Customer Spotlight--Shawnee Trail Elementary PTA
At Membership Toolkit, we see a lot of wonderful ways parent organizations are using our software to help increase parent engagement and Shawnee Trail Elementary PTA in Frisco, Texas is a great example. They have designed their website with inviting colors, clear information and fun, inviting language. We love seeing how they are addressing problems and forming solutions using Membership Toolkit software.
Hannah Gleghorn, Shawnee Trail PTA board member in charge of website/publicity said, "We needed to provide Kindergarten parents information about PTA at our school's annual Kindergarten Tour in May. In thinking it through, we remembered how anxiety-provoking being a Kindergarten parent was…. going into a large building filled with strangers, where you are not in charge, don’t know the rules, and do not feel comfortable. And then sending your 4-5 year old child off alone with those people. That’s not everyone’s cup of tea!"
Hannah made a "Top 10 Ways to Feel More at Home at Shawnee Trail” handout designed to help make families instantly comfortable using very specific steps. "We focused on ways to get into the school and stay informed (PTA, social media, volunteering…) and ways to help their child feel safe and part of the community (attending fun events, eating lunch with family, becoming a room parent, attending parties …)," said Hannah.
Using Membership Toolkit
Check out this flyer, made by Hannah Gleghorn, to help welcome new families and outline specific ways they can get involved at the school. Shawnee Trail PTA includes this graphic under the Kindergarten Parents section. This would also be a great graphic to share with military families that are transferring to your school. Can you imagine how nice it would be to see this as a brand new school parent and instantly feel welcomed?
Graphic by Hannah Gleghorn at Shawnee Trail Elementary PTA in Frisco, Texas