I am SO happy you have found me!
Do these words/acronyms mean anything to you?
Home and School?
Schools and parents in almost every school, every school district, every city, and every state throughout our nation have one of these groups listed above. Does anyone else find this confusing??
While they have their differences (and we could easily have a whole article worth of information to discuss those differences), they are also very similar in so many ways! What these groups all have in common the desire to give back to our schools and help create a bright future for our children and students everywhere! That sounds pretty awesome to me!
What does PTG Stand for?
It doesn’t matter if you are the secretary from a PTO, the president at your school’s PTA, or the Box Tops Coordinator from a PIE group, PTG – Parents and Teachers Working Together is for YOU!
Why I started this page!
I can’t tell you how many times I posted on Facebook regarding one Parent Teacher Group (PTG) subject or another, looking for feedback and help. I’d pose questions like these:
“Does your school use a popcorn machine?”
“Have you had a Papa Murphy’s fundraiser at your school and was it successful?”
The problem was that I needed more support. My PTG needed help and we had very few places to look. Over time, as I connected to other PTG leaders and organizations, things have gotten much easier. But does it really have to be so confusing in the first place?
There were times that I literally had no idea what I was doing. Maybe you feel like that too?
It dawned on me that someone should really start a resource page to reach out to other PTG volunteers like me, then I realized, why not me? I hope that I will be able to help bridge the communication gap that exists among volunteers/other groups. My goal is to offer a friendly place for PTG volunteers, like YOU, to share ideas, learn ways to help their group grow, and become even more successful!
Join me for PTA/PTO support and helpful tips to make your Parent Teacher Group thrive…and keep you sane!
Photo cred to my amazing PTG friend, Lori!
Now that you know all about PTG-Parents and Teachers Working together….here is a little more about ME!
That’s me up there, Elizabeth, and the mom to the three adorable children you also see. My husband and daddy to those three is an amazing chiropractor. I help him with administrative tasks at our chiropractic clinic from time-to-time, when I have time. Do I ever have enough time???
I am a former teacher, now a full-time SAHM, with an unofficial career title as full-time PTA Mom. No pay, no vacation, and no retirement fund come with that title, but I do love it! I really wish there was at least a little pay.
A girl can dream right? Sigh….
What brought me here!
For the last 5+ years I have been putting my love of volunteerism and my background in education to work by becoming involved in the Parent Teacher Group at my child’s school. I started out there as a parent volunteer and quickly fell into finishing a vacancy on the board for the end of the year. I then served as Vice President for two years. Most recently I finished a very fulfilling two-year term as President. Now? I am on to Treasurer… I have to admit, I am intimidated about stepping up as Treasurer. But, I aim to prove that if I can do it, anyone can! Wish me luck, will you?
I have a Masters of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Spanish. My resume would tell you I taught Middle School Spanish and High School Spanish. I even had a short gig as College Spanish Instructor. Jokingly I say that I retired early and became a Stay At Home Mom. I truly loved teaching and all of the interaction with so many wonderful people – students and fellow teachers/staff. The jury is out if I will ever come out of retirement. I guess you never know what the future will bring, right? I think one of the things that I absolutely love about volunteering with the PTG at my child’s school is it has been a perfect way to combine so many of my skill sets and interest into one package. Now, if only that package came with a paycheck and benefits! hahaha…
Share your ideas too!
I have an ongoing list of articles I am always working on to share with YOU, but I find the best ideas are shared among friends. So, please contact me and we can talk about YOUR ideas! If something has been extra successful for your PTG or you’ve found a creative way to handle a common PTG problem, please let me know! If you have a question about your PTG and wonder what to do/where to go next, why not ask me/us here!? After all, we are in it together!
Thanks so much for taking a little time out of your busy life to spend with me!