Take Your Family to School Week
For over 120 years, National PTA has been encouraging families to get more involved in their child’s education. Help us celebrate PTA’s long legacy of family engagement during National PTA's Take Your Family to School Week—Feb. 13-17, 2017. This year's theme is Celebrating the Changing Faces of Families.
Decide What Events You’ll Host During Take Your Family to School Week
Do you want to host a breakfast or lunch, so families can enjoy a meal with their kids? Do you want to host a school concert or other performance for families? Do you want to open up the classrooms so families can listen in on lessons? Are you just not sure where to start?
National PTA has many fun, pre-planned family education events for you to choose from:
- Family Reading Experience (Powered by Kindle): Engage the whole family in reading activities. (Grades K-5)
- The Smart Talk: Create a family agreement together outlining the ground rules for how children will use their smartphones and devices safely and responsibly. (Grades K-12)
- Safety Toolkit: Use a series of lesson plans and take-home tip sheets to teach families about poison, fire, playground and bike safety. (Grades K-5)
- Multicultural Event Guide: Plan an event where students, families and school staff are educated about the various cultures represented within your school community. (Grades K-12)
- Creative Career Fair Event Guide: Help connect a student’s current interest in the arts with tomorrow’s career potential. (Grades K-12)
- Host healthy events like a health fair, fun , healthy cooking class or playground clean up. (Grades K-12)
Promote Your Event
Use these promotional fliers, posters, invitation letters and social media messages to generate excitement and awareness for your Take Your Family to School Week. Make sure to tag your social media posts with the hashtag #PTAProud so other PTAs can see them!
- Share this page on Facebook or Twitter to help others find these great resources:
- On the left is a Facebook Cover, and the right is suitable for use on Twitter (click each to enlarge):
- Click to enlarge and save these images to share on social media networks like Instagram:
- Spread the word on Pinterest using these specially-sized graphics (click each to enlarge and save):
- Use this high-quality file for printing fliers or posters (click image for the full-size poster: 6MB):
Email Programs@PTA.org or call (800) 307-4782.