Benefits your child and benefits our schools. More than 85 rigorous academic research studies conducted over 30 years of research prove that kids do better when parents are involved. Grades are higher. Test scores improve. Attendance increases.
Connects you to a network. Parenting is not easy – it helps to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and educators in the community. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind.
Means more informed parents. Parents involved in PTA understand the challenges schools face and become part of the solution. They support improving education, both locally and legislatively. By developing a closer relationship with parents, student achievement improves, and the school develops a positive reputation in the community.
Boosts the well-being of children. PTAs focus on what students need to be successful in learning, including nutrition, health, and well-being. Whether the subject is school safety, physical fitness, or healthy breakfasts, PTAs work with school administrators to ensure that children are prepared to succeed.
Gets you connected and adds your voice to others. There’s no better way to know what is happening in your school. Regularly scheduled meetings are an opportunity for you to share information with other members. Because PTA is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions. PTA can be a way for you to suggest change at your child’s school more effectively.
Leverages volunteer power. PTA organizes hard-working and dedicated volunteers. Parents are ready and willing to help implement school improvement programs.
Provides Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students. Resource materials and training opportunities are plentiful in PTA.
Improves your skills. By volunteering with your PTA, you gain valuable experiences. It’s an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause – for your child and all children in the community.
Results in school improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school, you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs and social events – all vital to a school’s success.
Makes you a good role model. By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.