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  • 20 Ways To Go Green

    How to be more green, both at school and in your PTO.
  • End-of-School-Year Guide for PTOs and PTAs

    How did it get to be end of school year time? One day you’re hosting a boohoo/yahoo breakfast, and the next thing you know you’re juggling elections, a fun run, next year’s budget, and the volunteer thank-you breakfast. All those balls in the air can make any leader feel a bit overwhelmed. Our free end-of-school-year guide will help you make sense of all your tasks and year-end activities so you never drop that ball. Get organized, wrap up your finances, transition new officers, show appreciation to volunteers and staff, and plan for next year before your school’s summer break so you can spend your free time over the summer with your family. Get Free Guide Inside the End of School Year Guide: Nuts and Bolts Practical, step-by-step tips and checklists to organize paperwork, close out the fiscal year and conduct financial reviews, and plan ahead. After the Election: Info for New Officers Whether recently elected parents are new to the board or simply hold a new office, our expert advice will help you smoothly transition PTO work when there’s a change in leadership. Appreciation: Volunteers and Teachers We’ve compiled many of our best appreciation ideas and tips to help recognize and thank your volunteers and staff at year’s end. Think Ahead to Next Year What you can do in the next few months to plan for the next term before your board and volunteers disappear for the summer.   Take the Guesswork Out of Year-End Planning and Organization The end of the school year can be as busy—if not busier—than back-to-school. Just thinking about what needs to be done during the last few months of school can make parent group leaders feel anxious with no idea where to start. Our guide gives you a starting point and much more. It takes the stress and guesswork out of what tasks should be done, when to do what, and how to do them. There’s something in it for everyone on your board, so encourage your officers to get their own guide. The checklists, expert advice, step-by-step instructions, samples, ideas, and other resources in the guide will help you focus on wrapping up end-of-school-year activities before break, so you and your officers can make time over the summer to relax. You’ll come back reenergized and ready to do more great work for your school! Get Free Guide Still have questions? Call us at 800-644-3561; we’re here to help.  
  • 10 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.
  • 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.
  • About PTO Today

    PTO Today magazine is loaded with informative articles, helpful advice, and creative ideas for your group. It’s published 4 times a year, and every K-8 public school automatically receives one free subscription addressed to the parent group president. To make sure your PTO or PTA receives its copy, update your officer info or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak15239b1d88e7ca21e21622fe7a3c8c6e').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy15239b1d88e7ca21e21622fe7a3c8c6e = 'info' + '@'; addy15239b1d88e7ca21e21622fe7a3c8c6e = addy15239b1d88e7ca21e21622fe7a3c8c6e + 'ptotoday' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_text15239b1d88e7ca21e21622fe7a3c8c6e = 'info' + '@' + 'ptotoday' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloak15239b1d88e7ca21e21622fe7a3c8c6e').innerHTML += ''+addy_text15239b1d88e7ca21e21622fe7a3c8c6e+''; . Article Reprint Permissions Editorial Submission Guidelines
  • Subscribe to PTO Today

    Don’t miss an issue! Get PTO Today magazine delivered right to your mailbox. There are tons of new ideas about parent involvement, fundraising, and improving your group in every issue. Get Your Copy Buy a single subscription Buy a convenient 4-pack for your group PTO Today Plus Members Get MorePlus member groups get instant access to digital versions of PTO Today magazine. Learn more about Plus.
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  • 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.