• Organize a winter clothing drive. Either a preholidays or later-winter drop-off will be welcome and appreciated by local organizations.

  • Get our free Winter Holidays Guide for PTOs and PTAs. It's chock-full of suggestions for events, printables, and even last-minute ideas should you need them.

  • Unsure about a teacher holiday gift? Our article “Holiday Teacher Gifts—What Teachers Really Want” offers great input from our Facebook community on gifts that tend to be big hits (and those that might not be).

  • Register now for a winter/spring PTO Today Live expo, where you’ll get expert information, tons of fundraising ideas, and lots of free goodies.

  • The holidays are a natural time to thank your volunteers for all of their hard work.

  • Cold and flu season are well under way. Remember that your group can play a role in helping encourage healthy habits at school.

  • Get your resolutions started early—give some thought to some simple ways you could shake things up in your group.

  • Relax and enjoy the winter break! You’ve earned it.

Suggested Teacher Appreciation effort: Get Kids Involved

Teachers will love a sweet touch from students during the holidays. From simple gifts they can help choose to more kid-specific gestures and gifts, there are lots of ways students can help make their teachers feel special.

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