Join PTA

As we begin another exciting school year, the PTA welcomes you to Short Pump Elementary School.  As parents, we share a great enthusiasm in supporting and encouraging our children.  I invite you to express that enthusiasm for our school by joining the PTA today!

Why should you join the PTA?  Your membership is a solid show of support for our school which enables students, teachers, and administrators to reach their goals and achieve all that we want out of a quality educational experience.  Membership in the PTA also makes a strong statement that we are a school with a dedicated group of parents and a community that wants the best for our children.  Additionally, for just $5, your membership affords all of the following:

  • Funding and volunteer support for school-wide cultural arts events, STREAM room, parent programming, teacher resource fund, Fifth Grade Celebration, staff appreciation, room parent support and much more.
  • The ability to have a voice in your local PTA as well as in the Virginia General Assembly and US Congress by having an opportunity to vote on state and national legislative policies that affect our children at school and in the community.
  • Automatic membership in the Virginia PTA and the National PTA.
  • Online parenting resources, including articles from the National PTA’s Our Children magazine.
  • E-newsletters on parenting and legislative issues important to children, schools, and families.
  • Exclusive National PTA discounts (Hertz, MetLife, Schwan’s Cares, Staples and Sylvan Learning).

We are asking every mother, father, teacher, neighbor and grandparent to join the SPES PTA as we strive to exceed 100% membership.  If you have more than one student at SPES, each child’s class will be credited with participation when you join.  The membership fee is $5.00 per person ($10 for both parents).   Of the $5.00 membership fee, $3.25 goes to local, state and national dues.  SPES will keep $1.75!

Join the SPES PTA by completing the paper Easy Registration Form and returning the form and payment to school


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Need help joining the PTA online? Here are detailed instructions.

Please join the Short Pump Elementary School PTA today!  With your participation and support, we can continue our successful partnership with our school and our children.