About Rincon High School PTA

A Warm Hello from our 2021-2022 Executive Board!

  • President: Laura Grijalva
  • Vice President: Armida Damitz
  • Treasurer: KP Emmerich
  • Secretary: Sonia Apodaca-Harms

What is a PTA? What does it do?

The Rincon High School PTA (Parent Teacher Association) was created in 1963 to identify and assist in filling unmet needs in the school, foster community by developing projects and social events. We encourage parents, teachers/staff, and community members to who are interested in making the Rincon High School community positive and strong to join us.

Our PTA is under the umbrella the ArizonaPTA and National PTA that on behalf the interests of its members addresses and advocates regarding state and national issues, situations or concerns that affect children and youth.

PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant 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.

What will I get out of joining the PTA?

  • Regular updates on school activities and policies
  • Access to teachers and administrators
  • Access to parents of other students at the school
  • A forum to discuss concerns and problems at school.
  • Appreciation from teachers for all your help
  • Education about school policies, state funding, and other issues concerning Rincon and TUSD
  • If an issue/problem needs attention from the state or national government, any local, district, or state PTA can bring the issue to the attention of the National PTA.
  • Access to resources on parenting, education, and more from the National PTA
  • A discount subscription to the National PTA publication Our Children, which covers family, health and safety issues, legislative briefings, and nationwide highlights of the PTA’s work and activities

As a PTA member what would I be expected to do?

Your level of involvement is up to you, but here are some of the main things the PTA will expect from you:

  • Give your input: Your voice is important to help shape the goals and actions of our PTA. Feel free to address any concerns you have at meetings.
  • Events and fundraisers: the PTA will assist the school with its community events and may also have community info or spirit events of its own. We may conduct fundraisers throughout the year for projects and improvements at the school and for things like for art supplies, scholarships, teacher grants, computers, field trips, etc. While not required, your donation of time, talent, or money will be welcome to make our goals successful.
  • Commitment: You’ll get the most out of your PTA membership by staying involved. Meetings are scheduled for at least once a quarter in the afternoons and via Zoom. If you can’t make the meetings, see about getting minutes and try to make it to fundraisers and other PTA events.

Do I have to pay to be a member of the PTSA?

Per National PTA rules, to be a voting member of PTA, you will be asked to pay membership dues of $10. (This is mostly to cover per member dues we pay to the AZ and National PTA. Please know that we do not want the dues to be a barrier to any parent or guardian from joining. We can work something out if needed. This nominal amount is not too much for a year’s worth of involvement in your child’s school.

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