PTA Membership FAQ

Who should join the PTA?
Adult family members of students at Cascadia are strongly encouraged to join the PTA. Grandparents, neighbors and community members may join as well, as we all have a vested interest in our schools and the PTA gives you a voice. All our students are automatically honorary, non-voting members.

What does my membership money get used for?
Most of the membership fees ($13.50) go to city, state and national PTA administration to support efforts to help schools, students, and families, and advocate on their behalf.  Cascadia PTA is primarily funded by a direct contribution campaign, which happens in October. Please note, PTAs are 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, meaning your annual contribution is tax-deductible and that our PTA must comply with all laws governing nonprofits. Scholarships are available. Please email the school counselor, Tammy Foulk, for more information.

What are the benefits of PTA membership?
First and most importantly, a large PTA is indicative of an engaged school community. Our aim is always to have as many family members join the PTA as possible.

As a PTA member you are eligible to vote at PTA meetings. PTA members direct the budget, endorse educational enrichment and community-building activities, and assist the school with decision-making. The PTA has been instrumental in advocating for continued support of HCC services in Seattle Public Schools.

That said, all family members are welcome and strongly encouraged to attend PTA meeting, ask questions and provide feedback. Cascadia PTA and our school leadership solicit input and opinions via surveys, email and Principal Chats throughout the school year as well.

In addition to direct engagement and school support, PTA members are joining and supporting a large, 501(c)3 nonprofit that advocates for students across the country. This organization provides training, technology and other support for PTAs, which helps standardize processes, provides ideas and guidance and reduces risk for PTAs across the country.

Finally, PTA members receive discounts to services and businesses as an added bonus. Email our Membership Director for more information.

What is Cascadia PTA’s tax information?
Organization’s Legal Name: Cascadia PTA
Contact information: 1700 N 90th St., Seattle, WA 98103, 206-413-2000
Tax-ID: 45-2972289

Still have questions? We’d love to hear them.