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PTO Today University

Parent Involvement 101

Our new series of virtual educational sessions is kicking off on Sept. 29 with Parent Involvement 101! We’ll share expert advice and best practices during this free 1-hour session. Graduates will receive a certificate, downloadable guide, and free T-shirt*. Save your seat!

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PTO Today Article

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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PTO Today Live Expo

The Ultimate One-Day Expo Is Back!

Save the date! Registration is open for the PTO Today Live 2021 fall expos. Meet with dozens of vendors and get new ideas, free samples, prizes, and fundraising help—all in just a few hours! Check out the schedule now.

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PTO Today Article

Money-Saving Tips for Back-to-School Shopping

7 ways to save when shopping for school supplies.

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PTO Today Article

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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Back-to-School Supplies

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.

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PTO Today Article

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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Back to School

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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Back to School

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 thoughtful 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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BACK-TO-SCHOOL RESOURCES

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.

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PTO Today Article

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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PTO Today Article

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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PTO Today Article

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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