Be active at Nederland Elementary School – Join the PTA!
Reason #1: Your child benefits. When parents are connected to the school you build a relationship with your child’s teachers, principal, and office staff, it will be far easier to communicate about any problem (or victory) that occurs throughout the year.
Reason #2: You will be in the know. The PTA knows what’s happening with the school, who’s involved, and usually plans many of the events.
Reason #3: You’ll tap into a network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, to build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences to make the school year better for everyone.
Reason #4: You can be part of the solution. By getting involved at your child’s school you can help make positive changes. The PTA plays an important role in fundraising to provide experiential education, additional learning experiences through before- and after-school programs, and support to our teachers.
Reason #5: You can meet other parents. The common bond all parents of school-aged children share is that we care about creating the best possible educational experience for our kids. We are neighbors and peers and as a result, many friendships are forged via this connection.
Reason #6: Your child will feel a sense of pride. Being part of the PTA will, in most cases, make your kids proud of you. They may not admit it (they may even grumble), but they will feel proud that their parents are involved in improving their school’s well-being.
Reason #7: You can have fun while doing good. Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery. Our PTA has helped in small ways (such as helping fund field trips for students) as well as in big-scale projects (such as Ned SHRED ski days at Eldora ). Because we work together towards one goal, we enjoy the finished product.
Reason #8: Your voice can be heard. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively bring change to your child’s school.
Reason #9: You can share your skills. Your child will beam for weeks after his/her parent comes to school and shares their career, hobby, or even just their time helping out at the school book fair. Stay-at-home parents as well as working parents all have individual talents they can share.
Reason #10: You can show that you care. By becoming a PTA member, you’re also becoming a role model and demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education as well as on being involved in their world.