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Spread the Word: Parent Involvement Matters

A two-minute video summary of the ways your involvement at school can make a difference.

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Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping

7 ways to save when shopping for school supplies.

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How To Work With School Staff

Building good working relationships with school staff takes open communication and mutual respect.

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Planning & Organization

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.

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Welcome Them Back

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.

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Earn Rewards When Buying Back-to-School Supplies With TeacherLists

Parent groups can help teachers earn rewards through top national retailer rewards programs by using TeacherLists to buy back-to-school supplies. (Your PTO can earn rewards, too!)

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Virtual Back-to-School Night Ideas

Ideas from leaders for distanced welcome back nights that will inspire your school community.

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How You Can Help

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.

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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.

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Get Ready for Back-to-School Night

Helpful tips and how-tos so you can make the most of your open house table.

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Free Recruitment Tools
Make School Volunteer Recruitment Easier With 2 Hour Power

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.

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Teacher Appreciation

Back-to-School Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Tips and printables to get your teachers’ school year started on a nice note.

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Free Resource!
Back to School Facebook Graphics

Get Our Free Back-to-School Facebook Graphics

Our Facebook images make it easy to share information with your parents!

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How To Give an Awesome Back-to-School Speech

Communicate with parents about your parent group and the importance of involvement! Use our video, sample script, and tips to deliver a speech that will make a lasting impression.

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Build Involvement From the Start

Simple steps to help you boost your numbers right away and keep them up throughout the school year.

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Create an Effective Parent Handbook

A good handbook can be invaluable to new parents and presents your group as a great resource.

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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.

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