PTO Today Magazine

In the Spring 2021 issue

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Teacher Appreciation 2021

Teacher Appreciation Ideas at a Distance

Big, in-person theme lunches are out. To-go meals and digital messages are in. Creative ways to thank teachers and staff this spring and all year long.

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Volunteer Appreciation

Volunteer Appreciation Ideas That Work Right Now

Your parent volunteers have juggled a lot this year. From cozy socks to meal deliveries and more, we share ideas so you can thank them while staying safe.

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Free Appreciation Guide
54 Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teacher Appreciation: The Ultimate Guide

54 ways to show teachers and staff you care, from inexpensive student gifts to theme meals.

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Free Appreciation Guide
Volunteer Appreciation Ideas and More

32 Volunteer Appreciation Ideas and More

Volunteer appreciation matters. From super-simple ideas to grander gestures, say thanks to your volunteers in ways that will make them feel good (and keep them coming back)!

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Parent Involvement

The Benefits of Parent Involvement

You make a difference! Parent involvement is positive for everyone; there's even research to prove it.

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Yes, You Can!

Online Voting Tips for PTOs and PTAs

Making your officer elections virtual can help keep business moving along even if you can’t meet in person. (And yes, it's legal!)

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PTO Today Article

8 Dos and Don'ts for Talking Up Your School Fundraiser

What to say (and not say) to help your group reach its fundraising goals.

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Staff Appreciation

Say the Right Thing

Appreciation sentiments for every situation and everyone in your school community, from volunteers to teachers and the school nurse.

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Free Download: Playground Guide
School Playground Planning Guide

National Playground Safety Week is April 26

Download our printable playground equipment safety checklist, plus learn how to fundraise for new equipment in our free playground guide.

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PTO Today Article

Should You or Shouldn’t You? 10 Questions for Potential Leaders

Thinking about a leadership role? Go into it with your eyes wide open.

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About the Magazine

About PTO Today

PTO Today magazine is loaded with informative articles, helpful advice, and creative ideas for your group. It’s published 4 times a year, and every K-8 public school automatically receives one free subscription addressed to the parent group president. To make sure your PTO or PTA receives its copy, update your officer info or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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