Following extensive research and experience over many years, the National PTA maintains that "Parent and family involvement increases student achievement and success."
National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs were developed by the National PTA in collaboration the National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE). These standards (click on the link above to view them) were created to be used in conjunction with other national standards to support the overall learning and success of children. Parental involvement is actually one of the eight National Education Goals: Every school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional and academic growth of children.
There are many different ways that you, as a parent, can get involved in your children's education and the school they attend. You can:
If your school already has a PTA or PA, you should considering joining it. If your school doesn't have such an organization, you can take the first steps to introduce one into your child's school.
These are just a few suggestions!
Click on the link below to view some sample By-Laws for a PTA organization used by other Islamic schools. You are free to download these documents and use them to structure your own.