• Conduct an executive board meeting to conduct a midyear budget review.

  • Schedule the monthly meeting with the principal.
    Make the Principal Your Partner

  • When is your school’s 100th day of school? (It falls in January or February in most districts.) Talk with the principal about what role the PTO can play in celebrating this milestone.
    12 Ways To Mark the 100th Day of School

  • Considering a spring carnival? Our free guide for planning a school fair or carnival includes everything you need to plan a great event.

  • Firm up your Valentine's Day plans. Running last-minute? No problem—we have lots of ideas for simple ways to celebrate the day.
    20 Super Easy Treat Ideas for Valentine's Day
    8 Easy Valentine's Day Crafts and Gifts

  • Schedule a simple winter event, such as ice-skating. Provide hot chocolate to help attendees warm up.

  • Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week by leaving a note or small treat in staff mailboxes.
    The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation

  • PTO Today Expo season begins. Make plans now to attend one in your area.
    PTO Today Expo dates and locations

  • Form a committee to plan your teacher appreciation events in May.
    54 Ways To Show Teacher Appreciation

  • Plan a reading event to coincide with Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day on March 2.
    Free Family Reading Night kit

Suggested Teacher Appreciation Effort: Love Notes

Give your teachers an extra-special Valentine’s Day treat by purchasing a pretty box or jar and having students write why they love their teacher with these Valentine’s Day love notes.


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Originally published in 2010 and updated regularly