What is TAPTO?:
T.A.P.T.O. stands for Tea Area Parent Teacher Organization. TAPTO is a group of parents and teachers that work together toward a common goal: “supporting and encouraging our students, families, and educators as they strive for academic excellence by building a sense of community through communication, cooperation, and commitment.” We support and believe in the Tea Area School District’s Mission Statement: “To educate and empower each student for success in a global society.” We gather together to educate parents and raise funds for a variety of projects at the K-12 level.
We invite YOU to join us at our meetings. Be a part of an organization that will benefit your student!
Frequently Asked Questions:How do I join TAPTO?
There is no process for joining TAPTO. Just show up for a meeting or let us know you’re interested in helping, and you’ll be part of TAPTO. Even better, attend a meeting and bring a friend!
How do I know when the meetings are? And how long are the meetings?
Meetings are posted on Facebook. The meetings usually last about an hour, but you are free to come late or leave early if necessary.
I’m busy with kids, a full-time job, and activities! How much time will I have to commit to TAPTO?
It’s simple: you can commit as much or as little time as you want. The organization is made up of parents just like you: busy with kids, work, and activities! Even if you can only volunteer once or twice a year, that is a big help!
I don’t have any special talents. What can I do to make a difference?
You don’t need any special talents to volunteer – only a willingness to give of your time. There is no maximum commitment. You choose the projects that interest you and devote as much time as you can.
Why should I volunteer with TAPTO?
Volunteer with TAPTO so you can be more involved with and support your child’s education. You will get to meet other parents with similar goals for their children.
Top Five reasons to get involved:
1. Kids whose parents are involved in their education get better grades and have higher test scores.
2. Kids develop better social skills and show improved behavior when their parents are involved at school.
3. Research shows that parent involvement can help improve the quality of schools, raise teacher morale, and improve a school’s reputation in the community.
4. When students feel supported at home and school, they develop more positive attitudes about school, have more self-confidence, and place a higher priority on academic achievement.