An Important Event To Have Before Summer Break
Great for non-techie parents and guardians, our free Internet safety event covers the everyday apps kids are using, device settings, and more.
Spread the Word: Parent Involvement Matters
A two-minute video summary of the ways your involvement at school can make a difference.
Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping
7 ways to save when shopping for school supplies.
How To Work With School Staff
Building good working relationships with school staff takes open communication and mutual respect.
August PTO To Do List
Start the new school year right with these suggestions for August parent group activities. And if your school year resumes in August, use this same list for July planning.
Make Your Own Back-to-School PTO Video!
Our customizable back-to-school video template is an easy, polished way to introduce your PTO and share your goals. Use it at an open house, or add it to your website to reach families doing distance learning.
Earn Retailer Rewards When You Buy School Supplies on TeacherLists
Buy school supplies on TeacherLists.com and earn retailer rewards for teachers and your parent group.
Virtual Back-to-School Night Ideas
Ideas from leaders for distanced welcome back nights that will inspire your school community.
Social and Emotional Support at Back to School: How PTOs Can Help
When times are tough for everyone, your parent group can play a key role in helping support the school community.
What To Tell Parents About Involvement
Messages about involvement to share with parents in emails, newsletters, social posts, and bulletin boards. Use them individually, or combine a few for a longer message.
Get Ready for Back-to-School Night
Helpful tips and how-tos so you can make the most of your open house table.
2 Hour Power Pledge Program
Scratch "not enough volunteers" off your list of stressors. Our 2 Hour Power school volunteer recruitment program has all the steps and tools you need to build your base—2 hours at a time.
Back-to-School Teacher Appreciation Ideas
Tips and templates to get your teachers' school year started on a thoughtful note.
Get Our Free Back-to-School Facebook Graphics
Our Facebook images make it easy to share information with your parents!
How To Give an Awesome Back-to-School Speech
Tips and a sample script will help you deliver a great back-to-school speech at your open house. Plus advice to help beat the public speaking jitters.
Build Involvement From the Start
Simple steps to help you boost your numbers right away and keep them up throughout the school year.
Create an Effective Parent Handbook
A good handbook can be invaluable to new parents and presents your group as a great resource.
Make Your First Meeting Count
Use these tips to harness the energy of a new year for your PTO and set a positive tone you can build on all year long.