PTO Today Magazine

In the Back to School 2019 issue

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  • Back To School 2019 Issue
  • Volunteer Recruitment Archive
  • Web Teases Back To School 2019
  • Get Them Involved!

    16 Volunteer Recruitment Strategies for PTOs and PTAs

    Get and keep more volunteers for your organization with these approaches.

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  • Working With Teachers

    Start Strong With Teachers

    Tips for communicating and some surefire ways to build good relationships with your school's teachers.

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  • Teacher Appreciation

    Teacher Appreciation Throughout the Year

    Ways to take the time throughout the year to let your teachers know you appreciate them.

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  • Back to School

    What To Tell Parents About Involvement

    Messages about involvement to share with parents in emails, newsletters, social posts, and bulletin boards. Use them individually, or combine a few for a longer message.

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  • Communication

    Don't Say It!

    12 casual comments that discourage involvement, 12 positive alternatives that build it.

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  • LEADERSHIP

    How To Cultivate Long-Term Volunteers

    With some thought and planning, you can turn occasional helpers into committed volunteers.

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  • PTO Today Article

    These #ptokids Know How To Make the Most of Any Situation

    When parenting and volunteering for the PTO have to happen at the same time, kids often find a way to be involved—and frequently, cute photos result.

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  • PTO Today Article

    Box Tops for Education: No More Clipping!

    A new mobile app allows users to scan a receipt to receive credit for participating products.

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  • Family Tech Talk Night

    The Most Important Event You'll Have (and How To Do It)

    Pack them in with the must-have event of the year, which Dallas Elementary PTA called “amazing.” And while you’re in full-on year-end planning mode, do yourself a big favor now and get this event on the calendar for fall.

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