J.T. Manning Elementary School Next PTO Meeting

Please join us in the Manning Community Room.
Monday, February 2, 2015
7:00 p.m. Meeting
Babysitting is provided

Classroom Parties

Click here to download and read the New Classroom Party Proposal

Market Day = Money for Manning

Click here to check out the Market Day Specials! This is one of our ongoing fundraisers.

10 Reasons to Get Involved

1. Your child benefits.
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.

2. We make a difference.
Our mission is to create the kind of school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work and so can our children.

3. We have 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 to seriously, and we try to enjoy ourselves along the way whenever possible.

4. We're welcoming.
To us, there are no "outsiders". We are people who have come together to work toward common goals.

5. We're about parent involvement, not fundraising.
In these times of tight budgets, parent groups everywhere are having to fill in the gaps, and so are we. Research studies show that building parent involvement in education is the number one thing we can do to create a great school.

6. There's a lot to be done.
These days, schools are asked to do more with less. Our help is needed more than ever to fill the gaps.

7. Meet nice people who share your concerns.
We all have a common bond. We care about creating the best possible educational experience for our children. We are neighbors and peers who share many of the same experiences. Many friendships have developed as a result of those connections.

8. We can match jobs to your interests and abilities.
The work we do covers a broad spectrum: planning events, working directly with children, managing a budget, and lots more. We encourage participation and creative ideas. We are thrilled to have people take on tasks that meet their skills and interests.

9. We pledge to honor your time constraints.
People are often reluctant to participate because they're afraid they'll get pulled into a black hole of never-ending time commitment. An hour or two really makes a difference. We won't push you to commit more than you want to or are able to.

10. This work is very rewarding.
It's seeing the smile that shows we're making school a little more fun. There are lots of rewards, both big and small, for those who get involved.

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