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Low-key welcome event for new group?
Our board just formed late last May. It’s too hectic for us to plan a full-scale back-to-school party...
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School T-shirts by a new PTO?
We are a brand-new PTO with no funds yet. We would like to have school T-shirts but were not able to...
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Do holiday events need to be inclusive?
Breakfast With Santa has long been one of our traditional PTO events. It’s much enjoyed by the children...
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Low-cost family welcome events?
Our group is looking for a way to introduce new families to the school. We don’t have a lot of funds...
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Keeping track of carnival tickets?
Our PTO’s biggest fundraiser during the year is a carnival where we presell tickets two weeks before...
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How to agree on family movie night choices?
Our PTSA does family movie nights every month. While I think these are great to bring families together,...
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Setting limits on officers’ terms?
How often do you recommend turning over the gavel and other board positions? When Is It Time?
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Does insurance cover new officers mid-year?
I stepped down from my president position last year to give some new blood a chance. A new president...
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Should we have a nominating committee?
My school parent-teacher group is writing its bylaws, and we are stuck on the election process. Some...
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Vote out current board for new officers?
We want to vote off old members (vice president, etc.) and reelect new members. How do we do this?
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