The Hope Valley PTA needs your help!
In order for the PTA to support teachers and students throughout the school year, we need parents to be involved with the PTA and to volunteer at PTA events. There are many ways to volunteer. If you have as little as half an hour to spare, we have opportunities for you. Fill out a Time and Talent form, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it to your child’s teacher and the PTA will help find a volunteer opportunity for you that fits your interests, talents, and time!
Currently, we are seeking chairs/co-chairs for Book Fair, Family Fun Fest, Yearbook, Family Marathon, Welcome Committee, and End of Year Picnic.
To stay informed about other volunteer opportunities:
Subscribe to the PTA E-newsletter – Use the form at the sidebar of the web page or send an E-mail to email@example.com to receive weekly newsletters about upcoming events. When the PTA needs volunteers for events, a link in the newsletter will bring you to the Sign-Up Genius website. Once you create an account (you only need to provide your name and E-mail), you will be able to access the volunteer list and choose the specific task and time that are best for you.
In addition to the E-newsletter, announcements for volunteers will be posted on this website and the PTA Facebook Page .
Check your child’s Friday Folder for flyers about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.
Attend PTA meetings – The PTA Board meets each month. All are welcome, however, these meetings will be focused on the organization of events and activities rather than the distribution of information. School-wide PTA meetings are held quarterly. The 2016-2017 meetings are scheduled for October 27th, January 19th, and March 23th.
From the national PTA website:
The number one reason to be involved in the PTA is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school. But there are many more PTA advantages:
- Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.
- Tap into a Network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.
- Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.
- Speak Up. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.
- Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role in fundraising to provide building improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events.
- Be a Role Model. By becoming a active PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.