Humor & Inspiration

PTO Today Article

Help Wanted: PTO and PTA Officers

When you’re trying to recruit new parent group officers, be direct—and have a sense of humor.

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You Know You're a PTO Parent When...

That moment when you know there's no turning back.

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Inspiration

What Do You Love Most About Your Parent Group?

Friendship, shared goals, teamwork—there's a lot to love about being in a school parent group!

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Humor

8 Hilarious Reactions When You Ask Parents To Volunteer

Because when you're on the PTO, nothing scares you.

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Inspiration From PTO Leaders

What sort of pep talk would you give to a new leader who might be nervous? Try these words of wisdom from our Facebook community.

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Keep Calm and PTO On

Serving as a leader of a volunteer organization can be stressful. These tips can help you keep calm and carry on with your important work.

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Inspiration

It All Went Wrong, and I Survived!

Some of our favorite stories from parent group leaders about when things veered off course.

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Why We Do It

Five leaders talk about what keeps them motivated and inspired to help their school, even when the going gets tough.

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Slideshow

Inspiring Quotations for Parent Group Leaders

20 of our favorites to amuse and inspire you.

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Involvement

A Family Tradition of Volunteering

These parents pass the “volunteer bug” on to the next generation.

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Room Parents

50 Ways To Rock as a Room Parent

Being a room mom can be tricky—so our friends over at Homeroom Mom have put together 50 tips to help your school’s room parents have a great school year.

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Free Resource

Inspiring Quotes Clip Art

Funny, wise, and inspiring sayings to share with parents in your newsletters and emails.

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6 Smartphone Apps You Wish Existed

Imagine what your group could do with these additions to your smartphone.

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"It's Worth Every Minute"

Helping your children succeed in school and beyond is easy. Just get involved.

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5 Reality Shows Inspired by Parent Group Events

How would your parent group play out on the small screen?

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7 Things You’ll Finally Get Around to After Your Next Big Event

What will you do with your windfall of free time?

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Adversity: Saving the School They Love

When parents found out their school would be shutting down just a month later, they stepped up to raise money and run the school, receiving the 2011 Parent Group of the Year award for Outstanding Effort To Overcome Adversity.

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PTA Volunteer Makes Math Fun

An elementary school PTA member works with others to increase student achievement through math games and puzzles.

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Are You Right for the PTO?

Take our simple test to see whether your personality type makes a good PTO parent.

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One Last Dance

A mom who got involved says thanks for the memories.

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Getting To Know the Teachers

Parents who cultivate relationships with teachers show their kids that the person standing in front of the blackboard is more than just a classroom figurehead.

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My Foolproof Escape Route

Nothing gets you out of your own head faster than spending time with children.

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PTO Headlines of the Future

The influence of parent groups on every part of life and culture has never been clearer than in these predictions.

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