I’ve written articles in the past about the importance of parents being involved in their child’s school, siting benefits to their child academically, emotionally and socially, yet their continues to be a lack of parental involvement in schools? Why? I really don’t have the answer to this questions. I have given the assignment of talking to our parents and finding new ways to involve them to the preschool directors and principal at out schools. So here is my question, how do we get today’s parents actively engaged as partners at school? Is the day of the PTA or PTO come and gone, are parents so busy they don’t have time to support their child’s school? I’d love to have some input here.
For many people, the first introduction to their school parent group is through the fall school fundraiser. Fundraising is a part of the mission for many parent groups, so they can support the school by paying for extras like playground equipment, athletic equipment or special programs, parent groups contribute much more. They support teachers and staff, enrich the educational experiences of students, and improve schools. Through their efforts, parent groups form strong bonds and form a strong and supportive school community.