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!
Answer by threeboysmama at 8:08 AM on Aug. 23, 2009
Answer by dakotasmommy06 at 11:05 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 PM on Aug. 22, 2009
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.Â >
Answer by frogdawg at 7:29 AM on Aug. 23, 2009
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