WHO SHOULD JOIN?
You, our Pacific Sky families, teachers and staff. We are aiming for 100% participation. All family members from the same family can join and become paid members too! Every contribution makes a difference! Your contribution to Pacific Sky PTA directly benefits Pacific Sky students’ education and school experience.
Pacific Sky PTA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with California State PTA and National PTA organizations. Our mission is to:
Work together with the school community to provide the best possible school experience for our Pacific Sky pilots!
The PTA is different from and in addition to the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF). DMSEF funds are primarily for STEAM+ teachers district-wide. The PTA offers and supports programs, events, clubs geared towards enriching school experience for students and building the community at Pacific Sky School. Both are equally important. Please support both PTA and DMSEF.
More info about the programs/events being planned for the current school year can be found at Programs.
In addition to the membership and donations, we also rely heavily on volunteers from the school community for making the programs/events possible and successful. Please refer to We Need You! for our volunteer openings.
IF I JOIN, WHAT WILL I HAVE TO DO?
We hope you will want to be involved through volunteer opportunities, participating our programs/events, and attending the association meetings and having a voice there, but there are no obligations - we appreciate your support. Your membership donation is important to fund our community and school based programs.
PTA MEMBERS VS. NON-MEMBERS
DIFFERENT FUNDING SOURCES IN THE SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD) (taxpayers’ money)
For school, admins, teachers, and 60% of STEAM+ teachers
Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) (donations)
For 40% of STEAM+ teachers; notable event: Jog-A-Thon
Room parents (donations)
For class parties and teacher/aide gifts specific to each classroom
Pacific Sky PTA (membership dues and donations)
For various school-based and community-building programs/events to enhance the school experience for our Pacific Sky pilots, such as Teacher Mini-Grants (independent of room parents), Assemblies, Clubs, Field Day, School Carnival, International Night, Book Fair, Teacher and Staff Appreciation, etc.