Being involved in my children’s educational experience has been a wonderful thing for me, and for my children. I enjoy getting to know the staff at their school better, knowing what things are going on, coming up, planned for next year etc. It gives me a more frequent voice and influence on their educational experience, and hopefully helps the school run more effectively and be in tune with parents.
If you are looking for a similar experience, I would recommend you become more involved with the schools, and one great way to do that is to join your PTA. Even better if you get more directly involved by heading a committee or serving on the board. The time and effort is well worth it, and positions range from one event, one time, to a longer commitment and everything in between. There is something for everyone!
Next year I will be focusing my energy more at the High School PTSA. We are looking for some new faces, new engery and ideas at both the PTA at the High School and here at LMS. It would be a HUGE shame for either PTA to dissolve. There are many support services that our PTA provides to our schools, who continue to struggle with fewer staff and resources, that would be hugely missed. NOW is the time to get involved, even just a little bit!
Please contact me, or any of the board (see “about us” above) if you are interested or want to learn more. This is NOT a click, but a variety of personality types that have the same passion for kids and supporting our schools, and who want to help and make a difference. Please consider how YOU might support your student and LMS next year.
Thank you for your thoughtful consideration,
Shelly Ackerman, LMS PTSA President