10 reasons to get involved with the Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
As parents and carers, you are ALL automatically a member of the PTA - your voice counts.
Our PTA depends on a continual cycle of parent involvement. As children reach their final year and leave, so do their parents. Without our parents and carers support, we have no PTA – WE REALLY DO NEED YOU!
1. YOU ARE VITAL TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SCHOOL
Schools are becoming more and more dependent on their PTAs for funds.
2. IT IS TOTALLY FLEXIBLE!
Give what you can when you can.
There are a variety of small ways you can help and be involved – from designing a poster, photocopying and distributing letters in the school, cleaning up after an event, helping out on a stall.
Giving up just 30 minutes of your time to help the PTA is invaluable. If everyone could spare 30 minutes a term to help, just think what we could achieve!
You do not have to attend PTA meetings – you can use our contact details to send in ideas for discussion – firstname.lastname@example.org
3. YOU WILL FEEL MORE CONNECTED
There is no better way to know what events are being planned, have your say or make new fundraising suggestions, than by offering your help and support.
4. YOU WILL BE PART OF A GREAT NETWORK
Every PTA event is an opportunity to meet other parents in the same situation as you.
You will be part of a like-minded network of people who all share a common goal of improving the school for all our children.
5. MAKE A DIFFERENCE
By volunteering to help the PTA, you will be able to use whatever skills you have for a noble cause.
Our PTA strive to establish a supportive and encouraging community for the entire school.
6. WE ARE NOT JUST FOR MUMS!
It is important to our PTA, our school and our pupils to have dads represented.
Are you a dad with a skill that would come in useful?
7. BE A ROLE MODEL
Your children will see you playing an active part in making their education more varied.
Getting involved illustrates good teamwork and community spirit.
8. WHAT THE PTA DOES AFFECTS EVERY PARENTS AND PUPIL
Your voice matters – the PTA Committee is made up of people elected to represent you, so help us to do this effectively.
Your ideas and involvement can help improve the quality of education for all the children at our school.
See the smiles on their faces and know that you have played a part in making school a little more comfortable and fun!
9. IT IS FUN!
Help plan fun events, socials and get-togethers.
Suggest NEW fun ways to raise funds.
Get your whole family involved!
Our children are only at school for a relatively short time. PTA events such as Christmas and Summer Fairs will be remembered fondly by our children for a lifetime.
The equipment and resources the PTA helps fund, make learning even more engaging.
Help us continue to create lasting memories for our children.
St Paul’s PTA