PTSA Perspectives: Trish Kline, (P)arent

Trish Kline

PTSA has made such a tremendous impact on my life. I first jumped into PTA at Dunn Elementary; what an incredible experience right from the get-go! For a new parent at a new school, it can be difficult to navigate. With my son entering kindergarten, I was nervous about the whole experience…from taking the bus the first day, to having all the right school supplies and lunchbox, to figuring out the carpool line in the afternoon. I wanted him to have the best experience possible. Thankfully, members from the PTA were there to lessen my worries, answer my questions, and help me feel more at ease with this big step in my child’s life. It was so reassuring to interact with other parents who knew what I was going through and reached out to help. From there, I was hooked. I joined Dunn’s PTA Board to get connected, learn more about the teachers and the school, and to meet more fantastic parents.

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PTSA Perspectives: Delene Taylor, (P)arent

Delene Taylor

As I think back to this time last year, I remember being excited about my daughter starting her freshman year at Manual, but I also felt overwhelmed and unprepared. Information did not seem as accessible to parents as it was in elementary and middle school, and I realized too late that many club and sports activities were already well underway mid-summer, before Crimson Day or school registration even began.

As I searched for information online, I stumbled across a Facebook group for the Manual PTSA, posted a question about an event that I was having difficulty getting details about, and mentioned my frustration. Right away, I received a response from the President and a “Be careful or you will end up on our communications team!” comment. Being extremely busy with a professional career, a teen in competitive sports and clubs, elderly parents in poor health requiring ongoing help, a side job keeping books for a couple of small companies, and several volunteer commitments already, I knew there was no way I should be taking on another role. However, I agreed to help out with social media, as a way to stay more in the loop.

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Ways To Publicize Your Manual Event

The Manual POST The Post is published weekly (when resources allow) during the school year except for school breaks. Follow these submission guidelines. DuPont Manual PTSA Facebook Group Join the group and post your Manual news there. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/ManualPTSA/ *note: this is a closed group, so please check your “Other Messages” folder … Read more