One of the best parts of school is the generous summer break. It’s time to relax and spend time with your kids. But if you spend almost three months with zero communication with your school’s parents it can really hinder your Parent Teacher Association’s success.
Create A Communication Plan
Don’t let the summer months go by without any communication. This is not a good precedent to set for the rest of the school year. It’s important to be prepared for the school year before it starts–it sneaks up on you! Create a shared calendar giving parents an outline of what needs to get done in the summer months so there are no surprises.
Gather Insight From Outgoing Leaders
Before the outgoing leadership hands over the baton, pick their brain for any tips and tricks that might make your time as a PTA leader successful. Review how procedures have been handled in the past. What worked? What didn’t work? What did they wish they knew? This is valuable information for you and your team.
Social Media Is Your Friend
Most parents have some form of social media. This is an easy way to communicate with them during the busy summer months. Check out seven ways parent groups can use social media to connect on our blog.
Visit the PTA Webpage
In order to prepare for the school year, you must have a strong understanding of what your position entails. Visit the National PTA official website to understand the full breadth of your duties so responsibilities don’t get overlooked. They have great tips on how to connect with parents over the summer.