Parent Teacher Association
KIS PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA)
Our KIS Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is a formal organization composed of parents, teachers, and staff that is intended to facilitate parental participation in schools. The goal of the PTA is to support KIS, encourage parent involvement, support our teachers, and organize family events for KIS.
WHY BE INVOLVED IN PTA?
According to the Department of Education in Michigan, U.S.A., “the earlier in a child’s education process parent involvement begins, the more powerful the effects.” Decades of research has shown that when parents are involved, students have:
Higher achievement and personal accomplishment
Higher attendance rates
Increased motivation, better self-esteem
Decreased use of drugs and alcohol
Fewer instances of violent behavior
The more parents participate in their child’s education, in a sustainable way, at every level—in advocacy, decision-making and oversight roles, as fundraisers and boosters, as volunteers and paraprofessionals, and as home teachers—the better for student achievement, according to an article published by the Michigan Dept. of Education.
WHO BENEFITS FROM PTA?
The challenges of delivering quality education in international schools around the world are often daunting. The PTA can help.
Our KIS PTA addresses issues that are important to KIS parents, teachers and administrators.
The PTA supports KIS by assisting the school toward full funding, advocating quality teachers and programs, coordinating family events at school—anything PTA can do to help KIS thrive. PTA membership is open to everyone.