PTO Today Magazine

In the April 2014 Issue

Lessons From Fantastic Parent Groups

How do great groups do it? Here’s a look at four parent groups with remarkable accomplishments, and the lessons your group can learn from them.

9 Can’t-Miss Events for Your Parent Group

Whether you’re a new leader or an old pro, you’ll love our tips for planning these great events that have become parent group staples.

How PTOs Make Their School Music Programs Sing

From paying for teacher time to organizing performances, parent groups help bridge the gaps in music education.

PTO President’s Planning Checklist

Breaking your work into manageable chunks can help you have a successful year. Our checklist of tasks can make it easier.

A Patriotic Celebration

A Michigan school community hosts an end-of-the-year party with a healthy dose of red, white, and blue.

Advice for New Principals: Value Your PTO

If the leadership is changing at your school, take advantage of the opportunity to find a true partner.

6 Signs You’re a School Volunteer

You know you're a PTO volunteer when...

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