Be Your Kid’s Biggest Fan! More than 30 years of research shows 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 the PTA. Everyone benefits from your involvement in the PTA.
Be Informed! Be in the know! The PTA helps you keep up with what’s happening at Patrick Henry. And, you’ll find out what you can do to make a difference for your child and to make Patrick Henry an even better place. When you are part of the PTA, you have access to resources on topics ranging from childhood obesity to bullying to managing behavioral challenges. The PTA is a great resource not only for your school and community, but also for you as you navigate the parenting process.
Be Included! Make connections. Whether you attend PTA meetings or events or just link via emails and newsletters, through the PTA you’ll connect with others who share your concern for children and their education. The PTA is a way to meet others and build relationships. In the PTA, you’ll have the opportunity to use what you know, try new things, and develop your skills.
Be Active! Speak up! The PTA 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 the PTA, you can be a more effective advocate for your child and all children. The PTA 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 Leader! Be a role model for your child. Through your involvement in the PTA, not only will you help your your child and all children receive a better education, but you’ll show your child how much you value education. You will also teach your child about giving back to the community.