logo title pta

PTA Membership

The Hoover Parent Teacher Association (PTA) serves as a cooperative setting to bring parents and teachers together to ensure open communication and understanding of the school program.

Funds raised by the Hoover PTA are used:

  • To supplement technology expenditures and to support the Junior Museum Science Program.
  • To provide discretionary funds for each teacher and specialists so they can supplement classroom materials and activities.
  • To defray publishing cost of the Hedgehog News, Hoover Handbook, and Hoover Directory.
  • To host special community building events and school receptions.

Value of a PTA Membership

With more than one million members, California State PTA is the largest volunteer organization in the state dedicated to improving the well being of all children and youth.

Joining Hoover PTA supports local, state and national efforts to improve the education of children and the lives of families. Membership provides the opportunity for individuals to raise their voices with others throughout the state and nation to protect children’s rights. Membership ensures that PTA’s voice is heard on issues affecting young people as well as providing opportunities for parent education, communication and leadership development.

Getting involved in PTA builds skills in leadership, communication and advocacy. Active members are a valuable community resource for starting and maintaining projects to benefit children.

Perks of being a Hoover PTA Member

As a member of the California State PTA, you work hard all year to advocate for children, promote parent and family involvement in schools, and improve the lives of all children and families. Here are a few extra perks of membership available exclusively to PTA members.

Download a printable version of our Member Perks flier to share with your members. English [pdf]

Exclusive Perks for PTA Members from T-Mobile

T-Mobile provides great discounts on monthly service plans and mobile products, so no matter where you are, you can stay connected. PTA members receive:

  • Discounts on phones and devices
  • 14% off all lines of service on eligible monthly recurring charges
  • Waived activation fees for each new line of service ($35 savings per line)

Place your order using the new PTA Ordering Portal by clicking here, or contact Advantage Direct at (866) 464-8662 and use the promo code NATPTA.

Discounts of up to 85% off retail prices

1JourneyEd offers thousands of market-leading software and technology products, including those published by Microsoft and Adobe, at discounts of up to 85 percent off retail prices to PTA members. In addition to the already discounted academic prices, PTA members will receive an extra 5% off!*


JourneyEd's Featured Vendor for November and December is Corel. Every day, millions of people depend on Corel software solutions to capture and communicate their ideas—across platforms, across devices and across continents. While these individuals may have different priorities and demands, they are united in their need for software and solutions that accelerate their productivity, amplify the impact of their ideas and give them a competitive edge. Visit http://www.journeyed.com/perks and use Priority Code 450989 to learn more and to receive the extra 5% off.

*Restrictions may apply.

Jamba Juice launches their new "Sip to Support" program!

1Jamba Juice is excited to announce that their new "Sip to Support" program is here! Registration will open on December 6. Click here to find out more and to register your PTA. Special offer: Your PTA will be sent 30 free Jambawards when you register for the program and 10 of your supporters sign up for a "Sip to Support" card. Click here for a list of participating locations. If you have any questions, please email jambajuice@marqueta.com. Jamba Juice is also a proud sponsor of the "Why I Joined PTA" celebration.

Celebrate a teacher and plan a day of hands-on science!1

Earn one free adult or child admission with the purchase of one adult admission to LEGOLAND and either SEA LIFE Aquarium or LEGOLAND Water Park. This means a savings of up to $75! For more details, or to order coupons for your members for 2012-13, PTA unit presidents should visit www.legoland.com/pta. Please allow several weeks for coupon delivery.

LEGOLAND is sponsoring special Teacher Appreciation Days with free admission for teachers Saturdays and Sundays from January 5 through 20. Book a special Science Day at LEGOLAND and SEA LIFE between January and April 2013 for hours of hands-on science activities. Reservations are required for both of these specials, so click here or call (760) 438-LEGO for more details and to make plans now.

It's always the season for science


You can explore an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest and natural history museum all under one living roof at the California Academy of Sciences, located inside Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Now until January 6, 2013, the California Academy of Sciences is filled with winter magic around every corner! Enjoy indoor snow flurries in the central piazza, a "Snowman Theater" and a whole suite of holiday-themed programs.

California State PTA members can now pre-purchase and print discounted tickets at www.calacademy.org/etickets

Password: alligator
*User ID and password are space- and case-sensitive.

For a printable flier with visiting hours and more information, please click here.

Save up to 20% off car rentals with Hertz


National PTA Member Benefits provider, Hertz, is the world's largest airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 8,500 locations in 146 countries worldwide. Hertz is proud to offer PTA members up to 20% off using discount CDP# 1929580 every time you reserve.

Hertz Benefits

  • Save up to 20% using discount CDP# 1929580
  • Special promotions in addition to your discount
  • Fee Waived Hertz #1 Club Gold® enrollment—a $63 savings! Earn free rental days and receive expedited service

Hertz #1 Club Gold®

Enroll and receive expedited service, free rental days and special deals. This service is free to PTA members—(A $60 savings!).

More Savings

Hertz Special Offers — Check out the latest deals to use in addition to your discount. Just reserve with your discount CDP# 1929580 and a Special Offer PC# and Save!

Reserve online or call (800) 654-2210.

California State PTA members save with Enterprise


PTA members are eligible for a fixed, discounted rate on all cars. Wherever you travel, whenever you travel, and no matter when you make your reservations, you'll always receive the same low rate, depending on the vehicle you rent. And you can go directly to the business line to pick up your car.

Enterprise also makes it fast and easy for California State PTA members to make arrangements for car rental needs. To obtain a PTA discount, visit:


If you have any questions, please contact Enterprise at (916) 787-4500

Here's a new Member Perk that literally saves lives!

1California State PTA is proud to announce a collaboration with the nonprofit, vendor-neutral Via Foundation, to provide Automated External Defibrillator (AED) packages.

In 2011, the California State PTA passed a resolution supporting Automated External Defibrillator (AED) programs in schools. The Via Foundation has created a guide to help PTAs and schools evaluate their AED needs and walk them through the steps necessary to implement a successful AED program.

For more information, and to view the guide, click here or call (800) 284-0125.

PTA members are eligible to get discounts on auto insurance

National PTA is pleased to announce that MetLife Auto & Home® offers PTA members access to valuable features and benefits, including special group discounts on auto insurance, as our Member Benefits Provider.

With MetLife Auto & Home, PTA Members can:

  • Take advantage of group discounts
  • Receive a discount for bank account deduction
  • Save more with Multi-Car Discount
  • Choose from a variety of insurance policies to meet coverage needs

MetLife will be sending members more information on this benefit in mid-March.

445 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Phone:(650)320-8106 Fax:(650)-493-8130
Copyright 2013-2014 Herbert Hoover Elementary School PTA All rights reserved.