Involving teachers and administrators is one of the best ways to strengthen communication between families and schools. Encouraging them to join PTA in a collaborative partnership between home and school should be one of the focal points of your membership campaign.
IDEAS FOR GETTING TEACHERS INVOLVED
Put an enthusiastic and supportive teacher member on your membership committee.
Enlist the help of the principal. A principal’s encouragement to join goes a long way.
Send out personalized invitations to teachers and staff to join PTA at the beginning of the school year. Be sure to include a membership envelope.
Send out reminders to teachers who have not joined PTA including another membership envelope.
Survey all teachers mid-year asking if they joined PTA and why, and if not, why not.
Remind teachers and staff that PTA is more than a local fundraising group for their school. It is an advocacy organization focused on student success!
Hold a grade level or departmental membership competition. Provide winning group with bagels or danish.
Challenge the staff at a nearby school to a friendly membership competition.
Provide monthly opportunity drawings for teachers and staff who join with donated items from local merchants.
Reward teachers and staff with a breakfast or luncheon when 100 percent membership is achieved.