PTA FAQs

-What does PTA fund?

Many programs at APE are not paid for by the district and the PTA fundraisers, like Sailor Fest,  help fund them.  Some of these are:

Field Trips for every grade level

New pavilion cover and benches

Programs and assemblies

PTA Reflections Program

Parent Education Nights (Bedtime Stories, Math Night, and Science Night)

Teacher Appreciation events

Gifting items to APE (front office benches)

Classroom Educational Materials (guided reading books, manipulatives)

Facilities Beautification

Student Directory

Field Day

Class Parties

-Why do we have to have fundraisers? Isn’t my PTA membership enough?

The Texas PTA and National PTA have dues, which is what PTA memberships go towards.  Therefore, we have fundraisers to raise money for the PTA.

-The company I work for has a gifting program, can I donate to APE PTA?

YES! Please talk to your company’s HR and fill out the necessary paperwork for us to receive a corporate match! Any contribution, no matter how small, is appreciated!

Contact our Treasurer for more information at treasurer@austinparkwaypta.org

-How do I become a PTA member?

Go to www.joinpta.org

Search TEXAS, Fort Bend ISD, Austin Parkway Elementary

-How do I become an APE PTA Board Member?

-Our board has nominations for open positions in April of each year.  If you are interested in being considered for an open position, please contact our VIPS Coordinator at vips@austinparkwaypta.org

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