Monday, 17 October 2011

School PTA Run for the hills..................

Does the title of this blog post fill you with dread? Are your school PTA hunting you down in the playground. Are the other mums out doing you with fabulous cakes. Are the School PTA making your design a Christmas card again which you know is not going to win a Turner prize sadly. Why don't you join the PTA it can't be all that bad can it? I am sure some PTA are all singing and dancing. 

What makes a successful PTA I 'd love to know?

People and companies get fed up of you asking for donations , they really do. I have a Christmas fair coming up at my school not a problem you might think . But it is a necessity we need to help to raise £5,000 so we can get Charity status and then fundraising easier. We have raised some but just need that little bit more!.

I know that some PTA have those characters that hijack it and are wonder woman or man rolled into one and leaves the presenters skills on Blue Peter for dust.Offering to help before events or at other times during the year is so valuable – it really is a case of ‘many hands make light work’. It doest’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis, or even if you can’t come into your child's school. There are always little jobs that can be done from home if you have half an hour to spare e.g. wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets etc. Your child's really couldn't’t achieve what they do without the unseen ‘army of help’ that exists in your child's school.

When it was the summer fair I had not problems getting people to help on twitter and other companies so what has happened between then and now. I am not expecting donations to drop in my lap, it is hard economic times after all. I had the odd offer of help but that is something lacking,I have not even had any replies to requests for thoughts on School PTA's.

Is your School PTA struggling? or is it all bells and whistles?

So I will hold my breath till I get a comment on this post ... 

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