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A Classroom Without Walls

From fundraising to design to construction, here's what to know to create a beautiful and functional outdoor learning space for your school.

Glow Events

Glow Dances & Glow Runs: Everything to Know

Expert tips for a school glow dance or glow run, plus must-have decor, supplies, activities, free Canva templates, fundraising ideas, and more

TRENDING

Shop This Idea! Stock the Teachers’ Lounge: Meme Edition

Snacks and drinks with a side of LOLs! Here’s everything you’ll need (memes included).

Shake Things Up!

20+ Fun PTO Ideas To Try

From cereal drive domino runs to stuff a school mascot events, can you get through this list without wanting to do at least one?

Random Acts of Kindness

24 Awesome Ways To Encourage Being Kind

Adapt some of these inspiring ideas to encourage and model kindness in your school community.

Free Meme Bundle

40+ Memes About Volunteering at School (and Joining the PTO)

We rounded up the funniest memes we could find—and added a few of our own—in our new mega meme bundle.

Special Events

8+ Ways for Schools To Celebrate the Solar Eclipse

The total eclipse is April 8—treat your teachers to SunChips and Moon Pies! Get free treat tags, eclipse-theme snacks, activities, and more.

School Color Runs

12 Tips for an Amazing Color Run

Expert tips to help your PTO have a successful school color run.

Free Parent Event
Build Digital Citizenship With a Family Tech Talk Event

Family Tech Talk: A Free Internet Safety Event for Schools

Help parents at your school learn the risks kids face online.

Shop This Idea

School Counselors Week Sunshine Basket

It's National School Counselors Week! Show your counselors how much they’re appreciated with this colorful “basket of sunshine.”

School Celebrations

School Holidays and Special Days to Celebrate in March

Ways to celebrate the school holidays and special days in March, like mini pies (and a silly pie-a-teacher fundraiser) on Pi Day, rainbow snacks for St. Patrick's Day, and a Rock Paper Scissors tournament for March Madness.

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Middle School PTO: A Blueprint for Success

An in-depth look at what works and what doesn’t in middle school, and how middle school PTOs and PTAs are different from elementary school parent groups.

Free Enrichment Guide
Guide to Supporting STEAM and STEM Learning for PTOs and PTAs

Guide to Supporting STEAM and STEM Learning

PTOs and PTAs can play a big role in supporting STEAM and STEM learning at school. Our free guide has hands-on activities, tips for finding experts, and more!

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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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Middle School: A Role for Parents

Involvement can be a harder sell in middle school, but there are still plenty of ways parents can participate.

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6 Keys to Middle School Involvement

Parent involvement in middle school is different, but still important. Here's how to make the most of it.

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Community Service Project Ideas for Middle School Students

Community service for preteens and teens is becoming a requirement at many middle schools. Here’s how to make that volunteer time really mean something to your child.

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Middle School Event Ideas for PTOs

Check out these school events and activities ideas that work at the middle school level.

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34 Success Tips for Middle School PTOs

No question, middle school is different from elementary school, and not just for the kids. These tips will help your middle school PTO or PTA thrive.

Middle School

Communication for Middle School PTOs

Middle school parent group leaders share the messages and communication strategies that have helped them build involvement.

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Adjusting to Middle School Involvement

Ways to maintain an active role even after the kids get older.

Downloadable

Middle School PTO Promo Poster

Use this customizable poster to spread the word about your PTO to your child's middle school.

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Dodgeball Tournament Is a Big Hit

An Oklahoma PTO taps into kids’ love of an old-fashioned game for big fun (and profit).