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PTO School Blog or Website

8 years 5 months ago #169353 by KathrynL
Replied by KathrynL on topic PTO School Blog or Website
It’s a good question and one to really think about as creating and keeping up with a blog or website takes some work. My perspective is that the line between websites and blogs doesn’t really exist anymore. Ideally you’d have a site that includes your groups information, events, fundraisers, how to get involved, contact information, and anything else your parents would find helpful. Sites like Wordpress, Wix, Weebly, Tumblr are all good for building easy to use sites/blogs.

Another idea that you might already be thinking about - does your group have a facebook page and/or email list? My school is similar in that our parent group doesn’t have full access to the school’s website. We started with a Facebook page as that is where most people visit every day, so it’s a great way to promote your group and activities. Then we built an email list so we could regularly communicate, we send weekly communications with updates on what’s happening at school and reminders about lunch forms and upcoming events etc. Just this year we started talking about creating a site with a blog. We’ll likely go this route as we have the resources and someone willing to write monthly posts, but I don’t think it’s mission-critical, we have a strong community on Facebook and email so we’re reaching parents and building community and involvement.

(And of course I have to mention that we have a great (and free) email tool designed specifically for Parent Groups – if you do want to look at email options)

~ Kathryn @ PTO Today
8 years 6 months ago #168944 by emjaureg4
Hello everyone I am new as PTO President. I am wondering what you all think about having a blog or a website for your school. I school has a website but they do not want us to post any of our stuff on there.
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