How The School PTA Helps Build Strong Local Communities
Although almost everyone is familiar with the PTA, few people are aware of its true significance in schools. Although PTAs and PTOs do plan fundraisers, the advantages they provide to schools go much beyond money.
PTAs and PTOs provide a valuable resource for schools in terms of manpower. They can help organize bake sales, car washes, golf tournaments, and other events that generate money for the school. They can also help with fund-raising efforts by coordinating volunteers to work on specific projects or by collecting donations from students, parents, and other members of the community.
In actuality, these organizations lay the groundwork for solid ties between schools and families, which benefit not just children and parents but also the entire community.
In what way do they make a difference?
Mr. Joe Wolpin owns a PTA fundraising company, fundraisingzone.com. He us, “We have been working with PTA groups for decades. There is no doubt they make a difference in the lives of the community. They work tirelessly fundraising, organizing and supporting students to get the best deduction possible.”
But there are even more benefits to the students. An increase in social skills and a decrease in disruptive conduct among pupils have been linked to greater parental involvement at school. — “Parent Involvement and Children’s Academic and Social Development in Elementary School,” Child Development May/June 2020
Fundraising clearly has a positive impact on kids. Students are empowered to perform academically and thrive in school by participating in arts programs, STEM programs, extracurricular activities, computers, library books, and more — all of which are frequently funded through fundraising.
PTAs and PTOs support students in a variety of other ways as well, though. PTAs and PTOs invite parents into schools, giving them the chance to interact in person with other parents, teachers, administrative personnel, and occasionally students who aren’t their own children. Parents are able to better support their children where they spend the majority of their time thanks to these interactions.
Parents gain a broader understanding of their children’s lives and the school-related issues that affect them through the PTA/PTO. Additionally, they get the chance to voice their concerns and objectives, which in turn helps everyone concerned.
How PTA builds future leaders
Finally, school fundraising teaches the children how to set and each goals. They learn how to work as a team and how to push outside of their comfort zone. It is no doubt difficult for many to speak up and ask for help— let alone to buy some popcorn or to make a donation, Yet these social skills will help them become empowered future members of their community. Yes PTA and fundraising makes a difference in every community.
There is no doubt that PTA and PTO are important organizations in our schools. They provide parents with the opportunity to get involved and be part of their children’s lives, as well as to raise money for the school. Through these interactions, parents are able to better support their children where they spend the majority of their time. This helps to create a strong foundation for future relationships and supports our children every step of the way.