We are happy to announce the Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is the winner of our Back2School 2012 $1,000 Vacation Giveaway!

The school plans to use their $1,000 travel gift certificate at an upcoming auction as part of a gift basket. As part of last year’s Back2School program, we held a photo contest and awarded a participating school with a $1,000 travel gift certificate. We invited all participants to send in photos of their back-to-school event and we chose the best photo.

Winning Photo! Virginia Shuman Young parents loved the Back2School Parent Packs!

The school told us that our annual Back2School program made a big difference in their back-to-school event. They described it as turning a “normally dull routine volunteer meeting into something fun and interesting for all!” The group also said that when they handed out the gift packs “it came as quite a happy surprise to the parents to be given something fun, useful, and free.’’

And guess what? We plan to offer a $1,000 prize as part of the 2013 Back2School program! We’d love to hear your suggestions for what would be a good giveaway. It should be valued at $1,000 and something a parent group could use or offer to its families. Thoughts?

You can sign up for this year’s Back2School program here.

Designed to help parent groups do a great job kicking off the school year, the Back2School program provides groups with a variety of tools to help them make a great first impression on parents at back-to-school time, including:

  • Copies of our 2013 issue of Jump In! magazine for parents, featuring articles and tips as well as high value coupons (check out a few articles from last year’s issue here);

  • Helpful back to school tools, such as social media tips for back to school, back-to-school involvement tips, an annual PTO planning calendar;

  • A colorful parent involvement poster to hang at school;

  • The chance to receive parent gift packs full of samples and offers from family-friendly brands.

Program participation is free, but space is limited. Learn more and sign up now by here.