Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs), and those that include students, PTSAs, along with the independent version PTO, have long been a fixture of Dallas ISD schools. The PTAs, because of their national association, have a legislative lobbying role, as well as a parent education mission, but all of these groups are generally thought of as a way to have organized parent involvement.
In the past, Dallas ISD PTAs have joined together and pressed the district for campus level maintenance. They have organized back to school picnics and helped with award ceremonies. And always they baked cookies.
What does your PTA do on your campus? Are teachers involved? Does your PTA work well with administration and staff? Do you even have a functioning PTA?
If you are a parent, what plans does your PTA have for welcoming back teachers and staff? It would be great if every teacher and staff member felt supported by the parents and community as they start the new school year.
And of course the most important question, does anyone still bake cookies?