Reason #1: Your child benefits.  When parents get connected to the school, children get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems.

Reason #2: You will be in the know. The PTA knows what’s happening with the school, who’s involved, and usually plans many of the events.

Reason #3: You’ll tap into a network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, to build rapport and discuss issues that are on your mind.

Reason #4: You can be part of the solution. By getting involved at your child’s school you can help make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.

Reason #5: You can meet other parents, especially ones in other tracks.  We are neighbours and peers. A as a result, many friendships are forged via this connection.

Reason #6: Your child will feel a sense of pride.  Being part of the PTA will make your kids proud of you.  Through your example, they may feel compelled to be involved in the community as they grow up and become adults.

Reason #7: You can have fun while doing good. Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery… and it isn’t at Parkside Elementary School.

Reason #8: Your voice can be heard.  The PTA can be a way for you to more effectively influence change at our school.

Reason #9: You can share your skills.  Your child will beam for weeks after you come to school and share your skills or knowledge.

Reason #10: You can show that you care.  By becoming a PTA member, you’re also becoming a role model and demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education as well as on being involved in their world.