Communications

  • Free Communications Guide
    Marketing Must-Dos for PTOs and PTAs

    Marketing Must-Dos for PTOs and PTAs

    Eight top ways to promote your group effectively within your school community, plus actionable steps for each one.

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    Methods for PTO Communication

    It’s not just what you say, it’s the method you use to say it. Use these tips to maximize your messages.

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  • Family Tech Talk Night

    Free Internet Safety Handouts for Parents

    Our free Family Tech Talk Night program makes it easy for your group to host families for an informative session on Internet safety—and now includes key handouts in Spanish.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Text Messaging Apps for PTOs and PTAs

    Messaging services can make it easier to stay in touch with board members and families.

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  • So Many Benefits!

    PTO Today Plus: Free Custom Flyer Service

    Free customizable flyers just for your group—just another reason to join PTO Today Plus, our premier parent group community!

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    How To Get Local Media Coverage for Your PTO or PTA

    Having your parent group events and achievements covered in the local media can benefit your group in several ways. Here's what you need to know.

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  • Make Flyers That Pop!

    Flyer Communication Tips

    How to make the most of flyers for your PTO’s events and other activities, plus video tips for creating your own flyers.

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  • Communication

    How To Get Parents Involved on Your Facebook Page

    Use our free Facebook graphics and simple tips to start building a bigger Facebook community.

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  • Communication

    Communication Tips for Better Involvement

    How you reach out to parents can help build involvement—or it can work against your group. We'll help you get it right.

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  • PTO Today Article

    How To Write a Press Release

    Get more publicity for your next event with these simple steps for contacting the media.

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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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  • Communication

    The Art of Saying No

    Use these tips to keep yourself from becoming overcommitted, or worse, burned out.

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    Email Communication Tips

    How to use email effectively while avoiding common pitfalls that lead to miscommunication and misunderstanding.

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  • Challenges

    Eliminate a Negative Vibe at PTO Meetings

    Critics got you down? Using a diplomatic approach to handle difficult situations (and people) can often help get things back on a positive path.

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  • Communications

    Create a PTO Newsletter They'll Read

    A school newsletter is an effective way to communicate with parents; these six steps take you from start to finish.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Facebook: Going Beyond the Basics

    The social media site is an ideal place to post meeting reminders and announcements. But it can help your parent group in a variety of other ways, too.

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    10 Free Apps Parent Group Leaders Love

    Make the most of your smartphone with these free apps that will help your parent group communicate, plan, and share.

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    Don't Say It!

    12 casual comments that discourage involvement, 12 positive alternatives that build it.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Create an Effective Survey

    Gathering feedback from parents and teachers can make your programs more successful. These tips will help you create a survey and evaluate the results.

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  • Communication

    Create a PTO Website That Works

    Never created a website before? No problem! We'll walk you through the process, from getting a domain name to promoting and maintaining the site.

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