John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
National PTA is a wonderful group of parents who try to help other parents with the raising of their children. Many brocheres are available to any parent wanting them. The PTA is an organization to help parents join in their children's education process. Being a nationwide organization, there are more resources available for parents with children. Your children will be proud of you for getting involved in their education. The things that you learn in PTA will help you in many ways. Special problems that pop up, like autism and handicaps, have books available to guide you. Everybody needs a little help at certain time. Being together with other parents in a group setting is very helpful. PTA is over 100 years old and has helped many parents over the years. When school begins again, see if your school offers a PTA group. If you can make the time, consider joining it. Your life will seem better if you do. Consider becoming a member.