Join the PTA!

Why should I join the PTA?

The Wayside Elementary School PTA is successful because of committed and generous parents like you! Every year our PTA plans, hosts, and funds numerous events, such as Bingo Night, Skate Night, Multicultural Night, Community Service Night, STEM Night, the Spring Carnival, and the Art Fair. The PTA funds important programs and resources, including BrainPop, IXL, and cultural assemblies. We also support our teachers and staff throughout the school year.

How much does it cost to join the PTA?

PTA membership dues are $35. All PTA members will get one free copy of the school directory.

How do I join the PTA?

For returning members: Verify your contact information in AtoZ and pay membership dues and direct donations here:

This link provides directions for returning families.

For new members, and for anyone without an AtoZ account: Follow these directions.

Do I have to volunteer my time when I join the PTA?

No! Joining the PTA does not commit you to volunteering. We are mindful of parents’ busy lives and welcome your time and expertise in any way that fits your schedule.

How else can I support the Wayside PTA?

Please contribute to our Direct Donation Campaign! The membership dues do not cover the cost of everything the PTA does for Wayside Elementary School, so we ask members to consider a donation of $100 per family. You can add a direct donation to your online payment or check when you renew your membership or join the PTA.

Questions? Contact Ellen Giller, membership chair, at

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