What does the PTA do? How does the PTA benefit our kids?
And where do we spend the money?
The Butler PTA is a volunteer organization of parents and teachers that supports your child's education. The Butler PTA funds field trips and enrichment programs to enhance, elevate, and diversify each Butler student's school experience.
Arts & Enrichment Programs funded by the PTA in years past have included:
- Field trips: Apple picking at Carlson's Orchards and Davis Farmland for Kindergarten; The Butterfly Place for 1st grade, Land Sakes Farm for 2nd grade; MIT, NE Aquarium, and Freedom Trail for 3rd grade; Lowell Mills for 4th grade
- In-school presentations: Insects Workshop (Steve Lechner), Weather Presentation (Steve Lechner), Meteorologist, and Kite workshop for 1st grade, Sled Dogs (John Kenney), Kenya (Gail LaRocca), and Soil Habitat (Mass Audubon/Habitat) for 2nd grade, Rocks and Minerals and Sound Programs (MOS) for 4th grade, Jeff Kinney visit.
- All school assemblies: Science assembly from Slapstick Science; African Drumming assembly from Crocodile River Music.
The Butler PTA sponsors a variety of family-oriented and community-building events:
- Fall Picnic
- Library Night
- Art Show
- Math and Science Night
- Fall Book Fair and Ice Cream Social
- 2 Walk to School Days
- Sprint Planting and Cleanup
- 2 Hours for Butler
- International Fair
- Color Day
- Fourth Grade Moving On Ceremony
The Butler PTA funds teachers’ instructional expenses, textbooks, and library books as well as Principal's Curriculum Priorities including Chrome books.
Joining a local PTA also makes you a member of the state and national organization, and includes certain benefits and discounts: National PTA benefits