A message from our PTO president Marium Malik.
Assalaamu Alaykum Parents!
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome each of you and your families to Manarah Islamic Academy. As Manarah PTO board members, it is among our responsibilities to talk with you about our organization and encourage you to get involved in your school. But first, since this may be the first time at Manarah, for many of you, it is important for us to explain what the PTO is all about.
Our primary objective as PTO (Parent-Teacher Organization) is to provide our school with funds, programs, resources and services that will enrich and maximize the education of every child. To meet this important objective and afford services that are not covered by our school budgets, we must fundraise. Though it may not be our favorite responsibility, it is a necessary one. We hold lunches, bake sales, book fairs, etc.
As you can see, we are a busy group. This is where you come in! We need your help, and so do your children. Over 500 independent studies on parent involvement show that when parents get involved in their children’s education grades go up, test scores improve, children are more likely to attend better schools after high school and they have fewer discipline problems. Get involved TODAY!
Volunteering doesn’t have to mean a huge time commitment. We understand it is increasingly more difficult to find time to give, but please, whatever your time schedule allows, we have need of you. We even have tasks that can be performed in the evenings, during the day or that don’t even involve coming to the school at all.
Jazak Allahu Khairan,
Below are some of the fun events PTO helps organize, sponsor and of course participate.
- The recent Dodgeball Competition
- The Book Fair, held twice a year.
- The Science Fair
- The Opening Ceremony
- Annual Field Day
- Eid activities
- Monthly Hot Lunches
- Bake Sales
- Field Trips