Glen Haven PTA meetings are held in the school’s all-purpose room on the first Tuesday of most month during the school year.
- Free childcare and pizza dinner are provided
- Meeting typically last one hour from 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
- Upcoming events, issues facing the school, fundraisers, and parenting are often discussed
- This year about 30 people on average have attended the meetings
The PTA is a volunteer educational organization.
How children benefit – As hard as it may be to leave the dirty dinner dishes in the sink to get to the meeting on time, parental, staff, and community involvement is essential to PTA success. For parents, being active in the PTA strongly shows children their parent’s willingness to be outspoken advocates on their behalf. It solidifies for children the need to respect their school as well as their own right to respectfully voice concerns and issues. Seeing parents involved in this way is very powerful for children, who benefit from witnessing pro-active, role-model behavior.
As with most things in life, the more you put in, the more you can take out. PTA involvement supports the school as well as the educational growth of each child attending. A PTA is only as strong as the community members who attend the meetings and support PTA activities.
Watch Yourself Grow: By volunteering with your PTA, you gain valuable experiences and personal confidence. It’s an opportunity to put your skills and hobbies to good use for a good cause.
Speak Up: Because PTA is a forum for exchanging ideas, you are encouraged to make suggestions and more effectively suggest change at your child’s, student’s or our neighborhood school.
Help Your Child Succeed: PTA fosters parents, staff, and community involvement. Parent involvement has been proven by three decades of research to be the greatest predictor of student success.
Be A Role Model: By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to our children the importance we place on education.
Learn: Find out what’s happening at the county and state level so that you’re aware of policies that could affect the education of our children such as
- school remodel plans (Glen Haven will get a new wing in 2018)
- redistricting (Glen Haven is likely to receive more students in 2018)
- bell times (if times shift elementary student could have a longer school day)