Being part of, and/or helping with the PTSA is a fantastic way to get know new people and to feel involved with your children's school. Working together with other parents and staff to create some fun and exciting events can be very rewarding for all involved. Furthermore, research has shown that when parents are involved in their children’s education the benefits are numerous regardless of grade level. Indeed, parent participation in education is twice as predictive of students’ academic success as socioeconomic status. The benefits include:
H I G H E R G R A D E S
When parents are involved children achieve better grades, have higher test scores and stay in school longer.
B E T T E R B E H A V I O U R
Children whose parents are involved are less likely to skip school, are less disruptive in class and are more likely to do their homework.
I N C R E A S E D C O N F I D E N C E
Children whose parents are involved develop better self-esteem, develop a more positive attitude towards school and place a higher priority on academic achievement.
I M P R O V E D E D U C A T I O N
Involved parents help raise the moral of teachers, improve the quality of the school and increase the awareness of the school within the community.
P A R E N T S B E N E F I T T O O
Parents become more confident in their parenting skills, are more comfortable being in the school building, and feel more capable of helping their children learn.
I N V O L V E M E N T I S E A S Y.
You don’t have to devote hundreds of hours for your child to benefit. Even if you can only volunteer a few hours per year every bit counts. Watch your emails throughout the year as we'Il be asking for help. If you’re ready to do more please contact us.