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Year in Review PTO and PTA Graphic (Canva Template)

A "year in review" graphic is a great visual that shows parents how much your group raised over the course of the year and how funds were (or will be) used.


A PTO Leader's Heartfelt Letter on What Volunteering Means

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll relate! Jenny Jackson shares her candid thoughts on what she's observed (and learned) in her time serving on the PTO.

Free 2024-2025 Calendar

Fun National Holidays and Special Days to Celebrate

From Teacher Appreciation Week to National Rubber Ducky Day (yep, it's a thing...start planning!), here's the ultimate list of special days to celebrate in 2024-2025.

Elections and Transition

You're Elected! Now What?

An overview of what lies ahead for first-time board members, and tips for getting off to a strong start for 2024-2025.

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Join the PTO Today community is free to get access to expert tips, Canva templates, printables, events just for leaders, freebies for your school events, and more!  

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Make Planning a Priority Each Spring

Think ahead for fall and get a jump-start on a productive year.

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Defining the Role of a PTO

What role should your PTO play? That answer will change as the needs of your school community change.

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Becoming a Great Leader

Even if you have no experience, you can be an effective leader. Just play to your strengths.

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What I Wish I Knew

We asked our Facebook community what they wish they’d known before becoming a PTO leader. Here’s what they had to say.

Free Leadership Guide
PTO and PTA New Leader Kit

New Leader? No Problem

All the know-how you need to be an effective and successful parent group leader, including tips for managing difficult people.

Topic Page

Officers & Board Resources Page

Everything you need to know and more about serving on your parent group's committees or executive board.


A Year of Great Ideas

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!

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Public Speaking: Overcome the Jitters

Some advance preparation and a few best practices will help your next presentation go smoothly despite any butterflies.

Robert's Rules

Robert's Rules: What You Should Know

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.

Finance & Budget

Budget Basics for PTOs

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.


How To Write PTO Bylaws

Everything you need to know to write bylaws for your school parent group.


Complete Sample Bylaws

Sample set of PTO bylaws covering a broad range of rules that PTOs typically include—and that we recommend.

Video Series

Video: 8 Habits for Successful PTOs and PTAs

Expert advice and practical tips on how to run a successful PTO or PTA, in a nine-part video keynote by Tim.