PTSA: Everyone Benefits

PTSA: Everyone Benefits

More than 30 years of research show that children do better when their parents and families are involved both at home and at school. Grades are higher. Test scores rise. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve.

You can make these outcomes a reality for your child, your school, and your community by being involved in PTSA. Everyone benefits from your involvement in PTA. Here are seven great reasons to join:

Be in the know. PTSA helps you keep up with what's happening at your school. And you'll find out what you can do to make a difference for your child and to make your school an even better place.

Access great resources. When you are part of PTSA, you have access to resources on topics ranging from childhood obesity to bullying to talking with your child about drugs and alcohol. PTSA is a great resource not only for your school and community but also for you as you navigate the parenting process.

Make connections. Whether you attend PTSA meeting and events or just link in via emails and newsletters, through PTSA you'll connect with others who share your concern for children and their education. PTSA is a way to meet others and build relationships.

Hone your skills. In PTSA you'll have the opportunity to use what you know, try new things, and develop your skills.

Speak up. PTSA is a forum for exchanging ideas. Your membership can be a means to effectively suggest changes at your child's school and to be involved in making them happen. Through PTSA you can be a more effective advocate for you child and all children.

Be part of the solution. PTSA has been a driving force in establishing school lunch programs, after-school programs, community wide safety initiatives, TV and Internet rating standards, and more. You can play a part in improving the world for your child.

Be a role model for you child. Through you involvement in PTSA, not only will you help your child and all children receive a better education but you'll show your child how much you value education. You also will teach your child about giving back to the community.

Source: Help Your Child-Join PTA! Brochure (California PTA)