You're Elected! Now what?
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.
Don’t Miss Out on the Latest Offers and Programs!
After your elections are over, make sure you and your fellow officers add or update contact info in our system so you get all the info, discounts, and tips to make your term as a PTO leader the best it can be.
Make Planning a Priority Each Spring
Think ahead for fall and get a jump-start on a productive year.
Defining the Role of a PTO
What role should your PTO play? That answer will change as the needs of your school community change.
Becoming a Great Leader
Even if you have no experience, you can be an effective leader. Just play to your strengths.
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.
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.
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!
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: 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.
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
Straightforward guidelines to help you write bylaws for your PTO or PTA.
Complete Sample Bylaws
Sample set of PTO bylaws covering a broad range of rules that PTOs typically include—and that we recommend.
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.