• What does the PTA do at James K. Polk Elementary?

    Information: The PTA helps keep families informed about all things Polk Elementary. We can also answer questions and help connect parents and families to resources. 

    Community: We organize our annual Scholastic Book Fair, host Back to School and Family Fun nights, and other events to bring our community together. In light of the COVID restrictions this year, we are working hard to deliver fun, yet safe, outdoor activities and events!

    Advocacy: We work closely with Principal Carter, district officials, and our Alexandria network of PTAs to influence decisions that affect all of our students.

    Financial: We reimburse teachers for classroom expenses, provide grants for teacher-led special projects, and contribute to city-wide efforts to support ACPS students and families.

    How can you be involved this year? 

    Join the PTA!

    New and old PTA members - get logged into MemberHub and join the PTA for the 2021-2022 year for only $10! Your membership means that you support our efforts and goals. Your membership also gives you voting privileges at our general meetings. View the PTA bylaws

    Get Connected!

    Find us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. We also have a weekly newsletter that contains can’t miss information! Make sure you subscribe to our newsletter!

    Attend a PTA Meeting!

    PTA meetings are usually scheduled on the third Tuesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.. Our meetings will be virtual until further notice. Once we can meet in person, childcare will be available for all school-aged children (translation is available). Our first meeting will immediately follow Back to School Night events on Thursday, September 9th. We hope to see you there.

    Come to PTA events!

    Join your children at their school for special events! 


    For the PTA to be effective and truly representative of the school, we need you! You are an important part of the Polk Community. Whether you have 30 minutes or a couple of hours, your ideas, your time, your talents, and your voice is needed. Please fill out our volunteer form to be contacted for volunteer opportunities.   

    Thank you in advance for your support. Please contact the PTA at talktopolkpta@gmail.com with any questions, comments, or concerns. 

  • September 15, 7:00 p.m. – PTA Meeting

    October 19, 7:00 p.m. – PTA Meeting

    November 16, 7:00 p.m. – PTA Meeting

    December – No PTA Meeting

    January 18, 7:00 p.m. – PTA Meeting

    February 15, 7:00 p.m. – PTA Meeting

    March 15, 7:00 p.m. – PTA Meeting

    April 26, 7:00 p.m. – PTA Meeting

    May 17, 7:00 p.m. – PTA meeting