Thursday, March 17, 2011

PTA/PTO BURNOUT!

Man I am burnt!!  DONE...well done if you ask!  I've been working real hard for a couple years now and I think (KNOW) its time to hang up my SUPER PARENT cape.  The parent participation at the school is not the greatest but we get things accomplished.  We just had a read-a-thon and raised $2400.  For our school that is BIG.  The sad part is all the money we raise is going towards a Music Program that was taken away last year. 

The problem now is NO OTHER PARENT is wanting to be the Chair, Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer for next year.  Our terms are 1 yr.  Last year I was Secretary and this year I was Co-Chair.  I've been involved with every event this year and I'm wiped out and we still have several more events to plan.  We have a Spring Bazaar, Book Fair, Raffle/BBQ, Teacher Appreciation Week and the list goes on. 

This is just my whine for the day.  Now need to get ready for our Parent Teacher Corp Meeting.

Have you ever experienced PTA/PTO burnout?
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Grams on March 17, 2011 at 7:05 PM said...

I have been in your shoes. When my son was in middle school, they asked me to "do the yearbook." Since I have design and layout skills I agreed. Little did I know that "do" also meant take the photos, sell the yearbooks, sell ads, and deliver the books. Seriously!

Just say no to next year. Someone else will step up and you can pick and choose what volunteer jobs you want.

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