Why is parent involvement such a big deal?
Two major studies from the 1990s and 2000s showed the positive effect parent involvement has on student achievement and other success factors. They were so influential that researchers today still reference them frequently. A more recent study—published in 2012 by researchers at North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University, and the University of California, Irvine—reinforced these earlier studies and found that family involvement has a greater effect on positive academic performance than does the quality of the school building. And it’s not just students who are positively affected; parents, teachers, and schools as a whole also experience benefits.
-- PTO Today, How to Prioritize PTO & PTA Involvement
Attend a PTO Meeting
Visit our calendar on our PTO hub for a list of all upcoming PTO meetings and events
Current Volunteer Opportunities
There are several ways to stay on top of what opportunities exist to volunteer for school events. They include:
- Read requests for help in our weekly Friday Features
- Sign up to help for events under the "Volunteer Signup" section on our PTO hub
Open Chairperson Positions
Want to get involved with the PTO but not sure what the right fit might be? Be sure to read out Guide to BGS PTO Chairperson Roles. Read up on the various opportunities and see what positions are still available. Remember, none of these are solo positions – you can pull together a committee as needed! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to volunteer.
BGS PTO * 148 Pine Street * Bridgewater, NJ 08807 * 908-725-8444 * email@example.com