Back to School

Back-to-school event ideas and planning tips for your PTO or PTA.

  • 38 Ideas To Start the Year Right

    From getting organized to getting to know the school's families, a great year for the parent group starts with some advance planning.

  • Build Involvement

    13 Things To Do This Year

    Get out your to do list and add these items to build involvement and strengthen your group.

  • 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.


Back-to-School Organization

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Plan a Back-to-School Event

  • 9 Can’t-Miss Events

    New leaders and old pros alike will love our tips for planning great events that have become parent group staples.

  • 20 Fun Family Events

    Creative ideas for successful family events from parent groups across the country.

  • School Family Nights

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

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Build Parent Involvement

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