Frequently Asked Questions


What does my money go toward?

The PTA pools money from membership sales and fundraisers to provide the school with additional tools necessary to enhance your child's education -- above and beyond what is allocated by the school board.

Can grandparents join the PTA?

Anyone who cares for the education of our children can join PTA -- grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, teachers, and businesses!

Does PTA spend money on fluffy pencils for teachers?

No, all purchases made by the PTA are carefully screened and voted on by the board and, at general meetings, by the entire PTA membership.  

How many layers are there to PTA?

Your school's PTA board consists of an executive board and several committees, each headed by a chair to coordinate efforts.  This board will meet monthly with three general membership meetings incorporating the entire PTA membership -- all PTA members are welcome at board meetings, however!  The next level up is the District PTA, then State, and finally National, all with similar board structures.  Your school PTA meets regularly with the district boards and has access to the state and national levels through conferences, telephone, and internet. 

How can I get involved?

Volunteer!  Ask any PTA member you see and they can direct you to a volunteer opportunity within PTA, or you can email us at  Board positions and committee chairs are positions nominated and voted on every year -- again, contact any PTA member or email us for information on what a position entails.  There are so many ways to help, and all you need is a spare hour or two to really make a difference.  We encourage everyone to join PTA with your membership, but also join PTA with your heart and your time.

Who do I contact if I would like to volunteer?

We would love to have you volunteer with our students and teachers at Cypress Cove.  Feel free to send an email to the PTA presidents at or by note through your child's teacher.

Thank you for your willingness to be involved in your child's education by providing your time and talents.  Volunteers do make a difference!