We want to get more families involved with their children in the schools. In our PTA Mission
Statement it says, “We want to encourage positive involvement in all facets of a child’s life, by
welcoming all families into the school. “ Families will be active participants in the life of the school,
and feel welcomed, valued, and connected to each other, to school staff, and to what students are
learning and doing in class. At National PTA many programs are designed to help us accomplish this.
Here are 4 of them.
1. iMom offers resources designed to equip mothers with the ideas, information and
encouragement they need on a daily basis to help them in their most important job of being
a mom. Have a mother daughter activity or breakfast. (muffins with mom), self esteem or a
2. All Pro Dad features NFL coaches, players and alumni who speak out about the importance of
fatherhood. All Pro Dad gives the men the tools they need to make a difference in the lives of
their children and families. Dad and child activity, (Donuts with Dad) REAL, Jazz or sports nights.
3. Watch D.O.G.S. Dads of Great Students focuses on improving education and the prevention of
violence in our nation’s schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures by
being present in schools and active role-model for students at their school. Examples for Watch
D.O.G.S.; read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students,
watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow, and mentor students where
4. Three for Me, a program designed to help you welcome all families into your school and
encourage membership in the nation’s number one parent organization. Just give 3 hours. This
When our children are in elementary school their parents love to come to the school and help
out. When they get to Jr. High/Middle School they feel like they don’t need to help anymore or
their students don’t need it, they need it just as much. Studies have shown that when parents
are involved at the school students do better, less bulling, positive feedback, extra set of eyes
and ears, students have better academic performance, self esteem, and social behavior.
YES WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE POSITIVE INVOLVEMENT IN ALL FACETS OF A CHILD’S LIFE.
Question: contact Kris Denison, Utah State PTA Community Involvement Commissioner