From meeting with past officers (twice) and the principal (often) to getting to know the rest of the board, here’s an overview of what’s next and our advice for getting off to a strong start.
Think ahead for fall and get a jump-start on a productive year.
What role should your PTO play? That answer will change as the needs of your school community change.
Even if you have no experience, you can be an effective leader. Just play to your strengths.
We asked our Facebook community what they wish they’d known before becoming a PTO leader. Here’s what they had to say.
All the know-how you need to be an effective and successful parent group leader, including tips for managing difficult people.
Everything you need to know and more about serving on your parent group's committees or executive board.
Our parent involvement calendar is full of fun ideas and tips for every month of the school year. Use it to help you plan, or follow it event for event!
Some advance preparation and a few best practices will help your next presentation go smoothly despite any butterflies.
Robert's Rules do help you run an effective meeting. And you don't have to know a whole book's worth of details—just a few key concepts.
Budgeting makes all of your financial decisions easier. Follow these steps to create a budget for your PTO, even if you’ve never had one before.
Straightforward guidelines to help you write bylaws for your PTO or PTA.
Sample set of PTO bylaws covering a broad range of rules that PTOs typically include—and that we recommend.
Expert advice and practical tips on how to run a successful PTO or PTA, in a nine-part video keynote by Tim.