PTO Today Magazine

In the August 2017 issue

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  • August 2017 Issue
  • Back To School Archive
  • PTO Today Article

    A Super Start to the Year

    Parents may not want more to do, but they do want to support their schools.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Parent or PTO President—Balancing Your Roles

    Many PTO leaders find it challenging to juggle competing roles; our practical advice from someone who’s been there can help.

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  • PTO Today Article

    How To Prioritize PTO and PTA Involvement

    Why parent involvement matters—and how your group can make it a priority.

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  • PTO Today Article

    18 Ideas for Better PTO and PTA Meetings

    PTO and PTA meetings don’t have to be a drag. Make them more enjoyable with these straightforward steps.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Keys to Middle School Involvement

    Parent involvement in middle school involvement is different, but still important. Here's how to make the most of it.

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  • Auctions

    4 Awesome Auction Themes

    Build enthusiasm for your silent auction by using one of these cool and unusual themes. And click around each graphic for fun details!

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  • PTO Today Article

    Experimenting With STEM

    Learning opportunities abound during a Massachusetts school's Crazy for Science week.

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  • PTO Today Article

    PTO Leaders: How To Use Facebook Live

    Get our Facebook Live tips so you can broadcast events and meetings in real time!

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  • Leadership

    Building a Leader Network

    When it comes to building a network, take a look around. You'll find help in places you might not expect.

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  • Volunteers

    Volunteer Interest Survey

    Detailed form for parents to fill out, marking the programs and committees for which they would like to volunteer. Also available in Spanish.

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  • Family Events

    School Family Nights

    Free kits that make it easy to plan a great Family Movie Night, Family Tech Talk Night, Family Science Night, Family Arts & Crafts Night, or Family Reading Night.

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  • Connections

    Join Our New Facebook Group!

    We’ve created a new Facebook group called PTO & PTA Leaders! Join us for chatting, sharing ideas, and connecting with fellow leaders! Check it out here.

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  • Family Reading Night

    Family Reading Night

    Use our free Family Reading Night planning kit to share your favorite stories and encourage a love of reading.

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  • Academics & Enrichment

    It’s Academic! 10 Event Ideas Tied to the Curriculum

    Great ideas for events that put the emphasis on both fun and learning.

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  • About the Magazine

    About PTO Today

    PTO Today magazine is loaded with informative articles, helpful advice, and creative ideas for your group. It’s published six times a year, and every K-8 public school automatically receives one subscription addressed to the parent group president. To make sure your PTO or PTA receives its copy, update your officer info or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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