“To get more parents to our meetings, I started a Timberwolf Gold Card with each month’s meetings on it. Each parent who has paid their dues gets one, and then at every meeting they attend, they get a stamp for that month. In May, we will have two drawings: one for those with full cards, and one for those that don’t have full cards. The prize for the full card will be a bicycle for the child and a dinner gift certificate for the parent. The prize for the cards that weren’t full is a gift card for the students and a smaller dinner gift certificate for the parent.”

Noelle Yeakel, Okaw Valley Bethany Elementary PTO, Bethany, Ill.