I decided to sign up to help with our local school’s PTA this year as secretary. Especially because I only have a few years left before I return to the classroom, I am excited to dig deeper into the parent side of school.
I’m hoping that because it’s an entirely new board, my continual question-asking will be seen as constructive rather than just annoying. But even as I have started to consider my role, I felt that writing a post might help me synthesize my thinking, as well as to share ideas for others.
- What makes your school unique? What challenges does the community face, and what are some advantages it possesses? How can you find out more first-hand?
- What are ways the school already fosters relationships between teachers, parents, and students? What are ways the PTA can facilitate even stronger connections?
- How might inventorying past and potential events/programs benefit your school?
- What are the ways parents prefer communication? How might you find out?
- In what ways can you convey to parents that all their voices matter, even if they can’t attend meetings?
- In what ways might you be responsive to the needs of parents, teachers, admin, and students as a PTA?
- How might the PTA collaborate with the administration?
I am hopeful that we can find opportunities to strengthen connections among parents, teachers, and students!
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