Back to School

  • PTO Today Live

    Who Doesn't Love Some Free Swag?

    Yet another reason to head to a PTO Today Live expo this fall—all the goodies! Come join us for tons of free samples and the chance to win cool prizes.

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  • Back to School

    Get Ready for Back-to-School Night!

    Helpful tips and how-tos, and an interactive graphic to help you make the most of your open house table.

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  • Free Back-to-School Guide

    Ultimate Guide to Back-to-School Success

    From parent involvement and strengthening your board to getting organized and working closely with school staff, find concrete steps you can take now.

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  • 2 Hour Power

    The Power of Just 2 Hours

    Scratch "not enough volunteers" off your list of back-to-school stressors. Our newly updated 2 Hour Power volunteer pledge program has all the steps and tools you need to build your volunteer base—2 hours at a time.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Get Our Free Back-to-School Facebook Graphics

    Our Facebook images make it easy to share information with your parents!

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  • Planning & Organizing

    September PTO To Do List

    Get into the swing of things with these suggestions for September parent group activities.

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  • Back to School

    7 Back-to-School Must-Dos

    Spending time on these tasks before school starts will benefit your group all year.

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  • PTO Today Article

    How To Give an Awesome Back-to-School Speech

    Communicate with parents about your parent group and the importance of involvement; use our video, sample script, and tips to deliver a speech that will make a lasting impression.

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  • Planning & Organization

    Summer PTO To Do List

    Start the new school year right with these suggestions for August parent group activities. And if your school year resumes in August, use this same list for July planning.

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  • Back to School

    Back-to-School Ideas for PTO Officers

    Set yourself up for a successful fall with these 31 tips on organization, communication, and more.

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  • Involvement

    Parent Involvement Matters!

    Share this video with your school's parents as a visual explanation of how important their involvement is in their children's education.

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  • Events

    Plan a Boohoo/Yahoo Breakfast

    Let camaraderie, cheers, and perhaps a few tears kick off your new school year.

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  • Resources

    Parent Involvement Toolkit

    This comprehensive guide offers time-tested strategies for connecting with all types of parents at your school and walking them up the Involvement Ladder.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Build Involvement From the Start

    Simple steps to help you boost your numbers right away and keep them up throughout the school year.

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  • PTO Today Article

    How To Run a PTO or PTA Membership Drive

    A membership drive can help your group build a base of support and volunteers. Here are ideas from groups that have run successful drives.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Make Your Open House a Hit

    Tips for how your parent group can help plan an open house that sets the stage for a great year.

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  • Events

    Plan a Fun Back-to-School Event

    Ideas for an end-of-summer celebration your school’s families will love.

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  • Organization

    Getting (and Staying) Organized

    How time-savvy leaders keep track of busy schedules and lengthy to do lists.

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  • Events

    Classroom Parties Made Easy

    Tips for planning fun yet simple classroom celebrations that won't break the bank.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Tips for a Low-Stress School Year

    Make it look easy with a little planning and a flexible approach.

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