In the September 2017 issue

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6 Qualities of Successful Parent Groups

What makes a great PTO or PTA great? PTO Today staff members break down the essential elements.

Fall Fundraisers

6 Fall Fundraisers That Make the Holidays Easier

Thinking about a fall fundraiser? These ideas will help families with their holiday prep.

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National Winner: An Unstoppable Spirit

Handling challenges proactively and taking chances build up this group and school.

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Judges' Choice: Risks That Paid Off

Taking an outside-the-box approach makes the Rescue Elementary parent group stand out.

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Ideas You'll Want To Steal for Your Parent Group

Get inspired by these tips, tricks, and creative efforts from entries in the 2017 Parent Group of the Year search.

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Inspiration From the 2017 Category Winners

A look at some of the achievements and ideas from the 2017 Parent Group of the Year category winners.

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A STEM Collaboration

Parents, teachers, and the principal joined to give STEM learning a boost at a Georgia school.

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Supporting Healthy Lifestyles

Broad offerings help the Stiles Point Elementary school and community in Charleston, S.C., make good changes.


23 Dos and Don'ts for Presidents

Get off to a fast start and keep the momentum going all year long with our list of essential dos and don'ts for leaders.

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Reading Between the Lines

Life lessons found within the pages of Parent Group of the Year search entries.


What's Your Aha Moment?

We asked PTO leaders when they first knew their work was appreciated. Here’s what they had to say.


19 Ways To Use School Spiritwear

From raising money to boosting your parent group’s profile, school logo clothing can make good things happen.

Family Events

School Family Nights

Free kits that make it easy to plan a great Family Movie Night, Family Tech Talk Night, Family Science Night, Family Arts & Crafts Night, or Family Reading Night.

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