Academics & Enrichment

  • Family Events

    School Family Nights

    Free kits that make it easy to plan a great movie night, science night, reading night, or game night for families.

  • PTO Today Article

    Young Chefs Promote Healthy Eating

    An annual recipe contest at a Minnesota elementary school gets students excited about trying new foods.

  • Slideshow

    Recyclart Art Event

    See how one school came up with an innovative way to use junk.

  • Enrichment

    Ideas To Promote Reading

    Observed on March 3, Read Across America Day is a good opportunity to promote reading. Here are some fun program ideas you can do this spring to support literacy at your school.

  • Technology

    PTOs and the School Technology Gap

    Parent groups are a major source of technology funding at schools. How can you help without breaking the bank?

  • PTO Today Article

    New England's Best School Field Trips

    Parent groups often have a big hand in executing successful school field trips. Here are some of the best that New England has to offer.

  • Academics

    How Your PTO Can Help Raise Test Scores

    Boosting test scores is a priority for many schools. Here are academic project ideas to help students prepare for standardized testing.

  • PTO Today Article

    One Year, 2 Million Minutes Spent Reading

    A PTO program that inspires students to hit the books earned this group the 2014 Parent Group of the Year award for Outstanding Focus on Academics & Enrichment.

  • PTO Today Article

    Racing To Read

    The Iditarod, a major hometown event, serves as the inspiration for a schoolwide literacy program.

  • Enrichment

    11 Ways To Mark the 100th Day of School

    Is your school approaching the 100th day of the school year? Here are 11 simple ways to celebrate the occasion.

  • Academics

    How Parent Groups Support Academics

    From helping with basic needs to providing academic enrichment, there are many ways PTOs and PTAs work with teachers to help students learn.

  • PTO Today Article

    How PTOs Make Their School Music Programs Sing

    From paying for teacher time to organizing performances, parent groups help bridge the gaps in music education.