Parent Involvement Tip #1: Join the PTA

The PTA offers an organized path to getting involved with your school and it’s policy-making process. It’s a forum for parents to meet each other, share opinions, and keep up-to-date with current news and events. But, the number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child.

Joining the PTA does not necessarily mean you have to hold a committee position and devote all your time to it. Though, if you have the time and resources, you can be very effective by being part of your school’s PTA board and making some significant changes. Apart from board positions, you can assist the various committees in their initiatives and programs.

As a PTA member, you will:

  • receive regular communications (emails, newsletters etc.) that will keep you abreast to the happenings in your school and community,
  • be able to attend PTA meetings for scoop on the latest issues,
  • discover great programs for parents and students,
  • be a role model, demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

It is very easy to join the PTA so make your New Year’s resolution a little early this year and be part of this organization and make a difference. If your school does not have a PTA, then join forces with other interested parents and start one! Fill out this form to show your interest and ask for help from the national PTA.

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  1. […] shared my very first tip on parent involvement a couple of days back. Though a small step to begin with, it can prove to be a huge leap in your […]

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