The most important way to support Becker is to become a PTA member! Dues are just $8 per adult per year, and we encourage all parents and grandparents of each child to join. Join online (Select “Herman Becker Elementary” and please pay $9.50 per person to cover the online payment fee) or drop your cash or check in the PTA box in the school office.
Becker Elementary prides itself on its active PTA, and the PTA helps fund and organize all kinds of enrichment activities, classroom supports, and events. When you join, you can let us know your interests. There is something for everyone!
Need more reasons to join? Check out the benefits from Texas PTA.
Your time is the most valuable resource you can give to Becker staff and students, so please volunteer when you can! There are volunteer opportunities year round, and specific calls are send home via flyers in Thursday Folders and posted on the News Blog.
Please fill out our volunteer form to let us know what your interests are. By filling it out, you are simply showing interest, not signing up. The chair of the committee you are showing interest in will contact you with spots that need to be filled. Click HERE for committee descriptions.
It is AISD policy that all volunteers who will not be directly supervised by a staff member at all times register and enter your information for a background check. This is a process that must be completed every year. Click HERE to instructions on how to register.
While You're Shopping
Clip Box Tops from the packaging of your purchased goods and send them to school with your child. Becker earns money for every clipped Box Top. The class that turns in the most Box Tops wins a special prize! Visit www.boxtops4education.com to see which brands offer Box Tops for Education.
As you shop on Amazon, please consider using *AmazonSmile and support “Herman Becker Elementary PTA” while you shop! Every penny counts for PTA, and this is an easy way to give back (doesn’t cost you anything…except the brain power to remember to use it ). And SHARE, SHARE, SHARE with family and friends that are looking for a good cause to support! Put it in your Bookmark Bar in your web browser for easy access or use this tool that will “automatically turn your everyday Amazon purchases into AmazonSmile donations.”
* AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
Do you shop at Randall’s? As a part of Randall’s Good Neighbor Program, Randall’s will donate 1% of your purchases to Becker. Just complete the brief form at your neighborhood Randall’s and support Becker with every purchase! The Becker Good Neighbor Program code is 9359.
- The No Fuss Fundraiser is a simple, convenient way to support the Becker PTA—no selling required! Just donate funds, and 100% of them go directly to supporting PTA programs.
- One of our most fun and quick fundraisers is Friday Funday! The first Friday of every month, we host a sale of a special treat for parents and children after school. These have included ice cream and Kona Ice trucks, bake sales, a hot cocoa stand, sales of Becker spirit items, and more. We need parents to help set up and organize Friday Fundays, sell treats after school, and donate baked goods or other items.
- Fall Fest is a Becker tradition and the PTA’s most important fundraiser. The autumn festival features games, prizes, food trailer fare, live music, and tons of school spirit! At Fall Fest, you’ll mingle with Becker staff, students, parents, and members of the surrounding community. Fall Fest raises funds through sponsorship opportunities, food sales and ticket sales.
- Becker has reinvented the elementary school dance with Pachanga! A fun-filled evening of dance, music, food fare and more, this event celebrates our family, Latino culture, and our future bilingual community leaders. Pachanga is free and open to the public, and funds are raised through silent auctions, food sales and sales of other spirit items. Many events are featured throughout the school year, just come out and have some fun while supporting Becker PTA programs!!!
Money Raised Will Fund:
Social Emotional Learning / Whole Child (Creative Action Daytime Programming, Girls Empowerment, Teacher SEL Training, Field Trips, PTA Community Event Programming), STEAM Initiatives (Innovation Lab Materials, Quarterly STEAM Days, Math Pentathlon, Coding Club), Additional Academic Programs (Academic Tutoring, Advanced Teacher Training, Dual Language Teaching Materials and Training), and other support needed to fill gaps from Becker’s 50% budget cut (Communities in Schools, Lunch Monitors, Technology Upgrades).