PTO Today Magazine August 2017

In the August 2017 issue

  • 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

    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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  • 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

    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

    Experimenting With STEM

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

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  • PTO Today Article

    6 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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  • 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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  • Volunteers

    6 Keys to Volunteer Appreciation

    When it comes to thanking your volunteers, it's always worth the effort.

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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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  • PTO Today Article

    How To Be an Effective PTO or PTA Volunteer Coordinator

    Make the most of this important role by concentrating efforts in the right way.

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  • Auctions

    4 Awesome School 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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  • Celebrate Your Group!

    National School Parent Group Day - Sept. 28, 2017

    Parent groups do amazing things every single day—but often, people outside the group don't know much about it. Get free materials to celebrate and promote your group in your community!

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  • Free School Auction Guide

    148 Silent Auction Ideas and More

    Ideas for items and baskets to offer at your school auction, plus a few items that don’t work and lots of helpful tips to make the process of securing items easier.

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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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  • PTO Today Article

    Building a Leader Network: Help Is All Around You

    When you need help and support, ask—you might be surprised at the network right in front of you.

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    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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