Resources for Parents During Emergency School Closings

Have Some (Safe) Fall Fun

8 Reimagined Fall Events

Creative ways to change up your usual fall festivals, inspired by real-life leaders.

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School Fundraising

School Fundraising in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Yes, you can still hold a fundraiser even if your school is virtual. Check our 14 great ideas.

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We’re Bringing the PTO Today Expos to You!

Register for our Midwest, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic, or Northeast PTO Today Virtual Expo to meet vendors and get answers on how to do your work this year from PTO Today experts—all from the comfort of home!

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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

Virtual Back-to-School Night Ideas

Ideas from leaders for distanced welcome back nights that will inspire your school community.

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How You Can Help

Social and Emotional Support at Back to School: How PTOs Can Help

It's a tough time for everyone. Your parent group can play a key role in helping support your school community through it.

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PTO Today Article

The Parent Group Budgeting Process When Times Aren’t Normal

How to make a budget even when you have a lot of questions about what’s to come.

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Inspiration from leaders

PTO Pandemic Playlist

A leader-inspired playlist of songs to keep you going, make you laugh, or help you through a tough moment.

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Family Fun

Field Day Games—At-Home Edition

Prolonged school closures have made everyone stir crazy. We’ve adapted some popular field day games and activities so you can do them at home with your kids.

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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’ spring plans, but PTOs and PTAs are responding with creativity and compassion.

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Showing the Love

Teacher Appreciation Goes Mainstream During School Closures

A look at how giving teachers the love they deserve has spread well beyond parent groups during this spring's school closures.

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Graduation Ideas

16 Graduation Ideas for When Schools Are Closed

Graduation and moving-up ceremonies don’t have to be canceled because schools are closed. Communities all over the country are coming up with clever ways to celebrate milestone moments in students’ lives.

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Meetings

Videoconferencing Tips for Your Virtual PTO Meeting

Thinking of (or already) doing virtual meetings to keep PTO business going during coronavirus school closures? These tips can help you set them up and keep them going smoothly.

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Wrap It Up

Your PTO Year-End To Do List: 2020 Edition

16 steps to close out this (most unusual) school year and get ready for the fall.

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PTO Today Article

PTO “Closed”? That's OK.

Struggling to continue school parent group business during the coronavirus quarantine? You’re not alone—and we get it. Try our tips to avoid burnout and keep it together.

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Lists for PreK-8

COVID-19 At-Home School Supply Lists

Half-used glue sticks and scrap paper will only get you so far in your at-home classrooms. Check out these supply lists by grade range from our sister site, TeacherLists.

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Elections, Virtual Meetings, and More

FAQs: Adapting Your PTO to a New Normal

How groups across the country are adjusting their PTO activities to current circumstances—and how you can, too.

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yes, you can!

Online Voting Tips for PTOs and PTAs

Coronavirus has suspended many areas of normal PTO life, but making your officer elections virtual can help keep business moving along. (And yes, it's legal!)

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Teacher Appreciation 2020

Teacher Appreciation Ideas for When Schools Are Closed

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020 looks different due to emergency school closings. Here are some easy ways to show your thanks from a distance.

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We're here for you

Special PTO To Do List: Spring 2020

School closures due to the spread of coronavirus have most likely put a big pause on your PTO’s spring plans. We're here to help with a special edition of our monthly to do lists.

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PTO Today Article

Activities To Keep Kids Busy When Schools Close

Stuck home because of the coronavirus closings? Keep up learning (and have some fun) with these indoor activities for kids including free classes, printables, media subscriptions, and more.

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PTO Today Article

Reduce Your PTO Stress

Checking off to dos can sometimes help reduce stress. Scroll through this list for some PTO tasks you might be able to take care of from home.

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Connections

Join Our Facebook Group!

In these times, staying connected is key. Join our PTO and PTA Leaders & Volunteers Facebook group and instantly chat, share, and connect with leaders like you.

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