• Hold a field day event for students and families.
    Field Day Activities—Ideas by Age

  • Have a meeting with the principal to review PTO activities for the past year and talk about goals for next year.

  • Ask officers and committee chairpeople to do a year-end wrap-up.
    Committee Chair Year-End Report

  • Make sure transition is going smoothly from outgoing officers to their new counterparts.

  • Schedule a final PTO meeting, open to everyone, to recognize retiring board members and review how much money is available to start the next school year.

  • Make a special effort to acknowledge retiring school staff members (including custodians and other support staff).

  • Conduct or schedule the annual audit of the PTO’s finances.
    Annual Audit: How and Why

  • Hold a coffee/dessert event for incoming and outgoing committee chairpeople and board members, as a thank-you and another chance to transfer notes and materials.

  • Clean up and take an inventory of the PTO supply closet.

  • Plan an end-of-year picnic to say one last “thanks for a great year” and send families into summer on a high note.

  • Send a welcome letter to incoming families who will be new to the school next fall, to introduce your PTO and board members.

  • Start thinking about a low-key welcome event for fall.
    6 Simple Fall Events

  • Update names and addresses as needed on mailing lists and bank accounts.
    PTO Today Officer Update

  • Enjoy a brief but well-deserved rest from parent group activities!

Our free End-of-School-Year Guide has even more ideas for wrapping up your year on a high note.

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Originally posted in 2010 and updated regularly