Frequently Asked Questions about
Canyon Creek PTA Membership


How does Canyon Creek PTA support my child?

PTA is proud to have sponsored, funded or staffed a variety of events and programs. Here are a few examples:

  • In the classroom:  art docent supplies and art docents.
  • Outside the classroom: Family Fun nights, STEM Night, STEM Fair, Math Challenge, Multicultural Night..and more!

Why join Canyon Creek PTA?

We are part of the National Parent Teacher Association® (PTA) which is the oldest child advocacy organization in the United States. The National PTA provides parents and families with a powerful legislative voice to speak on behalf of every child and the best tools to help their children be safe, healthy, and successful—in school and in life.

Your membership is your voice (legislative voice) for the children of Canyon Creek Elementary. The more members our PTA has, the more voting delegates we receive at the state level. More voting delegates means more votes that support the interests of our students and families. Our kids are worth the investment and a strong PTA illustrates our community’s support to our school and children.

How does PTA benefit me?

It pays to be a member! Washington State PTA and National PTA have made some strong partnerships with businesses and you can take advantage of the benefits. Check out some of the savings available:

Wild Waves Theme Park - Silverwood Theme Park - Great Wolf Lodge - FedEx - Hertz - Sylvan - MetLife - and more!  Click HERE for more details.

You will also have access to our PTA Weekly "Coyote Howler" Newsletter to keep informed of PTA and school events, as well as other district and community events that may be of interest.

Is my membership fee tax-deductible?

Yes! Your membership fee, additional memberships, any memberships you sponsor - and any additional donation amount IS tax deductible!! 

Who can join?

Anyone can be a PTA member! 

PTA membership is open to everyone! Parents, guardians, students, grandparents, friends, extended family, neighbors, etc.

PTA is an inclusive organization and we invite all adults who care about children and schools to join. Although you may still participate in PTA activities without a formal membership, by joining you gain the right to vote on PTA issues - from board members to budgets! Join Today!

If I can't afford a membership, can I still get one?

YES! We have completely confidential membership scholarships that are available to anyone who requests. Request a scholarship by emailing our Membership Chair. Only the membership chair will know who requested one and she will not share that information. She will request that the treasurer mark one of the available scholarships as used - and she will enter the membership into the database like every other membership.

As a PTA member, do I need to volunteer?

It is optional how active of a member you would like to be. We welcome our wonderful volunteers in the programs and events we plan for the year! We also encourage member participation in general meetings and other activities. However, the amount of involvement with the PTA is your choice. Becoming a member is enough!

Do I need to come to meetings?

NO-- you do not have to attend any meetings!!! There is no meeting requirement for members. But we'd love to see you! PTA offers general membership meetings five times a year and we work hard to use the time to communicate important information and share programs on topics of interest to our families. Meetings are a great way to connect with other people in our school community and learn about the goings-on at Canyon Creek. We often feature student group performances (chorus, marimba) and guest speakers, which in the past, have included school board members, local law enforcement, district and county administrative officials, and more!