Have you ever wondered whether you should attend the PTO meetings? Perhaps you remember seeing your mother go when you were a youngster, so you feel as though you should make the effort. Life is busy though and filled with nearly a thousand things to do each day. Well, maybe not a thousand, but it certainly feels like it sometimes, doesn’t it? Perhaps if you thought about the reasons why you should attend these PTO meetings, you would be able to make a decision that you can stick with one way or the other.
Become Informed about What Is Happening at School PTO meetings are generally informative, so they give you an update on upcoming events and changes regarding school events and policies. Attending these meetings is the best way to obtain clear and concise answers to any questions that you might have about future events, rule changes, or modifications in the school’s policies.
Typically, each PTO meeting discusses new and unfinished business that is pertinent to our school and its operation. Important announcements are made and you get first-hand access to school Administrators providing you a better understanding of events or changes that affect your child and their academic life.
Make a Difference in Your Child’s Academic Life When you attend the meetings held at your school, you show your child that you care about what happens during the school day. Your attendance shows that you want to be involved in the decisions that are made. In fact, it is only as a member who attends these meetings on a regular basis, that you can make a difference through your input. As a result of your attendance, you will become familiar with the teachers at the school, have better access to volunteer positions, and be able to provide suggestions that can benefit the students as a whole. As a paid member of Metuchen PTC you will also have an opportunity to vote on any decisions that are put to the general assembly, including use of fundraising dollars and school gifts.
Set a Good Example for Your Child Throughout life, occasions will arise when you simply must attend a meeting or seminar that you would rather not go to. As an adult, you understand the importance of attending the seminar or meeting whether it is business community, or school-related. However, as a child, your son or daughter might not yet have learned the value of showing your support as a member of a specific organization. Your attendance at the PTO meetings shows your child the value of following through on commitments, even ones that are unspoken or informal.