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The Swanson PTA works to support the Swanson faculty and staff as they try to provide our kids with the best educational experience possible. The regular school budget just doesn’t cover all that is needed, and the PTA works to bridge that gap.   There are so many ways to be involved, big and small. We know that all parents want to support Swanson, and we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to play a part.  Be sure to join the email list for updates. Here are some of the ways you can make a difference: 


Support the PTA by paying your dues.  You have 2 options for membership:

  • Family membership (gives 2 adult members voting rights) $12
  • Individual membership (gives 1 adult member voting rights) $8.

Joining the PTA benefits your student and your school. Your dues go directly toward academic enrichment programs for our students, curriculum support for our teachers and staff (through our grant program), and the many other events and activities sponsored by the PTA. You can PAY PTA DUES ONLINE using our EZForm. Credit card and check payments accepted.


Everyone can be a part of the PTA.  From dropping off a bag of cookies to chairing a committee, it all helps! Make sure to sign up to receive a weekly PTA email so you know what is needed and what the Swanson PTA is doing. If you are interested in doing more, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Carri Berenson, at mailto:volunteer@swansonpta.org 


No-Stress Fundraiser

The No Stress Fundraiser is the our main fundraiser for the year. Nothing to sell, nothing to deliver. We keep it simple. No amount is too small, and all donations directly benefit Swanson and our kids.  Just give online or send a check!


Handmade Arlington

In the Spring, come and shop at Handmade Arlington! Swanson’s HA is becoming one of the top arts and crafts shows and has wonderful items for everyone.


Amazon Smile

Customers shop. Amazon gives. Go to Amazon.smile.com and “search for a charity”. Search for Swanson Middle PTA. Use amazon.smile.com instead of amazon.com every time you shop online.

Grocery Cards

Link your loyalty cards and raise funds for Swanson every time you shop! Harris Teeter, Giant, and Target all give a percentage back to Swanson.

Box Tops for Education

Save those box tops to turn in during the school year!