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PTA/PTO

MISSION

MOTO

GOALS

OBJECTIVES

SUGGESTIONS

HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED

PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT ASSOCIATION (PTSA)

PTA/PTO LINKS



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PARENT
TEACHERS
ASSOCIATION
PTA
PTO




A Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is a
voluntary organization bringing together
parents and teachers of pupils in a
particular school or school district,
usually for fund-raising, building
parental involvement at school and other
activities relating to the welfare of the
school, rather than the progress of
individual pupils.




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MISSION




The mission of the US PTA is:

To support and speak on behalf of children
and youth in the schools, in the community,
and before governmental bodies and other
organizations that make decisions affecting
children;

To assist parents in developing the skills
they need to raise and protect their children;

To encourage parent and public involvement in
the public schools of this nation.




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MOTO




Every child.
One Voice.



Parent-Teacher Association
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parent-Teacher_Association



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GOALS




The goal of all PTA activities is to involve
parents and family in children's education.

A key Object of the PTA is "to bring into
closer relation the home and school, that
parents and teachers may cooperate more
intelligently in the education of children
and youth.

Usually it is not lack of interest that
keeps parents from becoming involved in
their children's education.

Often there are barriers in the way.
It is the responsibility of the PTA to spot
these barriers and to work to lower them.



Some barriers are:

lack of time, feeling like they have nothing
to contribute,

lack of child care, and accessing transportation.

Many parents would like to play a more active role
in their children's education, but they do not know
how-therefore a commitment to develop a parent
involvement program is essential.




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OBJECTIVES




Objectives To improve
parent/family involvement.



1. To create a school climate that is open,
helpful, and friendly.

2. To help all families establish home
environments to support learning and provide
ideas and programs for parents on how to help
the child succeed in school.

3. To design more effective forms of
communication to reach parents.

4. Get every family involved; not simply
those most easily reached.

5. To increase the percentage of parents who
visit the school and to work with the business
community to enlist support and encourage more
parental involvement.

6.Pay special attention to parents who work outside
the home, divorced parents, and culturally diverse
families.

7. Develop flexible meeting times and volunteer hours.

8. To recruit and train parent leaders to be involved
in decision making, governance, and advocacy.

9. To assist schools and families in collaborating with
community organizations and businesses to encourage their
help in effectively educating children to become productive
community members.



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SUGGESTIONS




Suggested Local Unit Activities:


Welcome parents in a positive and friendly manner.

Send a welcoming letter to parents at the beginning of the year
to establish rapport and start the year on a positive note.

Survey parents for their opinions about school services, programs,
and specific needs.

Publish a school newsletter in which parent, student, and staff
contributions to the school are regularly recognized.

Schedule parent-teacher conferences at times convenient to working
and non-working parents. e.g., early morning, before, during and
after lunch, late afternoon, and nights.

Offer parenting classes, workshops, and support groups at flexible
times and provide child care.

Create a parent resource room for activities, meetings, get-togethers,
and materials to assist them in helping their children.

Provide answering machine messages concerning student accomplishments,
coming events, and parent involvement opportunities.

Equip staff with developmental training that will assist them in knowing
how to best work and communicate with parents.

Develop a plan for regular teacher-to-parent communication.

Maintain a forum for parents to share their ideas and/or concerns in
a non-threatening atmosphere.

Encourage parents to communicate with their child's teacher on a
regular basis.

Encourage parents to become involved in PTA and in
school-sponsored activities.




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HOW
TO
HELP
YOUR
CHILD
SUCCEED




How to Help your Child Succeed As a parent,
you are the most important influence in your
child's success in school and in life.

Each of the 10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed,
below, contains a variety of articles and ideas
for parents.

Take a look for ways to help your children succeed
in school and in life.



1. Let's talk:

Talk with your child.


2. Reach for the sky:

Set high but realistic expectations.


3. I'm OK, you're OK:

Build your child's self-esteem and confidence.


4. An apple a day:

Keep your child healthy.


5. Parents, the first teachers:

Support learning at home.


6. Getting connected!:

Communicate with your child's school.


7. Oh, the places we'll go!:

Encourage exploration and discovery.


8. Circle of friends:

Help your child develop good relationships.


9. Stayin' alive:

Keep your child safe.


10. Can I help?:

Participate in community service.



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PARENT
TEACHERS
STUDENT
ASSOCIATION
(PTSA)




PARENT-TEACHER-STUDENT ASSOCIATION (PTSA)



A parent-teacher association (PTA) or parent-teacher-student association (PTSA)

is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers and staff that is intended

to facilitate parental participation in a school. They occur in the United States,

the United Kingdom, and Japan and may occur in other countries.



Parent-Teacher Association
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parent-Teacher-Student_Association



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PARENT
TEACHERS
ASSOCIATION
PTA
PTO
LINKS


Bridges 4 Kids
http://www.bridges4kids.org/

The Children's Bank
http://www.thechildrensbank.org/

Guide Star
http://www.guidestar.org/

National Confederation of Parent
Teacher Associations UK

http://www.ncpta.org.uk/

National Immunization Info Hotline
http://www.cdc.gov/nip/

National Parent Net Association
http://www.parentinvolvementmatters.org/

PTA.ORG
http://www.pta.org/

PTO Today
http://www.ptotoday.com/

United States National
Parent Teacher Association

http://www.pta.org/

World wide Teacher Associations
http://www.teacher-appreciation.info/Teacher/



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