Mythbusters: PTA Edition
MYTH: THE PTA IS JUST FOR STAY-AT-HOME MOMS.
FACT: The PTA is for everyone! Our volunteers are mothers, fathers, guardians & grandparents. We have a wide range of volunteers who: stay-at-home; work part-time to full-time; have little ones at home, preschoolers, high schoolers and/or college students; are continuing their own education; and more.
MYTH: THE PTA HAS ALL THE HELP THEY NEED.
FACT: The PTA welcomes everyone and continues to need volunteers for various events, fundraisers, and committees year-round. We need you!
MYTH: VOLUNTEERING FOR THE PTA TAKES TOO MUCH TIME.
FACT: Only YOU can decide how much time you can give. Even if you can help at just one event or handle one task per year, it would be greatly appreciated!
MYTH: PTA VOLUNTEERS NEED TO BE AT THE SCHOOL DURING THE DAY.
FACT: Much of the PTA work can be done from home on your own schedule, or at events at night or weekends. Yes, there is volunteering during the school day if you are able to do so. But no one does it all, so choose what works best for you.
MYTH: THE PTA HAS THE SAME VOLUNTEERS YEAR AFTER YEAR AND EVERYONE KNOWS EACH OTHER.
FACT: While we are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who return, we also welcome new ones every year. We do strike up friendships and enjoy getting to know one another. This year, we already have several new Committee Chairs and volunteers, and we have not all met each other yet. Our volunteers range from Kindergarten to 4th grade parents; so it’s a great chance to get to know parents from other grades you may not have met otherwise.
MYTH: THE PTA IS ALL SET WITH THEIR ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOR THE YEAR.
FACT: Each year, the PTA brings back favorites and tries new activities, fundraisers and events. Those new ideas come from volunteers. For example, a volunteer thought it would be great to have a track at our school and we were able to make that happen! We need YOUR bright ideas!