the PTA

Written by kathy on Monday, 18 of September 2006 at 2:01 pm

I attended my first PTA meeting last week for Jacob’s school. There was a good crowd there and I noted silently that there is always many more people at the first meeting than at the second.

I hope to buck that trend and show up as often as I can. Their decision to hold some meetings during the day hurts my chances at succeeding, obviously. But, I’ll give it a try.

The sole purpose of the PTA is to raise money for those things that the school district cannot afford to buy or just won’t buy. So, items like field trips, class presentations, the science fair. All things that I fondly remember enjoying when I was in school but never cared about how those events were paid for. Maybe the PTA paid for our field trips back then, too?

Anyway, I’m not much of a fundraiser. I’d rather just write a check and be done with all the marketing materials sent home in Jacob’s back-pack. Wouldn’t it be more efficient to just add together the costs of all the things the district won’t pay for and divide that number by the number of children and ask the parents for whatever it comes out to? The fundraising programs are sophisticated and must cost a pretty penny to run. The direct route — asking parents to donate — would enable all the collected dollars to fall straight to the bottom line.

But, hey, what do I know?

Oh, and if you want to donate you can buy frozen food online here and put in our school code so we get credit — 24656.
Or, you can buy stuff here and enter this number for LB Morris – 1692971.

There, that’s my plug now who can I make the check out to?

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Posted on Tuesday, 19 de September del 2006 a las 10:35 am

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