A Checkmark Is Not A Commitment

“What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give.”

— P.D. James, Time to Be in Earnest

Every year about this time, parent-teacher organizations around the world send out volunteer request forms. Those are the forms listing all the opportunities to volunteer at your child’s school.

A checkmark is not a commitment. It’s an opportunity.

Having been a PTC president in the past, I can tell you that a large percentage of those forms go unreturned each year. Sad, but true.

Those forms are nothing more than a way for the school group to contact you with information on how you can get involved with your child’s education. It’s not a commitment. It’s not a requirement. It’s just an opportunity.

If you haven’t checked those little boxes in the past, check a few this year. If you always check some boxes, check an extra one or two.

It’s just another way to connect with your child’s school and your child.

Yesterday’s gift of time … Checked a few extra checkmarks on two different school’s parent-teacher forms. (Plus, we filled out the usually mass of back-to-school forms.)

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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2 Responses to A Checkmark Is Not A Commitment

  1. Natalie says:

    A timely reminder — now where did I put that piece of paper? Hmmm…..

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