Canva Template

Year in Review PTO and PTA Graphic (Canva Template)

A "year in review" graphic is a great visual that shows parents how much your group raised over the course of the year and how funds were (or will be) used.

Canva Template

Your Teachers Will Love This Hilarious Year-end Gift Idea

Hold on for one more day, teachers! Treat teachers to this funny (and inexpensive) 90s themed gift idea featuring Wilson Phillips.

Free Calendar

Fun National Holidays and Special Days to Celebrate

From Teacher Appreciation Week to National Rice Krispie Treat Day, here's the ultimate list of special days to celebrate during the 2024-2025 school year.

COMMUNITY

Real (and Honest) Advice for New PTO and PTA Leaders

From remembering your "why" to setting boundaries and communication tips, our community shares their best advice for new PTO and PTA leaders.

PLAN AHEAD
Popular School Holiday Shop Providers To Check Out This Year

Holiday Shop Providers Every Leader Should Know About

May is a great time to research holiday shop providers. We round up popular companies to help you find the best fit.

TEACHER APPRECIATION

Teacher Appreciation Ideas You'll Wish You'd Thought of First

From a DIY trucker hat bar to a rescue puppy snuggle sesh, get inspired with these unique teacher appreciation ideas.

Free Printable

Middle School Survival Kits

The perfect gift from your PTO for graduating students, here's everything you'll need to make middle school survival kits (free printable included).

Free Printable

Because Every New President Deserves a Winning Ticket

The perfect welcome gift for newly elected PTO and PTA Presidents...all you need is a printer and a sense of humor!

Free Printable Bundle
Funny School Volunteer Appreciation Awards

Say Thanks With These Awards Just for PTO Leaders

From "The Tough Cookie" to "Budgets Like a Boss", this set of 18 customizable school volunteer awards will add a little fun to your last meeting of the year!

Glow Events

Glow Dances & Glow Runs: Everything to Know

Expert tips for a school glow dance or glow run, plus must-have decor, supplies, activities, free Canva templates, fundraising ideas, and more

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Taylor Swift Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5, 2025. Are you ready for it?

Teacher Appreciation

#WaterTok Hydration Station: Everything You'll Need

Hold on to those Stanleys, teachers! Here’s everything you need, from a shopping list to teacher-themed recipes and signage.

PTO Today Article

Help Wanted: PTO and PTA Officers (Canva Templates)

Canva templates to help you recruit new parent group officers—with a sense of humor.

Back to School

Kindergarten Signing Day

Welcome incoming kindergarten students and their families with this fun event! Plus, get certificates for students to sign (free download).

What’s Trending

How To Do a Stuff a School Mascot Event

Take your school spirit to the next level! Here’s everything you’ll need, from supplies to Canva templates (including mascot birth certificates).

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Shop This Idea! Teacher Appreciation Treat Trolleys

Teacher Appreciation Trolley Carts

From "pooped" emoji cupcakes to pizza, treat teachers with themed munchies delivered right to their door! Get our shopping lists for snacks and decor, plus Canva templates.

Inspiration

A PTO Leader's Heartfelt Letter on What Volunteering Means

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll relate! Jenny Jackson shares her candid thoughts on what she's observed (and learned) in her time serving on the PTO.

Free Mega Bundle!

A Year's Worth of School Appreciation Tags and Signs

From School Custodian Recognition Day to Bus Driver Appreciation Day, we have you covered.

School Celebrations

School Holidays and Special Days to Celebrate in March

Ways to celebrate the school holidays and special days in March, like mini pies (and a silly pie-a-teacher fundraiser) on Pi Day, rainbow snacks for St. Patrick's Day, and a Rock Paper Scissors tournament for March Madness.

Shake Things Up!

20+ Fun PTO Ideas To Try

From cereal drive domino runs to stuff a school mascot events, can you get through this list without wanting to do at least one?

Protect Your Group

PTO Insurance: What You Should Know

School parent groups and booster clubs need PTO insurance to protect their groups and their officers. Whether you already have insurance or you’re new to the conversation, we’ll make sure you’re covered.

Special Events

8+ Ways for Schools To Celebrate the Solar Eclipse

The total eclipse is April 8—treat your teachers to SunChips and Moon Pies! Get free treat tags, eclipse-theme snacks, activities, and more.

Product Fundraiser

Everything You Need to Know About a World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

From how much profit you'll earn to new customer incentives, here's everything you ever wanted to know about this popular product fundraiser.

Free Meme Bundle

40+ Memes About Volunteering at School (and Joining the PTO)

We rounded up the funniest memes we could find—and added a few of our own—in our new mega meme bundle.

Humor

8 Hilarious Reactions When You Ask Parents To Volunteer

Because when you're on the PTO, nothing scares you.

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.

Just for Fun

24 Weird but Awesome Habits of PTO Leaders 

You'll love (and relate to) our take on some of PTO leaders' more interesting habits.

What's New

Why Every School Needs a Book Vending Machine

Encourage a love of reading and positive behavior with a book vending machine. Here's how to make it happen.

Free Printable

Shop This Idea! Teacher Appreciation Coupon Book

Bring on the jeans passes and all the secret desk snacks.

What's New
The Ultimate List of Midyear Teacher Appreciation Ideas

The Ultimate List of Midyear Teacher Appreciation Ideas

From #WaterTok to "halfway there" snack carts (cue the Bon Jovi playlist), here are some of the coolest ways to celebrate teachers midyear.

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Shop This Idea! Friends-Theme Teacher Appreciation Event

Friends-Theme Teacher Appreciation Event

Shop our round up of Friends-theme teacher appreciation files, event supplies and gift ideas to bring this fun event to life.

Holidays

7 Ideas for Celebrating Leap Day

2024 is a Leap Year! Celebrate that extra day in February with some of these fun and educational activities.

What's New

31 Secrets Your PTO Needs To Know

Where to find free donations for school auctions and teacher appreciation, plus free design resources, tech hacks, and more.

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School Counselors Week Sunshine Basket

It's National School Counselors Week! Show your counselors how much they’re appreciated with this colorful “basket of sunshine.”

You'll Want To Steal These!

21 Cute School Holiday Shop Ideas You Can Totally Pull Off

Don your favorite holiday sweater and get ready to get jolly with these easy ideas that'll get your holiday shop in the spirit in no time.

What's New

Unrealistic Things I Want (PTO Edition)

But really, is it too much to ask for?

What's New

PTOs Are Really Getting Into the Holidays and We're Here for It

From gift wrapping lockers to battle of the classroom doors, here are some of the festive ways PTOs are celebrating the holiday season.

Digital Citizenship Week

Popular Apps Parents at Your School Should Know About

Empower your school's parents to have regular conversations with their kids about tech and how to use it safely.

NEW! Shoppable List

Teacher Appreciation Week Charcuterie Cups

Everything you need to make charcuterie cups for 100 teachers—for less than $300.

Free Printable

School Volunteer and Officer Questionnaire

Getting to know your new crew is key to making volunteers feel welcome. Our editable questionnaire asks all the important stuff—along with a spot to add your own questions!

Canva Templates

Meet the Board Barbie Canva Templates

Because Barbie would totally run the PTO, right?

What's New

2023 National School Parent Group of the Year Winner

Congratulations to HFES PTA, who worked hard to make their parent group inclusive and representative of their Spanish-speaking school community.

Teacher Appreciation

Your Teachers Will Love This Fun Summer Send Off

Everything you'll need, from décor (like those flamingo pool float beverage holders) and snacks to a Canva sign template.

Penny Wars

How To Run a School Penny War Fundraiser

A penny war is an easy way to make some quick cash for your school or another cause

Event Planning
Easy Meal Ideas for Large Groups

22 Easy Meal Ideas for Large Groups

Feeding a crowd? You'll want to check our ideas, plus calculators for determining how much food you'll need to purchase and prepare.

What's New

24 PTO and PTA TikToks That Made Us LOL

If you own an inflatable dinosaur costume or spend Friday nights with your label maker, this one's for you.

School Fundraisers
Popular Athon Fundraiser Platforms Every PTO Leader Should Know

Popular Athon Fundraiser Platforms

Want to raise even more money for your school? Here's how the most popular athon providers stack up.