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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My first PTA mtg. Can I just vent? The reading of the minutes? Waste of time! Can't you just post for people to read? Going through and reading every committee and who the chair is? I can read! I had the handout why did they feel the need to read it aloud to us? Seriously, the PTA is an incredibly important part of any school - but no wonder so many parents don't go when you have to sit through all that! Get to the point all ready!

All done now........
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    I have been a teacher for 25 years and a mom of school age kids for 9. Yup... that's PTA pretty much everywhere you go.Some of it is "Robert's Rules" as understood by the group, some of it is that often there aren't enough people to take committee heads, and the same folks just do so much they think they're "the boss of everyone". PTAs generally do so much good I hope you stick with it.
    4263 days ago
  • NAVYMOM133
    Hey there,
    Just stumbled on this blog during my visit ;)
    I'll have to click Subscribe again.

    Anyway, I wanted to share that I'm taking a course this semester and the instructor is reading each chapter to us. Totally seriously reading to us. That's the class. Read the book. Gah! It's a prerequisite but, come on! We're all here to get something out of it/get something done. My situation hasn't improved each Thursday pm. Yours?

    So, I hear you!
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    4274 days ago
    (aw, i hope things improve for you, eve. sounds too frustrating!)
    4281 days ago
    Oh I know-so totally boring..But hey! It's for yer kids and I agree with Becky-future PTA president I see! You could livin' it up! *wink
    4286 days ago
    I remember when my oldest daughter was in jr high and I went to a PTA meeting....ahhh yeah!! that was the only one I went to. BORING!!
    Good for you to be an active part of your kids school life!!
    4287 days ago
    I just had this talk last night with my co-chair for recycling. Neither one of us wanted to go to the first meeting. It's important, but yet so much of it is a waist of time. Oh well, they're only once a month, and you can totally join and support them with out going to meetings (unless there is a vote that you want to be a part of). ..., but everyone has to go to that first one.
    4288 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/15/2009 9:01:37 AM
    HA! I totally agree! I have the same problem with MOST meetings....except the ones I RUN! Sorry it was so frustrating, but they are very lucky to have you on board. I think I see a future PTA president in your future....LOL
    4288 days ago
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