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.

  • PTO Today Article

    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.

  • PTO Today Article

    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.