Ferry Elementary PTA”. We will be using the hashtag this year #banditstrong on all of our social media and ask you do the same when creating a post.
One parent family membership is $8. Two parent family memberships are $15.
BFE faculty/staff membership is $7. Local business owners membership is $8.
Thank you so much for considering being a part of the 2020/2021 PTA and welcome back Bandit Nation!
PTA President 2020/2021
By joining the Bells Ferry Elementary PTA, you help to enrich the feeling of community through social outreach and family activity. Check out our Calendar of Events to see our current activities. We assist teachers, students and parents to help everyone thrive. You also get great discounts, locally and nationally (see below for a full list). When you go a step further and volunteer to help with events—or join our board— you set a fine example for our students to follow, and greatly encourage our teachers and staff.
Local Business $8
1 Parent Family $8
2 Parent Family $15
Youth T-shirt available for $5
Adult T-shirt available for $6
If I join, do I have to?
- Go to meetings?
No. You are welcome to attend our general meetings though.
- Volunteer or spend a lot of time at school?
Nope! Joining the PTA is not the same as volunteering. If you choose to volunteer we would LOVE the help—but volunteering is not required.