Families today seem busier than ever and are often pulled in many directions - school, work, sports, music, clubs, care of parents, etc. With all of these demands on our time, it is often difficult to find time for volunteer work. Volunteers give of their time and expertise for the benefit of our youth.
What is YOUR perception of PTA? If you automatically think of the cookies and punch ladies at open house or room mothers, you haven't experience today's PTA! Sure, you can find PTA moms and dads at open house and room parties, but you'll also find them on curriculum or advisory committees striving to help children and schools meet today's new discussing legislative matters with our senators and representatives. Those same moms and dads may be on a principal selection committee or sharing the parental perspective on a Department of Education panel/committee. Today's PTA parent may often times be at the computer researching and writing grants for supplemental educational resources or on behalf of public school funding. Some PTA parents may spend a lunch visit to share their expertise in career planning. Others may record at school for story time. You do not have to be a parent to be involved in a child's life, as well as those who no longer have children in public schools.
Today's PTA has the first male president in it's 113 year history , Charles Saylor, who hopes his example will bring more fathers, grandfathers, uncles and other supporting role models into the PTA and show their support for children. See his information by clicking here. Press release about "Chuck" National PTA Ushers in Change
Now check out today's PTA:
- The Parent Teacher Association
Membership is open to anyone who believes in the mission and purposes of Parent Teacher Association. Individual members may belong to any number of PTAs and pay dues in each. Every person who joins a local PTA automatically becomes a member of both the state and national PTAs.
Together we are a powerful voice for children. With your help, we can continue to work toward PTA's goal of a quality education and nurturing environment for every child.
2. PTA Vision: What the future will look like if PTA accomplishes its mission.
Making every child's potential a reality.
3. PTA Mission: The overall purpose of PTA
- A powerful voice for all children,
- A relevant resource for families and communities, and
- A strong advocate for the education and well-being of every child.
4. PTA Values: What PTA stands for
Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.
Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.
Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.
Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.
Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.
Parental involvement, safe and nurturing environments, excellent public schools--- for ALL children.
So, how does today's PTA sound to you? There is a place for everyone-- parental involvement does not have to occur within the walls of a building. "Education is important enough for me to get involved!" Over 12,000 of your community members have made the choice to get involved and support PTA to help make a difference in children's lives in your school, your community, your state, and across our nation. You can too, just by calling PTA (317-357-5881).
As one of our radio spots promise, "So, who works for your children? You do. And you'll never be doing it alone. Indiana PTA. everychild. onevoice."