10 MYTHS


About Joining the PTA

 

MYTH

FACT

1. Only Moms and Teachers need to join the PTA.

A strong PTA needs the support of parents, grandparents, family members, teachers, school staff, and the community. Anyone who cares about children belongs in the PTA.

2. Joining the PTA means I have to volunteer.

Absolutely not! Every person has a different capacity to give and be involved. The PTA appreciates everyone’s membership, whether or not a member can volunteer.

3. I must be a board member or chair a committee to join the PTA

Nope! Some of our most valued PTA members have never held a leadership position. Your support is enough.

4. I don’t have the time to join the PTA

“Joining the PTA” is not about volunteering. It’s about advocacy. Your decision to purchase a PTA membership is significant all by itself.

5. I’ll get roped into volunteering if I attend a PTA meeting.

No pressure to volunteer. We appreciate the chance to talk with you, provide updates, get feedback, new ideas, and support!

6. The PTA is only for stay-at-home parents with nothing else to do.

Your fellow PTA members are family and community members who want to support the kids and Opstad. Every member is juggling family, jobs, household chores, kids, sports, and homework, just like you!

7. My child’s life will be the same whether or not I join the PTA.

Not only does membership put you in direct communication with other parents and teachers, it shows your child that you are invested in their educational experience. Research has proven that parental involvement within the child’s school increases academic achievements and decreases behavior issues.

8. The PTA has all the help they need.

The PTA always wants and always needs volunteers. If you choose to volunteer, you decide your time commitment!

9. I have an idea, but the PTA isn’t interested.

Nothing could be further from the truth! New ideas, and new friends, are always welcome.

10. PTA membership never expires. I only have to join once.

Each new school year begins a new PTA membership year and you need to renew yearly.

 

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Contact the Opstad PTA at opstadpta@yahoo.com