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Re:Non-fundraising PTO?

13 years 10 months ago #154571 by Margaret1101
We have a potluck that is very popular and good for building a community. Kids and parents love having a weekly Parent Reader.
13 years 10 months ago #154557 by mum24kids
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My earlier answer was focused more on elementary school. Many of the things Jewel suggested, however, have been done at my kids' secondary school, specifically--

Teacher/staff appreciation lunches

Front office assistance (making copies, answering phones, greeting visitors)

Grounds beautification (weeding, planting)

Coordinating and hosting after-school activities

Also, setting up speakers on health/safety/parenting issues (such as internet safety, teen drinking, drug abuse, gang activities, etc.) can work well for parents of older kids.
13 years 10 months ago #154552 by Jewel
Replied by Jewel on topic Re:Non-fundraising PTO?
You are the best judge of whether the suggestions made here would apply to your school.
13 years 10 months ago #154550 by TechTeacher
Replied by TechTeacher on topic Re:Non-fundraising PTO?
Thank you all so much for your replies. Which of these ideas worked best in secondary schools?
13 years 10 months ago - 2 years 9 months ago #154547 by
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Tech Teacher-
That's fabulous. There are so many wonderful programs that don't involve fundraising. In fact groups that focus too much on fundraising have a tougher time getting parents involved. Looks like you have some good ideas from Jewel, mum24kids, & Sheri.

Here are links to programs mentioned in their posts & some links with some other ideas:

Family Reading Night , Family Movie Night & Go Green Green are great events to build community at your school. The kits make them easy to coordinate.

Some event ideas contributed to our Idea Bag by other groups -- some are fundraisers but a lot are not.

And also events & programs that focus on the arts, enrichment, and raising student achievement are a wonderful way to get parents involved in a meaningful way.

Best of Luck. Keep us posted on what you decide to do.


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13 years 10 months ago #154527 by Sheri
Replied by Sheri on topic Re:Non-fundraising PTO?
We are mainly a non-fundraising PTO. Our only fundraiser is our Used Uniform Sale we have 3 times a year.

Our other events are Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Staff Appreciation and Canned Food Drive.
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