A small collection of articles on family involvement in children’s schooling, including being a school volunteer, creating extracurricular activities, and PTA involvement.

School Involvement and PTA Articles

The History of The PTA The Parent Teacher Association or PTA has been an important part of education since 1897. Many schools encourage PTA membership and participation. Knowing the history of the PTA will help you understand the importance of getting involved. Read more - The History of The PTA
Why Be a School Volunteer Every school has volunteer activities and programs you can participate in. Find out what you can do and how to get involved in school volunteer programs. We'll also tell you how to start a volunteer program in your child's school. Read more - Why Be a School Volunteer
Creating Extra Curricular Activities There are a variety of ways to expand extracurricular activity opportunities at a private school. A good first step is to identify the kinds of extracurricular activities that are desired, and we provide some popular choices for you to consider. When you know what you want, our tips for get the extracurricular activities up and running can help. Read more - Creating Extra Curricular Activities
Why Have School Fundraisers Why have a school fundraiser? There are many reasons that prompt a school community to raise funds. This article lays out seven of the top reasons to have a school fundraiser. Read more - Why Have School Fundraisers
Types of School Fund Raisers There are many different approaches that can raise funds for a school. This article provides a number of ideas for a variety of types of school fundraiser, some one-shot and others ongoing. Read more - Types of School Fund Raisers