You don't have to be computer literate to get on the bandwagon. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be added to a ListServ that interests you.
Sometimes, you are added automatically. For example, all elected officers should have been added to the Listserv by the WSPTA folks at the beginning of the summer. If you would like to be on one or more, send an email to email@example.com and ask to be added. It is that easy!
A few thoughts on what to expect from your parents:
1) Some folks can dedicate time, some can only promise to sign up. Everyone should feel that their contribution is appreciated and welcome.
2) Avoid over-scheduling. If you are finding that it is difficult to get volunteers for all the great programs your board wants to run, I encourage you to discuss your options! Scale back. Don't stretch your volunteers too thin!
3) Thank your members! Send a note to each person who joined your PTA. Send thank you cards to volunteers after an event. Send invitations to those interested in a future event.
4) And remember: whether or not your volunteer is a member of PTA, all parents should be welcome on the team. You do not have to be in PTA to volunteer at your school.
Council Leaders will be writing articles relating to their committee or favorite interest. You are encouraged to respond! Ask questions, add your experiences, contribute to the conversation. We are all in this together!