What is the DCPTA?

Duanesburg Community Parent Teacher Association (DCPTA) is a chartered chapter of the national PTA organization. Its mission is to create an environment in which every child in our community can be reach their full potential through collaboration with families, the school district, community members and local businesses.

What are the benefits of being a part of a national organization?

Being part of the national PTA organization gives our chapter structure, legitimacy, oversight, financial regulations, chapter bylaws, standardized training and affordable insurance coverage. It also grants us nonprofit tax status (501c3), access to national academic programming, scholarship opportunities for students, continuing education for teachers and community members and representation in national and statewide advocacy efforts.

Who can be a member of the DCPTA?

Anyone! DCPTA welcomes membership from parents, teachers, administrators, students, extended family, friends, neighbors, community members and local businesses. Everyone is encouraged to join.

Is there a fee for membership?

Yes. Annual dues for each member is $8.00, although we typically reduce that fee significantly each fall to encourage membership renewals and new memberships. $4.00 from each membership is forwarded to the national PTA organization to fund scholarships, educational opportunities and advocacy efforts. The remainder (less a processing fee) helps to fund DCPTA. 

What are the benefits of membership?

Being a member of DCPTA allows you to have a voice in the initiatives, policies and focus of our organization. Your DCPTA membership offers many other benefits, including discounts at businesses such as AARP, Hertz Car Rentals, LifeLock Identity Theft Protection, LifeTouch National School Studios, MetLife, Quicken Loans, TeenSafe Smart Phone Monitoring, Sylvan Learning Center, and many more! Visit www.pta.org/benefits for a full list of participating businesses. 

How can I become a member?

Please join us! You can join online <link to membership registration>, come to an in-person meeting and sign-up for membership then, or print off our registration form and send it (along with payment) into school with your child or mail it to: DCPTA, 165 Chadwick Road, Delanson NY 12053. 

How do I join a committee?

We would love your help on a committee! You can either email the committee chair directly (visit our Contact Us page for email information) or you can fill out our survey and we will contact you soon. 

How do I run for the board?

You can learn more about our nominations process by visiting our nominations page. Our nominations process begins in February each year, and we hold our elections in June. 

When is the next meeting?

We hold our general membership meetings on the first Wednesday every-other month. You can find dates for upcoming membership, board and committee meetings on our calendar page and minutes from previous meetings and the agenda for our next meeting are available on our documents page.

If I have an idea for DCPTA, how do I share it?

We love receiving ideas! Please email info@dcpta.org to share your thoughts.