PTO Today Magazine Back to School 2020

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PTO Today Article

13 Ways To Build School Community

Creating a sense of unity benefits students, teachers, and families.

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New Free Planning Guide
Adapt PTO Work During Coronavirus Closures Guide

Adapt Your PTO Work During Coronavirus Closures

Our free guide walks you through moving forward with your parent group, even from a distance: Plan safe events and fundraisers, learn ways that volunteers can help even if they can’t get into schools, and much more.

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PTO Today Article

Make Your School a Welcoming Community

Your parent group can play a vital role in creating a welcoming, supportive atmosphere for everyone.

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PTO Today Article

How To Set and Reach Group Goals

How you go about setting objectives—and how you communicate them once they're set—plays a key role in your chances for success.

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School Community

14 Ideas for Building Spirit at Your School

More school spirit means a better experience for kids. Here are 10 great ideas for boosting spirit at your school, and four more ideas for when schools are closed and children are distance learning.

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How You Can Help

How PTOs and PTAs Have Responded to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Emergency school closings have upended school parent groups’ plans, but PTOs and PTAs are responding with creativity and compassion.

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PTO Today Article

How To Be an Effective PTO or PTA Volunteer Coordinator

A well-run volunteer program comes down to organization and communication.

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Community Service

PTO and PTA Community Service Ideas for Families

Nine kinds of community service projects that school families can complete together.

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Spread the Love

24 Awesome Ways To Encourage Being Kind at School

Adapt some of these inspiring ideas to encourage and model kindness in your school community.

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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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