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January PTO To Do List

Start the new calendar year right with these suggestions for January parent group activities.

  • January is Get Organized Month; begin by putting together a to do list for the year to come.

  • Holiday shop results: Discuss and record what worked and what didn’t.

  • When is your school’s 100th day of school? (It falls in January or February in most districts.) Talk with the principal about what role the PTO can play in celebrating this milestone.
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  • Inventory the PTO supply closet. Put away fall items and get ready for the spring season.

  • Cold and flu season isn’t over yet—remind parents of the procedures for sick students and other ways they can minimize illnesses.
    Preventing Cold and Flu: What PTOs Can Do

  • Invite the superintendent to an upcoming meeting as a guest speaker to discuss district happenings.

  • Plan a leadership meeting, and ask board members and committee chairpeople to brainstorm ways to increase involvement.
    26 Ways To Build Involvement

  • Determine what positions will be opening up on the executive board and among committee chairpeople. Start identifying key candidates to fill those roles.
    Officer Transition: Planning Ahead

  • Do a midyear budget check. Review revenues from fall fundraisers and make budget adjustments for spring, if necessary.

  • Begin publicizing scheduled spring events and make sure that chairpeople are in place.

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