Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the purpose of the PTA at Kincaid Elementary?
To promote the welfare of children.
To raise the standards of home life.
To secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth.
To bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth.
How do I become involved in a committee or with the PTA?
We welcome you to contact any of our Kincaid Elementary PTA Executive Officers,
Committee Chairpersons, or Executive Board members to join a committee or just to offer some of your time! Go to the Volunteer page find out ways to participate.
What happens to the dues we pay for PTA?
PTA dues at Kincaid Elementary are $8.00 for a Single Membership. $3.50 from each membership goes to State and National PTA to provide materials and publications, underwrite the national convention, support workshops that address the welfare of children, keep a volunteer legislative committee in Washington, D.C. to advocate for children and youth, and maintain a website. $2.50 from each single membership stays with Kincaid Elementary PTA to support various programs and activities in our school community.
Do I have to come to school to volunteer if I join the PTA?
No! You are NOT required to volunteer if you join the PTA. But if you want to volunteer, there are many activities that can be done away from the school that would be of great benefit to our programs and events. Some of these include making phone calls, emailing, designing documents, etc. Our Volunteer form is divided up into activities in the morning, during the day, or anytime/at night.
How often does the PTA meet?
The PTA Executive Officers and Committee chairpersons meet monthly. We also communicate via email between monthly meetings. General membership meetings occur 4 times a year.
What happens at the PTA meetings?
Minutes from previous meetings are approved then various reports are given from the Principal, Teacher Rep., PTA president, Treasurer, Committee Chairs, and anyone else that is on the agenda. New business and unfinished business are discussed. Various announcements are also made. PTA meetings provide an excellent opportunity to be involved in what is happening at our school!
Can I volunteer even if I am unable to come to the meetings?
Yes! Volunteer contributions are necessary for a lot of different events/programs.
How does the PTA raise money at Kincaid Elementary?
Go to the Fundraising page to read about our unique and collaborative relationship with the Kincaid Foundation. Our primary source of funds is through joint fundraising with the Foundation, and the Foundation essentially funds the PTA. Another source of income is your PTA membership dues. PTA may hold some fundraising events, but our relationship with the Foundation allows PTA to focus primarily on programs. Programs are not fundraisers – they are events that your PTA provides.
What does the PTA do with the funds raised?
The money raised by the PTA goes to fund enrichment programs/services at our school. Some of these include: Celebration of the Arts, Fellas Being Involved (F.B.I.), Cat Tracks, Character Education Program, Community Outreach Programs (Hat & Mitten Drive, Shoe Drive, Summer Lunch, MUST, Giving Tree), Diversity & Inclusion (You're Unique Week), Eblasts and Membership Toolkit, Environmental Education, Family Education, Family Engagement, Meet & Greet, Healthy Choices, Eye/Vision Testing, Honoring our Heroes Essay Contest, Hospitality for teachers/staff, Legislation & Advocacy, Teacher Training and Support, Reflections, Room Parents Coordination, School Supply Packs, School Store, Student Banking, Special Services, Summer Reading Program, Volunteer Coordination, Welcome Back Festival (Joint with Foundation), Yearbooks, and World Explorer's Club.
Can I volunteer for more than one committee?
Yes! All help is welcome! Many PTA members find they are interested in more than one committee.