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What is the PTA all about???

I just joined the PTA at my son's school and was wondering what it's all about. What can I be expecting as a new member? What kinds of things will we discuss? What does it all entail? Thanks in advance!


Asked by Anonymous at 10:41 PM on Aug. 22, 2009 in

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  • you can be as involved as you want in the pta, you can go to every meeting and attend every function or you can pick and choose. they do book fairs, carnivals, teacher days, all kinds of great things for the schools! Ours just purchased new playground equipment for the school! As a parent you can meet new people and get ideas and raise issues that you are concerned about! You will be so glad you joined its worth it!I think it is very worth while to join!

    Answer by threeboysmama at 8:08 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • The PTA does alot with arranging fundraisers for the school,and discussing different activities and what not...they also may vote on different issues that the school maybe having...It also gives parents a chance to voice their opinions about school activities.have fun!!

    Answer by dakotasmommy06 at 11:05 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • money

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • politics and fundraising. lol

    Answer by SEEKEROFSHELLS at 12:39 AM on Aug. 23, 2009

  • It can be very influential in your school....or not. Depends on your school. It can be a status thing within your school (political) and the more active some parents are the more your child is cushioned. Actually, good for you to be a part of the Parent Teacher Association. Weather it is an effective organization or not - teachers and administrators take note of which parents participate and which do not. Fundraising can be very important, I wouldn't knock it. But also you have the opportunity to make some real changes in how teachers and the school as a whole runs more smoothly. For example some issues some PTA's have done: new playgrounds, how car line pick up should go better, special activities that year, types of field trips, school supplies, safety and security in the schools....there are tons of things. Big and small.  >


    Answer by frogdawg at 7:29 AM on Aug. 23, 2009