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Go Back-to-School with PTA!

It’s the most wonderful time of year for PTA! The beginning of the school year is an unofficial holiday season and teachers, parents and students are filled with anticipation and excitement for the school year ahead.

Sept. 17-21 is National PTA Back-to-School Week, sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax and Instagram—to make sure you get a great start.

Each day of the week we will share essential tips and resources—with exciting announcements and classroom surprises!


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Get Our School Calendar

Stay on track this school year with our printable calendar!

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PTA Leaders

AwardMake Your PTA Dreams Come True

Are your goals bigger than your budget? There’s a grant for that! We have grants and awards to support and celebrate your programs, initiative and new ideas. Check them out!


LeaderIt’s the Community You Choose

Start off on the right foot by working collaboratively with families and school staff to create a vibrant team focused on every child’s success and well-being. We’ll show you how.


StudyIncrease Your Membership with these 101 Ideas

Find 101 ways to increase your PTA membership this school year through diverse programs, contests and events. We include how you can pitch teachers, students and community leaders! Get them in English and Spanish.

Get all the templates and tools you need to make this a winning school year!

FIND GREAT IDEAS

Parents

Instagram IconHow to Talk to Your Teens About Instagram

Get this exclusive guide about the app, with conversation starters to ask your teen about how they use Instagram and tools you can use to make sure your teen is safe. Read it now.


PencilWhat Your Child Should Learn This Year

Get the ultimate guide—by grade—on what your child will learn in English, literacy and math. It will help you use everyday activities as teachable moments to reinforce what your child learns in school. Check them out.


Facebook IconFacebook Parent Portal

Parents can have a lot of questions about Facebook. Check out Facebook's Parent Portal for tips, advice from experts and conversations with parents like you!

Help your kids—and the whole family—a get back in the school groove!

GET HELP NOW

Students

Facebook IconFacebook Youth Portal

Did you know Facebook has a Youth Portal? Hear from your peers about the issues that matter to them online. Read about change makers and get inspired to find your voice.


STEM Careers IconSTEM Careers That Don’t Require 4-year Degrees

There’s a lot of pressure to choose the right career and with the emphasis on STEM, you may think you have to go to school for 4 to 8 years. Not so! Find out about career and technical education.


Student Data Privacy IconStudent Data Privacy: What You Need to Know

With class assignments and report cards online, schools are collecting more data on you electronically. Know your rights and find out how to keep your information safe.


Use these resources to guide you to your best school year ever!

GET GREAT TIPS

Teachers

Facebook IconNew! Facebook’s Digital Literacy Library

Are you looking to address digital literacy in your classrooms and help young people build the skills they need to safely enjoy digital technology? Check out Facebook's Digital Literacy Library.


Volunteers IconVolunteers Can Help You Reach Your Goals

There’s power in numbers—especially when it comes to parents with a shared goal for their child’s growth and success. Here’s how to tap into their strengths throughout the year. Discover the PTA Advantage.


HandshakeUse this Helpful Roadmap to Engage Families with Success

Building real relationships with the families of your students isn’t always easy. This printable poster will remind you of our top six tips to keep top of mind.

Try these ideas and tools to build genuine relationships with your families.

MORE HELPFUL RESOURCES

 

Back to School Proud with Office Depot

This year, Office Depot—sponsor of National PTA Back-to-School Week—made a substantial difference in the lives of families and educators across the country, by ensuring everyone got the supplies they need to succeed.

Through their Start Proud!™ program, Office Depot associates filled 20,000 backpacks with essentials like notebooks, folders, pencils, and glue and gifted them to students at Title 1 schools during 10 celebratory assemblies. Teachers weren’t left out; they received MONSTER palettes of supplies for their classrooms.

Office Depot also recognized one very special teacher at each Start Proud! assembly with $1,000 worth of premium supplies to celebrate their extraordinary efforts in the classroom.

Check out these must-see moments in San Francisco and Austin.

Take Your Family to School Week Grant, Sponsored by Office Depot OfficeMax

September 21, 2018 - October 21, 2018

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. 10-17, 2019 by hosting an event at your school. National PTA and Office Depot OfficeMax are partnering to support these events by offering $1000 grants to 15 local PTAs! Congratulations to the 2019 Take Your Family to School Week Grant Recipients!

 

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National PTA Back-to-School Week 

National PTA has designated Sept. 17-21 National PTA Back-to-School Week.

Back-to-School Week features this comprehensive webpage (PTA.org/BackToSchool) for a wide variety of fresh ideas, tools and grant opportunities to make this a winning school year for PTA Leaders, Parents, Students and Teachers.


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Local units can order Back-to-School signs and promotional materials for their school.

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