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PTO Today Magazine August 2018

In the August 2018 issue

PTO Today Article

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 Today Article

PTO Bylaws FAQs

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

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PTO Today Article

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.

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Volunteers

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.

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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.

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PTO Today Article

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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PTO Today Article

Email Communication Tips

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

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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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PTO Today Article

Creating a Long-Term Plan

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

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Family Tech Talk Night

Kids’ Free Time Has Changed Big Time

Teaching kids to be responsible digital citizens is a community effort. Download our free kit and get a PowerPoint, scripted presentation, and more to facilitate an open discussion among families.

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Bylaws/Nonprofit

Complete Sample Bylaws

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

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Academics & Enrichment

12 Ideas To Get Your School Reading

PTOs and PTAs can play an important role in promoting and encouraging literacy.

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Free Communications Guide
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.

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