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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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PTO Today Article

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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New Free Planning Guide
Adapt PTO Work During Coronavirus Closures Guide

Adapt Your PTO Work During Coronavirus Closures

Our free guide walks you through moving forward with your parent group, even from a distance: Plan safe events and fundraisers, learn ways that volunteers can help even if they can’t get into schools, and much more.

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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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How You Can Help

Social and Emotional Support at Back to School: How PTOs Can Help

It's a tough time for everyone. Your parent group can play a key role in helping support your school community through it.

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PTO Rewards

Get #PTOlife Swag, Shirts, and More for Your New Crew

If you're coming back for another year (go, you!) or new at it, here's your chance to win free #PTOlife swag, supplies, and a gift card for your PTO peeps (valued at $700).

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PTO Today Article

The Parent Group Budgeting Process When Times Aren’t Normal

How to make a budget even when you have a lot of questions about what’s to come.

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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, and an interactive graphic to help you make the most of your open house table.

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Back-to-School Resources

Our Best Back-to-School Printables

Use our favorite back-to-school printables to boost parent communication.

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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 Involvement Guide
Put Parent Involvement First

Put Parent Involvement First: 10 Tips

Make involvement your top priority and every challenge your group faces will get a whole lot easier.

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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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7 Back-to-School Must-Dos

Spending time on these tasks before school starts will benefit your group all year.

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PTO Today Article

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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Back to School

31 Back-to-School Ideas for PTO Officers

Set yourself up for a successful fall with these 31 tips on organization, communication, and more.

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