In the Back to School 2021 issue

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back-to-school events

Plan a Fun Back-to-School Event

Fun ideas for an end-of-summer celebration to welcome families to a new school year.


How To Give an Awesome Back-to-School Speech

Tips and a sample script will help you deliver a great back-to-school speech at your open house. Plus advice to help beat the public speaking jitters.


8 Must-Have Marketing Tools for PTOs and PTAs

Marketing helps make sure that parents know about your group and they have a good impression of it. Use these tools to raise awareness.


25 Ways To Entice New Volunteers

Tips to bring volunteers in, keep them happy, and avoid the pitfalls that will keep them from coming back.

Teacher Appreciation

Back-to-School Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Tips and templates to get your teachers' school year started on a thoughtful note.


How To Choose a Fundraiser

There’s more to fundraising strategy than finding the biggest profit. Here’s what you need to know to pick a program that’s right for your group.

Welcome Them Back

Make Your Own Back-to-School PTO Video

Our customizable back-to-school video template is an easy, polished way to introduce your PTO and share your goals. Use it at an open house, or add it to your website to reach families doing distance learning.


Parent Group Acronym Logo Clip Art

Logos for PTOs, PTCs, HSAs, PTSOs, PTCs, etc., each in several different colors and two designs. These logos have no school name attached, so they can be used by any group!

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Template: Parent Group Letterhead

A blank slate for any of your PTO communications; double-click the header area to update the logo, name, and contact info for your group.

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“What the PTO Pays For” Template

Fill in this flyer with your fundraising information to let your school community know where its hard-earned funds are going (and all the good they're doing).

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“How We Support Our School” Template

Customize this flyer with your events, activities, etc. for a visual representation of the many things your group does for the school.

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Email Opt-in Form

Share this form with parents to collect email addresses (and get permission to send updates).

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