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Pomerado Elementary PTA is a non-profit parent teacher association whose membership includes families, staff, and community members devoted to helping each child reach their full potential through education, enrichment, and a whole lot of love.
The PTA’s mission is to establish a close relationship between home and school by advancing the opportunity for all families to become involved.
The Pomerado Elementary PTA:
We believe that the team effort of a parent teacher association offers the best possible learning environment for our children.
As a PTA, our goal is to continue to support and strengthen Pomerado Elementary, and to ensure each student has the opportunity to reach their full potential!
From family events to resources for teachers, the PTA works hard to ensure the students have a positive learning environment and the tools they need to succeed.
PTA Myth vs. Fact
FACT: The PTA is for everyone! Our volunteers are mothers, fathers and those who fill those roles. We have a wide range of volunteers who: stay-at-home; work part-time to full-time; have little ones at home, preschoolers, high schoolers and/or college students; are continuing their own education; and more.
FACT: The PTA welcomes everyone and continues to need volunteers for various events, fundraisers, and committees year-round. We need you!
FACT: Only YOU can decide how much time you can give. Even if you can help at just one event or handle one task per year, it is very much needed and would be greatly appreciated.
FACT: There is a lot of PTA work that can be done from home on your own schedule, or at events at night or weekends. Yes, there is volunteering during the school day if you are able to do so. But no one does it all, so choose what works best for you.
FACT: While we are fortunate to have dedicated volunteers who return, we also welcome new ones every year. Many of us were strangers at the beginning of the year!
When parents get connected to the school, children do better. Research shows children whose parents are involved get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school.
To us, there are no “outsiders.” We are people who have come together to work toward common goals. We couldn’t be happier to have you join us in working toward those goals.
In these times of tight budgets, parent groups everywhere are having to fill in the gaps, and so are we. But our number one goal is to get more parents connected to the school. Studies show that building parent involvement in education is the number one thing we can do to create a great school and improve student performance.
People are often reluctant to participate because they’re afraid they’ll get pulled into a black hole of never-ending time commitment. That won’t happen here.
Our mission is to create the kind of school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work—and so can our children. We help create learning opportunities for children. And we try to build the kind of supportive, caring atmosphere that makes school fun.
Volunteer work shouldn’t be drudgery. We accomplish a lot, and not everything we do is easy. But we know we’re not balancing the national debt, either. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we try to enjoy ourselves along the way whenever possible.
These days, schools are asked to do more with less. Our help is needed more than ever to fill the gaps.
The work we do covers a broad spectrum: filing and photocopying, planning and executing events, writing and editing, working directly with children, managing a budget and cash flow, and lots more. We encourage creative ideas, and we’re thrilled to have people take on tasks that meet their skills and interests.
It’s seeing the bright light of learning sparkle in a child’s eye. It’s seeing the smile that shows we’re making school a little more fun—and a child feels a little more comfortable in a learning environment. There are lots of rewards, both big and small, for those who get involved. Won’t you join us?