This past election has been life changing for me in many ways. The importance of education and being involved are more crucial than ever before. We must not be complacent but roll up our sleeves and do what’s needed to be done. The role of citizen is extremely vital in our democracy. Former President Barack Obama said it well, “Ultimately, that’s what our democracy demands. It needs you. Not just when there’s an election, not just when your own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.” We need you at PTA meetings, at board meetings, and other parent events. This is a call to action. The work can’t continue with only a few. If we are going to provide the education we know our children deserve, we all must contribute in some manner. I commend parents who have given their time to attend meetings, to share their career with students and who’ve donated and supported the school community. We also must model and demand our children also learn the importance of service to the community. We do have a number of students go beyond the required 20 hours of community service. (Eighth graders must have hours completed by April 20th.)
We need parents in a variety of ways such as fundraising, tutoring, sharing of their skills and talents, and grant writing. Together, we can make a difference.