The mission of the Ocean Air School PTA is to promote the educational success, health, and well-being of our children through strong school, parent, family, and community involvement and cooperation.
What is the PTA?
Did you know that the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is the largest volunteer child advocacy group in the United States with over six million members? According to the National PTA (www.pta.org), the PTA’s mission is to provide “a powerful voice for all children; a relevant resource for families and communities; and a strong advocate for the education and well being of children.” For more than 100 years, PTA has promoted this mission. Parents and teachers continue to work together as part of the national effort to make a positive impact on the lives of our children and achieve the goals of the PTA.
Ocean Air PTA is comprised of a 17 member Executive Board elected annually by the Association (parent members) who meet monthly and adhere to bylaws specific to Ocean Air PTA. We work closely throughout the year with Mr. Stanley, teachers, and staff to provide exciting and educational presentations, programs and events for students, families, teachers, and staff.
The Ocean Air School PTA has four basic functions:
- Fundraising & Budget Allocation
- Sponsorship of School Events
- Sponsorship of School Programs
- Sponsorship of Services & Communications
General PTA Association Meetings are held a minimum of three times each school year. For a schedule of our 2015-16 Ocean Air PTA Association Meetings, please click here.
All PTA’s, including Ocean Air PTA, are classified as “public charities” and are organized in accordance with section 501c3 of the Internal Revenue Code.
As Public Charities, PTAs:
- Are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.
- Are generally exempt from paying federal and state taxes.
- Must file federal and state returns annually.
- May not use its funds to benefit a private person.
OA PTA Tax ID# 90-0327643
The PTA is a parent-run, all volunteer organization, so we need YOUR participation, ideas, and support. Please join us in our efforts to enhance the education of our children, andCLICK HERE to join the Ocean Air PTA. If you have any questions, comments, and/or suggestions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.