• Hold an executive board meeting to talk about open positions on the board and committee chairpeople for next year.
    Officer Transition: Planning Ahead

  • Recruit nominees to run for PTO office and key committee positions.
    Find the Right Person for the Job

  • Schedule the monthly meeting with principal.

  • Work with your school’s art teacher to display student artwork for Youth Art Month.
    Auction Gold: Student Art Projects

  • Invite student musicians to perform at the monthly PTO meeting in recognition of Music in Our Schools Month.

  • Assess the playground structures for winter damage; clean and repair equipment if needed.
    How To Inspect Your Playground

  • Speaking of playgrounds: Whether you’re considering building a new one or adding playground equipment to an existing one, our free school playground guide walks you through all the important steps in planning and executing your project.

  • Welcome the change of season by organizing a spring community service project.

  • Ask parents to do a spring cleaning of their bookcases, and collect the unwanted items for a PTO-sponsored school book drive.

  • Examine your group’s bylaws and standing policies to see whether it’s time for an update.
    10 Key Points About Bylaws, Bylaws/Policies File Exchange

  • Plan a small but meaningful gesture of appreciation to recognize your parent volunteers. Also thank them with our free Facebook graphics for volunteer appreciation (see below for an example, as well as other Facebook graphics to use for the month).

Suggested Teacher Appreciation Effort: Conference Meals

Hours of back-to-back meetings can leave teachers hungry and low on energy, so it’s a welcome gesture to provide snacks or meals. Options vary; you’ll find helpful tips in “7 Ways To Help Teachers During Parent-Teacher Conferences.”

Facebook Graphics

Originally published in 2011 and updated regularly