PTO Today Magazine

In the Winter 2020 issue

PTO Today Article

How To Make a Balloon Arch

Are you thinking of making a DIY balloon arch for your school parent group’s special event? Read these tips from leaders who have done it—and have the photos to prove it.

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PTO Today Article

How To Book a Guest Speaker for Your Next School Program

Thinking of bringing in a speaker or enrichment program for your next school assembly? Start by asking a potential guest speaker these questions.

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How-To Resources

How-To Articles and Resources

Step-by-step instructions and tips on tons of PTO topics and activities, including fundraisers, budgets and bylaws, playgrounds, and more.

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PTO Today Article

Why Do You PTO?

It's not always easy, but it's worth it!

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Community

How PTOs Are Making Schools Green

PTOs and PTAs are increasingly playing a key role in school efforts related to recycling, composting, and reducing energy use.

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PTO Today Live

Don't Miss Out!

We have 11 fun-filled PTO Today Live expo events this spring—and if you register early you can get a certificate for a FREE medium classic jar Yankee Candle®! (Must attend show to receive candle coupon; while supplies last.)

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Free Resource!

Free Webinar: 501(c)(3) Basics for School Parent Groups

Does your head spin thinking about the IRS and tax-exemption? Our free webinar covers the whats, whys, and hows and answers a ton of frequently asked questions.

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It's Cool To Be Kind

24 Awesome Ways To Encourage Being Kind at School

Kindness is cool! And there are lots of easy ways to spread good vibes.

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Free Printable

Valentine's Day Love Notes

Ask students to write notes about their teacher on the back; adults can collect the notes and put them in in a pretty jar or box. Each sheet has eight tags, plus space to type in a teacher's name.

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Free Printable

Icebreaker Bingo Sheets

For a cute and fun way to get to know your fellow volunteers better, print these "human bingo" sheets (10 versions available) and ask them to sign their names in the boxes that describe them.

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PTO Today Article

How PTOs Are Going Green

There are many ways to make your group more environmentally conscious. It starts with a critical review of day-to-day operations.

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Meetings

Icebreakers for PTO Meetings

Keep the conversation flowing at your meetings with this printable sheet of eight icebreaker questions (and tags for writing in your own).

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Leap for Leap Day!

7 Ideas for Celebrating Leap Day

2020 is a Leap Year! Celebrate that extra day in February with some of these fun and educational activities.

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