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.

School Family Event
Host a STEM Family Event at School

Plan a Fun, Hands-on STEM Event for Families

From energy to engineering, these STEM activities are easy to do, educational and budget-friendly (perfect for a crowd!).

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How To Book a Guest Speaker for Your Next School Program

Thinking of bringing in a speaker or enrichment program for your next school assembly? Start by asking a potential guest speaker these questions.

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Makerspace Basics

These fun and flexible areas can help students develop creative and analytical thinking skills.


How To Run a School Readathon

Tips and tools for putting together a readathon or other educational fundraiser

Free Enrichment Guide
Guide to Supporting STEAM and STEM Learning for PTOs and PTAs

Guide to Supporting STEAM and STEM Learning

PTOs and PTAs can play a big role in supporting STEAM and STEM learning at school. Our free guide has hands-on activities, tips for finding experts, and more!

Art Enrichment Ideas

10 Ways To Bring Art Appreciation to Students

Painting, drawing, and other art forms are the basis for awesome enrichment activities from school parent groups.

Keep Up the STEM Learning

10 STEM Activities To Do at Home Using Household Items

Got some downtime with the kids? Here are 10 family-approved STEM activities to try, many using common household items.

Academics & Enrichment

12 Ideas To Get Your School Reading

Make reading more fun and less work with these ideas for promoting and encouraging literacy.


PTOs and the School Technology Gap

Parent groups are a major source of technology funding at schools. How can you help without breaking the bank?

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New England's Best School Field Trips

Parent groups often have a big hand in executing successful school field trips. Here are some of the best that New England has to offer.

Character Education

Ideas That Raise Students' Social Awareness

These parent group projects help kids learn about community and their place in it.

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One Year, 2 Million Minutes Spent Reading

A PTO program that inspires students to hit the books earned this group the 2014 Parent Group of the Year award for Outstanding Focus on Academics & Enrichment.

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Racing To Read

The Iditarod, a major hometown event, serves as the inspiration for a schoolwide literacy program.

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Young Chefs Promote Healthy Eating

An annual recipe contest at a Minnesota elementary school gets students excited about trying new foods.