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Multicultural Involvement

  • PTO Today Article

    Involvement Matters: What To Tell Parents

    Hundreds of research studies show that when parents get involved, children do better in school. We sum up the details that every parent should know—and you should tell them.

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  • Free Resources

    Spanish-Language File Exchange

    Surveys, flyers, and more that have been translated for Spanish-speaking parents.

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    Diversity: Speaking the Language

    Finding ways to engage parents who speak English as a second language earned a New Jersey PTO a diversity award.

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  • Video

    ¡La Participación De Los Padres Es Clave!

    A Spanish-language version of our "Parent Involvement Matters!" video, and an upbeat visual explanation of how important it is that parents get involved in their children's education.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Diversity: A Unified Group Brings Community Closer

    Breaking down the language barrier and making all parents feel included earned an Idaho PTO the award for Outstanding Outreach to a Diverse School Community in the 2014 Parent Group of the Year search.

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    Multicultural Potluck Brings a School Community Together

    A diverse school community in Maine bonds over an annual dinner event.

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    Art Workshops Culminate in Hispanic Festival

    Student participation in art workshops helped create a special cultural experience for the winner of Outstanding Outreach to a Multicultural Parent Base in PTO Today’s 2013 Parent Group of the Year search.

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    Multicultural Outreach: Music and Dance Invite Participation

    A multicultural dance night helped break down barriers for the winner of Outstanding Outreach to a Multicultural Parent Base in PTO Today’s 2012 Parent Group of the Year search.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Multicultural Outreach: Enthusiasm Builds Bridges

    Parent leaders demonstrated that they wanted a broader volunteer base as well as a diverse PTO and became PTO Today’s 2008 Parent Group of the Year for Outstanding Outreach to a Multicultural Parent Base.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Overcome the Language Barrier

    Effective strategies parent groups use to reach out to non-English-speakers.

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    Hmong Parent Group Connects Cultures

    St. Paul, Minn., junior high school teacher Ann Hebble talks about the parent group she founded to serve the school's population of Hmong families.

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    Mom Builds Minority Involvement

    Changing the perception of a parent group by focusing on multicultural outreach.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Connect With Immigrant Parents

    One group's innovative event to help immigrant parents adapt to U.S. school culture provides lots of lessons for reaching out to families.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Build a Multicultural PTO

    Reach out to diverse groups and bring them together with these effective involvement and communication strategies.

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