Planning & Organization

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Take Your PTO Life Online in a Few Simple Steps

1999 called—it wants its paper forms back! No problem—CheddarUp makes it super simple for your group to move your forms, payments, and more online (plus, get 30% off!).

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Free Communications Guide
Marketing Must-Dos for PTOs and PTAs

Marketing Must-Dos for PTOs and PTAs

Eight top ways to promote your group effectively within your school community, plus actionable steps for each one.

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Family Tech Talk Night

Free Internet Safety Handouts for Parents

Our free Family Tech Talk Night program makes it easy for your group to host families for an informative session on Internet safety—and now includes key handouts in Spanish.

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PTO Today Article

Event Planning for PTOs: Five Steps

How to produce a big event without forgetting the little details.

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So Many Benefits!

PTO Today Plus: Free Custom Flyer Service

Free customizable flyers just for your group—just another reason to join PTO Today Plus, our premier parent group community!

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PTO Today Article

Tools for Building PTO Involvement

Resources to take the guesswork out of how to get your messages out to parents.

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Connections

Join Our Facebook Group!

We’ve created a Facebook group called PTO and PTA Leaders! Join us for chatting, sharing ideas, and connecting with fellow leaders! Check it out here.

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Technology and Communication

6 Digital Tools Your PTO Needs

From social media platforms to financial software to group texting apps, here are technological solutions to consider adding to your PTO toolbox for better communication and efficiency.

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PTO Today Article

Reduce Your PTO Stress

Try these tips and smart ideas to make your PTO life easier.

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Organization

Getting (and Staying) Organized

How time-savvy leaders keep track of busy schedules and lengthy to do lists.

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PTO Today Article

Create an Effective Parent Handbook

A good handbook can be invaluable to new parents and presents your group as a great resource.

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Meetings

PTO Meetings Resources List

What are the best ways to plan and run PTO meetings? We’ve made it easy by compiling this list with links to our best articles and downloadables.

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Organization

Rules for Keeping PTO and PTA Records

Guidelines for how long you should keep bank statements, meeting minutes, and more.

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PTO Today Article

10 Free Apps Parent Group Leaders Love

Make the most of your smartphone with these free apps that will help your parent group communicate, plan, and share.

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PTO Today Article

Get Your PTO Up and Running

Follow this road map for how to create a successful PTO or PTA. We outline key steps to success, beyond the organizational basics.

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Organization

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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PTO Today Article

Creating a Long-Term Plan

Strategic long-term planning can help your group reach its goals.

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PTO Today Article

Organize Your PTO Work

Parent group leaders share their favorite tips for order and efficiency.

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PTO Today Article

Make Planning a Priority

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

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PTO Today Article

Create a Mission Statement

Talking clearly and intentionally about group goals can inspire your PTO and help make decisions to achieve them.

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