In the August 2018 issue

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20 Amazing PTO Achievements

We’ve heard a lot of inspiring stories through the years we’ve been making PTO Today magazine. These are some of our favorites.

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PTO Bylaws FAQs

Have a sticky situation (or two)? Your bylaws can help your group handle common dilemmas.

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Methods for PTO Communication

It’s not just what you say, it’s the method you use to say it. Use these tips to maximize your messages.


9 Ways To Make Volunteering Easier

Simple but effective ways to help more parents get involved with your group.

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Tools for Building PTO Involvement

Resources to take the guesswork out of how to get your messages out to parents.

Social Media for Parent Groups

Facebook Guidelines Template for PTOs and PTAs

Use and modify our template to help boost your social media presence—and reduce stress.


Text Messaging Apps for PTOs and PTAs

Messaging services can make it easier to stay in touch with board members and families.

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Why Volunteer Appreciation Matters

When school volunteers feel appreciated, they’re more likely to come back.

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Email Communication Tips

How to use email effectively while avoiding common pitfalls that lead to miscommunication and misunderstanding.


Don't Say It!

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

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Creating a Long-Term Plan

Strategic long-term planning can help your group reach its goals.


Complete Sample Bylaws

Sample set of PTO bylaws covering a broad range of rules that PTOs typically include—and that we recommend.

Academics & Enrichment

12 Ideas To Get Your School Reading

Make reading more fun and less work with these ideas for promoting and encouraging literacy.

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Build Digital Citizenship With a Family Tech Talk Event

Family Tech Talk: A Free Internet Safety Event for Schools

Help parents at your school learn the risks kids face online.

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Marketing Must-Dos for PTOs and PTAs

Marketing Must-Dos for PTOs and PTAs

Eight top ways to promote your group effectively within your school community, plus actionable steps for each one.