Let's dispel three common myths about getting involved in the PTA:
Myth #1: If I pay money to join the PTA, I have to attend the monthly meetings.
Absolutely NOT! You attend when you can and if you can. PTA meetings are NOT mandatory. Our monthly meetings are a chance for you to keep abreast of the financial decisions being made about monies raised, as well as a chance to hear other happenings concerning the school. You can ask questions and voice your opinions. The PTA appreciates everyone's membership, whether or not you can attend meetings.
Myth #2: I work full-time so I can't possibly find time to volunteer.
NO. There are many opportunities to help with PTA events and programs throughout the year. And while you do not have to volunteer to be a member of the PTA, there are always opportunities to get involved. There is something for every commitment and interest level, whether you choose to join the board, chair a committee, or just volunteer one hour for a school event.
Myth #3: PTA members are a tight-knit social group that is hard to break into.
NOT TRUE. PTA members are there for one reason; To help their children and the school succeed. The majority of members do know each other as a result of working together on various PTA projects, but our George White group is friendly and welcoming to ALL. Give us a chance to get to know you too!
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