The Great PTA Sign Up Day on Feb 10 was a great success! Thank you!

Thank you for your participation. Together we are shining a light on membership! Mary Sotomayor and the NYS PTA Membership Team
2/2/2021 -The Great PTA Sign Up Day – Only 1 Week to Go!

Greetings Unit Leaders

Get ready- the big day is next week! Please share this email with your membership chair.

The countdown is on to the Great PTA Sign Up Day on Wednesday, February 10. With 1 week to go, we are asking all units to join us in this effort. Our statewide goal for the day is to register 1250 new members.

Each week of the countdown, we offer tips and tools you can use to make the day a success.

Here is 1 thing you can do now to prepare for the Great PTA Sign Up Day:

Prepare to celebrate! Draft a thank you note to all your new members – email it directly to them and/or or post on your social media.


1/26/2021 – The Great PTA Sign Up Day – Only 2 Weeks to Go!

Greetings Unit Leaders,

Get ready – the big day is coming soon! Please share this email with your membership chair.

The countdown is on to the Great PTA Sign Up Day on Wednesday, February 10.

With 2 weeks to go, we are asking all units to join us in this effort. Our statewide goal for the day is to register 1250 new members. Each week we will offer tips and tools you can use to make the day a success.

Here are 2 things you can do now to prepare for the Great PTA Sign Up Day:

  1. Take a look at your MemberHub store. NYS PTA will be directing potential members to the Search to Join link. Click the link and search for your unit. Open the link to your MemberHub Store and make sure all of the options for membership in your PTA are available. If you need help with your online store, please contact Dania Welch at the state office dwelch@nyspta.org.
  2. Go for a two-fer! Register and pay for 10 new members in February and your unit will earn the Founders Day Award. Current members who recruit a new member to join and then comment about it on one of NYS PTA Founders Day Facebook posts will be eligible for a prize drawing for themselves and their PTA. Get all the details about the Founders Day Award here.

If you missed any of our countdown emails, see them all here!

This is the last week of our flash prize drawings! Post your Membership Goal Thermometer on your social media now and tag @NYSPTA for your PTA’s chance to win in one of our flash prize drawings going on in January. No social media? Publish it in a newsletter or email to your members and send a copy to us at chat@nyspta.org.


1/19/2021 – The Great PTA Sign Up Day – only 3 Weeks to Go!

Greetings Unit Leaders,

Excitement is building! Please share this email with your membership chair.

The countdown is on to the Great PTA Sign Up Day on Wednesday, February 10. With 3 weeks to go, we are asking all units to join us in this effort. Our statewide goal for the day is to register 1250 new members. Each week we will offer tips and tools you can use to make the day a success.

Here are 3 things you can do now to prepare for the Great PTA Sign Up Day:

  1. Do you know the simple 3-letter word that is the secret to membership success? It’s ASK! Countless surveys over the years have all concluded that the main reason that people join PTA is that they were ASKed.
  2. Check out this quick video from National PTA on running a successful virtual membership campaign and the importance of your “ASK”- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u59SNIk5frg&feature=emb_logo
  3. Brainstorm with your team what your “ASK” message will be and who will be on your “ASK” list. Think other parents, grandparents, administration, school board members, local businesspeople and professionals like pediatric and dental office staff and elected officials. Start sharing your “ASK” message on your social media and in your communications with your school families.

Flash prize drawings are continuing! Display your Membership Goal Thermometer on your social media now and tag @NYSPTA for your unit’s chance to win in one of our flash prize drawings going on in January. No social media? Publish it in a newsletter or email to your members and send a copy to us at chat@nyspta.org.


1/11/2021 – The Great PTA Sign Up Day – 4 Weeks to Go!

We have an exciting announcement! Please share this email with your membership chair.

The countdown is on to the Great PTA Sign Up Day on Wednesday, February 10. With 4 weeks to go, we are asking all units to join us in this effort. Our statewide goal for the day is to register 1250 new members. Over the next four weeks, we will provide you with all the tips and tools you need to make the day a success.

Here are 4 things you can do now to prepare for the Great PTA Sign Up Day:

  1. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 10 and share the date with your PTA Board.
  2. Customize your Membership Goal Thermometer showing your unit’s progress toward your annual membership goal.
  3. Start thinking about how you can promote the Great PTA Sign Up Day in your community.
  4. Gather a team of 2-3 (or more) membership cheerleaders to assist you.

This week, New York State PTA will start spreading the word about the Great PTA Sign Up Day by way of social media, emails and press releases to local media outlets. We would appreciate it if you would share our social media posts on any of the platforms your unit uses.

P.S.- You do not have to wait until the Great PTA Sign Up Day to display your Membership Goal Thermometer. Post it on your social media now and tag @NYSPTA for your unit’s chance to win in one of our flash prize drawings in January. No social media? Publish it in a newsletter or in an email to your members and send a copy to us at chat@nyspta.org.