I would love samples of what to include in a "Back To School Welcome Kit". We are a middle school with about 1500 students, and we had a hard time getting information home!
Hi, would you please share a sample of the letters and forms in your PTA packet? Thanks!
Hi Marie. I will be working on a packet over the summer too as well as more ways to communicate:)I started a Facebook PTA page since so many parents use it. I will make cards or fliers to get people to "like" us on it. Updates will go to the school website as well, and we also use email to communicate with parents and teachers who have signed up for it. I plan to laminate 8x10 signs to tape to the doors alerting of a "PTA Meeting this morning"... If your school allows, maybe the prerecorded calls home to remind parents of meetings or events. We can brainstorm more ideas!
Yes, our school uses the ConnectEd system, so they get voicemail and emails. We plan on being present at the 6th grade orientation for new students to our school and at the Open House. Did you start the Facebook page through your own, or completely separate? I like the Facebook idea. In the Welcome package, we will put a letter of introduction, our membership application and explain our Membership Drive incentive. (we haven't decided what yet). Last year, we held a drawing for a Flat Screen TV for those who joined before November 30th. Also the H.R. with the most membership won a pizza party. Coincidentally, the winner of the TV was a student member from the winning H.R., who had 100% student membership!! Two of our new officers are students from that class!
All great ideas! I love the drawing for a TV idea, my husband mentioned doing the same thing!!! I just finished the Webinar about the new membership cards, they have a $10 coupon/gc for Office Max attached. That kinda helps the membership pay for itself depending what the dues are!
On Facebook, there is a link at the bottom to create a page, so I did:)