In the Winter 2020 issue

PTO Today Article

20 Ways To Go Green

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

Free Webinar: Tax Exemption
501(c)(3) Basics for School Parent Groups

501(c)(3) Basics for School Parent Groups

Does your head spin thinking about the IRS and tax-exemption? Our free webinar covers the whats, whys, and hows and answers a ton of frequently asked questions.


PTO Leaders Cheat Sheet

Whether you’re a new leader or a seasoned pro, our leaders cheat sheet has answers to almost any “how do we” question you have. Get the advice, information, and tools you need to run a successful group.


How To Make a Balloon Arch

A balloon arch makes a great decoration for graduation or a finish line for an upcoming fun run. While it’ll take some time and effort, we have tips from leaders who’ve built their own that’ll make your process easier.

PTO Today Article

How To Book a Guest Speaker for Your Next School Program

Thinking of bringing in a speaker or enrichment program for your next school assembly? Start by asking a potential guest speaker these questions.

PTO Today Article

Why Do You PTO?

It's not always easy, but it's worth it!

How-To Resources

How-To Articles and Resources

Step-by-step instructions and tips on tons of PTO topics and activities, including fundraisers, budgets and bylaws, playgrounds, and more.


How PTOs Are Making Schools Green

PTOs and PTAs are increasingly playing a key role in school efforts related to recycling, composting, and reducing energy use.

Random Acts of Kindness

24 Awesome Ways To Encourage Being Kind

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

Free Printable

Valentine's Day Love Notes

Students can write Valentine’s Day “I love...” notes to their teacher for a sweet gift. Prints eight tags per sheet and includes space to type in a teacher’s name.

Free Printable

Icebreaker Bingo Sheets

For a cute and fun way to get to know your fellow volunteers better, print these "human bingo" sheets (10 versions available) and ask them to sign their names in the boxes that describe them.

PTO Today Article

How PTOs Are Going Green

There are many ways to make your group more environmentally conscious. It starts with a critical review of day-to-day operations.


Icebreakers for PTO Meetings

Keep the conversation flowing at your meetings with this printable sheet of eight icebreaker questions (and tags for writing in your own).

Leap for Leap Day!

7 Ideas for Celebrating Leap Day

2020 is a Leap Year! Celebrate that extra day in February with some of these fun and educational activities.


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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