Resources for Parents During Emergency School Closings

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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PTO Today Article

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

Teacher Appreciation Ideas for When Schools Are Closed

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

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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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PTO Today Article

PTO Leaders: How To Use Facebook Live

If you haven't livestreamed your meetings, now's the time. Get our Facebook Live tips so you can broadcast events and meetings from home.

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How You Can Help

Coronavirus, Cold, Flu, and More: What PTOs Can Do

Help your school community deal with cold and flu season—and the spread of the new coronavirus—with these practical tips.

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You Need This Guide!

14 Internet Slang Terms Parents Need To Know ASAP

During these times, your kids might be online quite a bit. It's a good time to get familiar with some common terms and practices that you might see popping up in your kids’ chats online.

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Keep Up the STEM Learning

10 STEM Activities To Do at Home Using Household Items

Got some downtime with the kids? Here are 10 family-approved STEM activities to try, many using common household items.

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Parent Groups in the Community

6 Ways To Be a Community Resource

Try these community-building ideas like planning a service project and helping local businesses.

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Ways PTOs Can Help

Disaster Relief: How School Parent Groups Can Help

PTOs and PTAs often want to take action after a hurricane or other major event affects schools in other parts of the country.

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Bylaws/Nonprofit
How Good Are Your PTO Bylaws?

How Good Are Your PTO Bylaws?

Home and unable to do your usual PTO work? It could be a good time to do a bylaws review.

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PTO Today Article

How To Use AmazonSmile for Your PTO or PTA

It's more important than ever to get families on board with an easy way to earn some cash for your parent group.

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Fundraising

Passive Fundraising Ideas for School Parent Groups

Chances are your spring fundraiser's been canceled. Try these ideas to help bridge the gaps.

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