There are many benefits to your family, our school if you join the Cedar Grove Elementary School PTA. We are a stronger community when all families participate in the PTA. The PTA is a great way for parents, teachers and staff to enrich the experience of all out students. Being a member of the PTA allows you to be involved within the school community. Parent involvement is a key factor in your child’s educational success.
A membership to the PTA costs $25 per family. Your membership fee includes the following:
- Voting rights on all matters related to the Cedar Grove ES PTA, including where PTA raised funds should be spent.
- One print copy of the Cedar Grove ES School Directory
- Two votes in PTA legislative activities
- Membership to Montgomery County PTA (MCCPTA), Maryland PTA (MDPTA) and the National PTA
- Mandatory dues for these organization are $10.50 per family, which are taken out of the membership fee.
The rest of your PTA membership fee (approximately $15) goes directly to supporting ALL staff and students (not just PTA members) through PTA sponsored activities. We help provide programs, supplies, equipment and technology requested by staff to enhance the curriculum at Cedar Grove. We also support activities that enhance your child’s educational experience, including Cultural Arts Assemblies, Around the World Night, and much more. The PTA also sponsors a number of community building events like the Back-to-School Picnic, Talent Show, Color Run Family Bingo Night and more.
Monies raised through the membership fee only cover about 15% of the costs for programs, supplies and activities covered by the PTA. That is why donations and fundraising are such a vital part of supporting the PTA and Cedar Grove ES.
Each year, only about half of Cedar Grove ES families become PTA members but we would love to see more families join!
For more information click here: Join the PTA.
Make a donation
Membership dues account for less than 15% of our annual budget. Each year we run a direct donation campaign to help us fill the gap. The CGES PTA is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and your donation may be tax deductible. 100% of donations go to help our children and our school. Receipts can be provided upon request, and all contribution information will be kept confidential.
Please click here to Make a Donation!
Spirit Wear is a great gift for your Cedar Grove ES students, siblings and the adults in their lives. Cedar Grove Spirit Wear is perfect for Spirit Fridays and ideal for class field trips for both the students and the chaperones. Show your support for Cedar Grove ES by wearing Spirit Wear any day of the year!
Stay tuned for information about our 2020-2021 Spirit Wear Sale!
Advertise in our School Directory
In the fall, the PTA publishes its annual directory of students and distributes it to PTA members. The directory is a vital resource used throughout the school year. Therefore, ads placed in the directory are viewed year-round! In addition, an ad in the directory shows our community that your business supports our school! Thanks for your support!
Purchase goods and services from vendors who support the PTA
Numerous businesses provide financial support to the PTA when you patronize their establishments. When you patronize a business that advertises in the Cedar Grove Calendar or the Student Directory, remember to mention that you saw their ad.