PTO Today Article

Field Day Activities—Ideas by Age

Field day activities should reinforce the message that exercise is fun. We’ve gathered ideas for traditional and not-so-traditional activities that will appeal to a wide range of children.

PTO Today Article

6 Ideas for a Healthier School Year

Ways to encourage some healthier habits.

Health and Fitness

4 PTO Events That Promote Health and Fitness

These fun family programs encourage healthy choices.

How You Can Help

Coronavirus, Cold, Flu, and More: What PTOs Can Do

Help your school community deal with cold and flu season—and the spread COVID-19—with these practical tips.

Fun Runs

Help for Your Fun Run

Tips for organizing a successful (and fun!) event.

PTO Today Article

School Snack Rules: How Are PTOs Coping?

No doubt, new food rules have changed the way kids snack at school. Here's a look at how it's affected some parent groups.

Free Downloadables

Fun Run and -Athon Printables

Free flyers, racing bibs, and other tools for your walkathon, jogathon, or otherwise named -athon fundraiser.

PTO Today Article

Milk Run Delivers Fun

One school's annual event brings families and its community together to learn about healthy living.

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How PTOs Can Get Students Moving

Children who exercise enough are more likely to succeed in school, and more school parent groups are helping get them up and off the couch.


How Will Changing School Food Rules Affect PTOs?

Find out how the changes to snack rules impact school and PTO events and fundraisers.


How To Plan a School Field Day

Tips for organizing and running a day of outdoor play, with involvement from parents and teachers.

PTO Today Article

Encourage Healthy Habits at School

Schools can be breeding grounds for the viruses that cause colds, the flu, and other illnesses. Here’s how PTOs can help fight germs to keep kids in class.

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Family Fitness Night Tips and Ideas

A family gym night is an inexpensive way for school PTOs and PTAs to get kids moving and put a positive emphasis on physical activity.

Fitness & Health

Healthy Snack Ideas for PTO Events

Not sure what to offer as health-minded refreshments at your next parent group activity? Give some of these nutritious (and delicious) foods a try.

PTO Today Article

Stepping Up to Family Fitness Challenge

A PTA encourages its school families to walk a combined 1 million steps to better health.

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13 Ideas To Get Kids Active

It’s not exercise when it’s fun. These ideas add a little fitness to your events or serve as great activities on their own.

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Have a Healthier Bake Sale

Giving your bake sale a healthy edge doesn’t have to mean less fun, fewer customers, or lower profits.