Every year during school orientation, a table with a group of parents asks, “Would you like to join the PTA?”
While there are many reasons parents may have to not join, I want to share with you why you should.
First, let’s eliminate the stigmas parents think of when they hear PTA:
Not all members are moms; dads are welcome as well.
You do not have to carve out a considerable amount of time to make a difference.
Money is not a requirement.
So what does the PTA do?
The role of the PTA is to bring personnel and parents together to serve the school's students and enhance the student's educational experience. As well as provide a voice for the families at the school.
The PTA also impacts the school by raising money to help pay for field trips, facility upgrades, and academic programs.
The organization’s executive team meets once a month. Parents and teachers can join the organization without attending the meetings as executive board members.
You may still be wondering "what are the benefits for my family?", which is a valid question.
Research shows that when parents are involved in their children’s education, children are more likely to have higher grades, better behavior, and increased student confidence.
Parents also benefit by creating strong parent connections and receiving facetime with administrators and teachers. Additionally, parents receive a better view of their student's school life.
It is also essential to note schools with involved parents have better morale among teachers.