PTO Today Back2School ToolkitAs the school year is wrapping up, it’s a good idea to start planning for the next school year, and in particular, the back-to-school season. Bet plenty of you are thinking, “No way. My to do list can’t fit another thing!”

Gotcha on the workload. That’s why it’s worth taking a look at our resources designed to make back-to-school easier for you. For example, our free Back2School program gives you nearly everything you need to host a back-to-school event. If you register now, you’ll receive our new downloadable kickoff kit full of ideas on putting on a successful event, as well as tips for getting parents involved at back-to-school time and beyond. In addition, you will get copies of our 2014 issue of Jump In! magazine for parents and a “get involved” banner. Select schools also will receive parent packs of samples and coupons to give to parents.

What’s great about this program is it helps PTOs put on an event that is well-organized and shows parents that your group will be a resource for them. It’s a great way to make a good first impression.

Other resources that will save you time and make your life easier next year include:

And check out our Back to School board on Pinterest. We are adding new pins now to give you a head start on the  2014-15 school year.