Why Join PTA?

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When you purchase a PTA membership each year, you help provide educational and enrichment programs for our kids.

Did you know that the MCPS county budget does not cover many of the items our kids use everyday, things like BrainPop software licenses and classroom technology, reading level books, rugs and flexible seating, playground equipment and shade! That's paid for by our PTA, and we can only do that with your contribution.

By supporting PTA, through membership fees, financial or skills donations, or volunteer time, the school benefits, the kids benefit and you benefit!



Have you ever complained to a friend or neighbor about something happening at RCES, or at the MCPS or state level? Complain to us! That's what we're here for! 

We provide advocacy. Every child at our school is worth supporting and protecting. Children do not have the same power adults do, which is why advocacy has always been a big part of PTA’s mission, not only at the school level, but at our cluster, county and state level as well.

Our ultimate goal is to have one RCES PTA member for every family enrolled at our school, so that everyone has a voice. We want to grow the kind of community influence needed to support EVERY student in our care, to help them reach their full potential.  





RCES PTA needs to raise $50,000 during the 2019-2020 school year to support the school's needs. That comes out to about $50 per student. We know this amount is not possible for every family. We appreciate ANY amount, big or small!


$5.25 of every membership goes to our parent organizations, Montgomery County Council of PTAsMaryland PTA (MDPTA) and National PTA. The rest stays right here, enriching our kids' RCES experience! Are you ready to help?




How to Join?

Stop by the PTA table at Sneak Peek or Back to School Nights - we can accept cash, check or credit card. Or send your form, along with cash or check payment, to school with your child in an envelope marked 'PTA Membership'. Or, of course, join online using a credit card today. Payments are processed using PayPal, however no PayPal account is required




or print a membership form to join by check or cash (available during our fall appeal only)




Who can be a PTA member?

Everyone is welcome, regardless of where you live. Parents, students, grandparents, business owners, friends.... etc. If you're human, you can join us! (Sorry pets)




If I join, do I have to volunteer and attend meetings? 

Your commitment level is entirely up to you. Joining PTA is not the same as volunteering. If you choose to volunteer, we would love the help, however PTA is about much more, see above. 


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Discounts for PTA Members

National PTA teams up with businesses committed to supporting PTA’s mission of serving all children by offering our members special discounts, fundraising opportunities and other unique deals. Visit www.pta.org for information about discounts associated with the following companies and more:


AARP LifeLock
Relay MetLife
Lenovo Mountain America Credit Union
Good Housekeeping Quicken Loans
Hertz Office Depot



Locally, we're working on putting together discount offers at area businesses, keep an eye out during the school year!



Faculty Reimbursements

Where would PTA be without the "T"?

All teachers who join RCES PTA at the faculty rate of $10/year receive reimbursement of at least $110 toward items purchased for their classrooms. We are so happy that we can give back to those who give so much to our kids! 



So what are you waiting for? Join now!




Questions? Email membership@rces-pta.org