PTSA – Parent, Teacher, Student, Association.
1) Worthwhile cause:
*It is 110 years old and the biggest child advocacy organization in the world.
*In the U.S, it is because of the PTSA that we have many benefits like: the juvenile justice system, public kindergarten, state funded hot lunches, and the television rating system we see on our TVs every day.
2) Here at LHS:
At the high school level, the students and student organizations (ASB, Boosters, clubs) do so much that there is not much of a need for parents to volunteer or be on campus. However, the PTSA provides services to a few programs and clubs.
*Parents who attend any of the 5 meetings a year will be more informed – Dr. Hopping attends every meeting and gives a Principal’s report about the school.
3) Your student can be a PTSA member:
*Just having the PTSA membership allows your student to use the PTSA as an organization they can list as community involvement on job applications and college applications (even without attending meetings).
*The PTSA provides opportunities through out the school year for students to earn community service hours for graduation.
*We grant Senior Scholarships: the only requirement (besides being a member) is that the student is applying to a higher learning school ( community college, vocational school, or university). To apply, the student submits an essay about themselves and their involvement within their families and community.
Why join LHS PTSA?
When you join your local PTSA, you're joining PTA—a national organization and America's number one parent involvement resource. Your child is why you should belong. More than 30 years' worth of research has proven that children do better when their parents are involved both at home and at school. Grades and test scores climb. Self-esteem grows. Schools improve. There's a simple way for you to help your child succeed: Join PTA. You'll belong to a community of parents committed to their children's well-being and to improving school performance.
Why should you join?
PTA helps your child succeed. More than 30 years' worth of research has proven that children do better when their parents are involved both at home and at school.
PTA connects you with the school community. There's no better way to know what is happening in your school than by being part of PTA. You'll find out what you can do to make a difference for your child.
PTA is America's number one resource for parent involvement. PTA has tips on helping your child with homework, advice for preparing for parent-teacher conferences, how-tos for working with teachers all year long, and much more. PTA has resources to help you and your child at all stages—from early childhood education to life after high school.
PTA has a network that supports you. PTA functions are opportunities to meet others and discuss issues of importance in your school community. The PTA community is large, with 23,000 local units around the country supported by state PTAs and the national PTA organization—all working toward the common goal of helping children.
PTA provides opportunities for growth. By volunteering with your local PTSA, you can put your skills to good use to benefit your child's education. You can also tackle new challenges that will help you grow.
PTA helps you set a good example. Local PTSAs offer students opportunities to work with parents and teachers on school issues affecting the whole community. As a PTSA member, you'll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.