Welcome Back to School!!
Welcome Back to School!!
Research proves that children and schools perform better when parents are involved both at home and at school.
When joining the PTA, it benefits you as a Parent too! It is a great way to get to know your school's administration, teachers, and the school.
Local PTAs are self-funding. By inviting the entire school’s parent community to join and become members we then generate the unlimited possibilities like programs at Forester. For example, local PTA fundraisers support school programs, building improvements, and educational events.
When parents get connected to the
school, children do better. Research
shows children who parents are
involved get better grades, do better
on tests, and have fewer discipline
problems at school.
Our mission is to create the kind of school
community where teachers and administrators can
do their best work—and so can our children. We
provide support for teachers in and out of the
classroom. We provide resources they need. We
help create learning opportunities for children. And
we try to build the kind of supportive, caring
atmosphere that makes school fun.
People are often reluctant to participate because
they’re afraid they’ll get pulled into a black hole
of never-ending time commitment. That won’t
happen here. An hour or two a semester really
makes a difference. And we won’t push you to
commit more than you want to or able to.
Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery. We
accomplish a lot, and not everything we do is easy.
But we know we’re not balancing the national
debt, either. We don’t take ourselves to seriously,
and we try to enjoy ourselves along the way
We all have a common bond. We care about
creating the best possible educational
experience for our children. We are neighbors
and peers who share many of the same
experiences. And many friendships have
developed as a result of those connections.
These days, schools are asked to do
more with less. Our help is needed
more than ever to fill the gaps.
The work we do covers a broad spectrum; filing
and photocopying, planning and executing
events, writing and editing, working directly with
children, managing a budget and cash flow, and
lots more. We encourage creative ideas, and
we’re thrilled to have people take on tasks that
meet their skills and interests.
To us, there are no “outsiders.” We
are people who have come together
to work toward common goals. We
couldn’t be happier to have you join
us in working toward those goals.
In these times of tight budgets, parent groups
everywhere are having to fill in the gaps, and so
are we. But our number on goal is to get more
parents connected to the school. That’s because
more than 300 independent research studies
show that building parent involvement in
education is the number one thing, we can do to
create a great school and improve student
It’s seeing the bright light of learning sparkle in a
child’s eye. It’s seeing the smile that shows we’re
making school a little more fun—and a child feel
a little more comfortable in a learning
environment. It’s learning that test scores have
risen and knowing we played a role. There are
lots of rewards, both big and small, for those who
get involved. Won’t you join us?