Communications

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    Communication Tips for Better Involvement

    How you reach out to parents can help build involvement—or it can work against your group. We'll help you get it right.

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    How To Write a Press Release

    Get more publicity for your next event with these simple steps for contacting the media.

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  • Parent Express Email

    Communicate Better With Parents

    Parent Express Email is a free tool that will allow you to create and send customized emails to families at your school in just a few steps. Try it out today.

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    Create an Effective Parent Handbook

    A good handbook can be invaluable to new parents and presents your group as a great resource.

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  • Communication

    The Art of Saying No

    Use these tips to keep yourself from becoming overcommitted, or worse, burned out.

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    Email Communication Tips

    How to use email effectively while avoiding common pitfalls that lead to miscommunication and misunderstanding.

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  • Challenges

    Eliminate a Negative Vibe at PTO Meetings

    Critics got you down? Using a diplomatic approach to handle difficult situations (and people) can often help get things back on a positive path.

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  • Communications

    Create a PTO Newsletter They'll Read

    A school newsletter is an effective way to communicate with parents; these six steps take you from start to finish.

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    Facebook: Going Beyond the Basics

    The social media site is an ideal place to post meeting reminders and announcements. But it can help your parent group in a variety of other ways, too.

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    9 Free Apps Parent Group Leaders Love

    Make the most of your smartphone with these free apps that will help your parent group communicate, plan, and share.

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    Don't Say It!

    12 casual comments that discourage involvement, 12 positive alternatives that build it.

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    Create an Effective Survey

    Gathering feedback from parents and teachers can help build support for your programs. These tips will help you create a survey and evaluate the results.

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  • Communication

    Create a PTO Website That Works

    Never created a website before? No problem! We'll walk you through the process, from getting a domain name to promoting and maintaining the site.

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