Here’s an example of a sign-up form that your PTA could put into the school’s welcome pack for new parents:
[Your school logo at the top]
Welcome to [name of school]!
My name’s [Chair of the PTA] and I currently head up [Friends of/ the PA/ PTA]. We’re a group of parents who volunteer to run social events for parents and children and to organise fundraising events (at the moment we’re raising money to [XXX]).
We put all our news and events up on Classlist. It’s a free, safe, secure online community for the school where you can post questions and message other parents in your child’s class or year group. It’s really useful for tracking down lost jumpers, organising play dates and checking the homework.
Classlist also enables you to share your contact details with other parents in the same year group. You have full control over your privacy settings and can also join and use Classlist without sharing your contact details.
Please fill out the form below so we can invite you to Classlist. Send it back to us via the school Reception and we’ll email you an invite to Classlist. Then you can get chatting with the other parents and we’ll be able to invite you to our upcoming events. We are planning to hold a [welcome picnic/summer fair] in the summer term.
If you have any questions about Classlist please email [name], our [position on the PTA] and (s)he’ll get back to you as quickly as possible!
If you can’t wait to sign up you can and register right away! Download the Classlist app on your mobile (recommended) or visit www.classlist.com - and then search for our school name. Please still fill out this form to make it quicker for us to verify you as a parent at the school!
I give permission for the PTA to contact me via email and send me an invitation to Classlist.
Name of child:
Class/ year group child will be joining:
Parent/ Guardian name(s):
Parent/ Guardian email(s):
We look forward to meeting you!