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Booster Club and Facebook?

14 years 9 months ago #150226 by MomtoZoe
Thank you all so much for your input.

I too, fear that our school is so small that it will be hard to try to locate and find parents and if it would be a total waste of my time.

I run a business Facebook page for a scrapbook company that I work for and would open up a BUSINESS page for the Booster Club as well because after all, Booster Clubs and PTO's are basically businesses. By opening up a business page you are able to control who can post what on your page and you can give adminstration access to key people in your group.

For those concerned about privacy, you can turn off photo posting options, even wall posting options if you want. That way you don't have to worry about rogue pictures floating about. I would definitely enforce this option.

I guess this is an instance where you do a pro/con list and see if the positives out number the negatives and I guess it never hurts to try. I did find quite a few teachers on FB while wandering aimlessly the other day. If anything I guess it is another way to get them informed and involved.

Booster Club President<br />
<br>Fullerton IV Elementary School<br />
<br>Roseburg Oregon
14 years 9 months ago #150225 by Momski
I'm the mom of a Senior - wow class of 2010 and have seen it all. There is no 100% fool proof method of communication. My music boosters just started a facebook account and unfortunately only the students are my "friends"!

Snail mail US Postal is the only way for us to get information home to the parents of middle and high schoolers. The kids just don't bring home the information...

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14 years 9 months ago #150209 by jessicad
I added Events via Facebook for a dance and our carnival last year. I think I'll probably do Events for our monthly meetings this year. I just leave them open to anyone since I'm obvi not friends with all the parents/staff at our school.

I've never created a group on FB but I think we might discuss doing something like that this year.
14 years 9 months ago #150177 by supermom3.1
We have been thinking about this as well... our concerns are privacy for parents, who will be updating it, will every committee chair post their own items, there are different things for all grades - will each grade take care of it's own stuff, when having a hard enough time getting parents to give their email address so we can email stuff - how will we get them on FB, what if one parent posts some pictures and your child is in them & you didn't want them to post... each parent should fill out a release form unless you have a strict no picture policy

Getting approval from the District School Board, and the Principal is also a factor.

Setting up the page is easy it's the ongoing upkeep that is a concern.
14 years 9 months ago #150176 by mi3sons
As someone who is on FB, I would love it. As far as our school is concerned, however, we have too many families who have no access to computers, so it would be a waste of time for us.
14 years 9 months ago #150175 by MomtoZoe
I was just wondering if and how many people have created a Facebook Business page for their Booster Club or PTO group?
I had this idea back in May and have been flip flopping over whether or not to start one or if it would just be a waste of time.

Any suggestions or advice on how it has or hasn't worked for you?

Booster Club President<br />
<br>Fullerton IV Elementary School<br />
<br>Roseburg Oregon
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