Our elementary school PTA had a meeting today and, as usual, we had a minimal turnout. One new face, however, suggested that because a lot of teachers and parents at our school use Facebook, why not have a PTA Facebook page to communicate with parents. Right now our main form of communication with our parents is letters sent home in backpacks. And of course, you take a letter from the backpack, skim it, put it on the counter, another paper goes over it and you've forgotten the PTA ever needed anything.
I feel it is a good idea but I worry that some parents will feel a social networking site is inappropriate for an elementary school organization. We are a lower elementary with grades PK-2nd.
I would appreciate any advice.