Your involvement benefits your child and the school. Research has proven that kids do better in school when parents are involved. Grades are higher, test scores improve, and attendance increases.
Joining connects you to a network. PTA events are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, build rapport, and discuss ideas.
Being a member means being more informed. Caregivers involved in the PTA understand the challenges the school faces and become part of the solution. They support improving education – both locally and legislatively – and as a result, schools develop a positive reputation in the community.
PTA involvement boosts children’s well-being, as programs focus on what students need in order to be successful in school, including the community engagement, physical fitness, better student-to-classroom adult ratios, and school safety.
Joining PTA gets you connected and gives you a voice. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school than by being part of the PTA, the main forum for exchanging ideas. At meetings, you are encouraged to make suggestions and more effectively create change at your school.
Being of service through PTA improves your skills. You’ll gain valuable leadership experience and have an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use.
An active PTA results in school improvement. PTAs play an important role in fundraising, which provides building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events – all vital elements to a school’s success.
Joining PTA makes you a good role model. You’ll be demonstrating to your children the importance you place on education and the ability of regular people to make a difference.