In the Spring 2020 issue


Free Planning Guide
End of School Year Guide

End-of-School-Year Guide for PTOs and PTAs

Helpful tips and tools for getting organized, wrapping up finances, transitioning new officers, showing appreciation to volunteers and staff, and planning for next year before your school’s summer break.

Year-End Tasks

Your End-of-School-Year Questions Answered

Solutions for the common questions leaders have about year end, including "Can we carry money over to next year?" and "What do we do if we have a vacant board seat?"

PTO Today Article

PTO Today Spending Survey 2019: Small but Mighty

PTOs have fewer volunteers, but many leaders feel they're expected to do more. How does your group compare?

PTO Today Article

6 Questions To Ask Before Your Spring Fundraiser

What to consider when thinking about spring fundraiser ideas for your school.

Teacher Appreciation

41 Teacher Appreciation Ideas They'll Love

From a "woot woot wagon" to a cleaning supplies buffet, you'll find inspiration in our newly updated collection of PTO-inspired ideas (41 and counting!) to show your teachers you care.

Spread the Word

About Our PTO

Scripts, flyers, word clouds, and other free downloads to help you spread the word about your parent group.

PTO Today Article

20 Ways To Go Green

How to be more green, both at school and in your PTO.

Wrap It Up

Your PTO Year-End To Do List

16 steps to close out the school year and get ready to come back strong in fall 2023.

Spring Events

6 Outdoor Events for Spring

Welcome the warmer weather with one of these ideas for fun family activities.


Tips for Taking Better Photos of School Events

Photos are a great way to generate interest in your school and group events. Our tips can help you take photos that pop.

Finance & Budget

14 Tips for Preventing PTO and PTA Embezzlement

How to prevent theft—and what to do if it happens to you.

Fun Fundraising

How To Do a PTO Duct Tape Fundraiser

Everything you need to hold this fun and popular fundraiser: step-by-step video, detailed instructions and photos, and more.


Volunteer Interest Surveys

Detailed forms for parents to fill out, marking the programs and committees for which they would like to volunteer. Some also available in Spanish.


Updated planning calendar, list of school recognition days

We've updated the calendar and school recognition days for the 2023-24 school year! Use it when planning family events, fundraisers, and celebrations. Download and share a copy with your PTO or PTA crew!

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