PTAs across the country celebrate Founders’ Day, February 17th, in recognition of the legacy and work of Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst, and Selena Sloan Butler to improve the lives of children. As part of this celebration, National PTA has designated the week that includes Founders’ Day Take Your Family to School Week.
Family engagement is critical to student success, and PTA has developed a Take Your Family to School Week toolkit to help your PTA host an event that will bring families in to your school. The toolkit provides leader guides for a variety of different events, Including:
- Smart Talk Toolkit
- Connect For Respect (C4R) Toolkit
- Creative Career Fair Event Guide
- Family Reading Experience Powered by Kindle Toolkit
- Multicultural Event Guide
- PTA Reflections Toolkit
- Safety Toolkit
Also included in the toolkit are templates to create flyers and posters, a sample invitation letter to families, a sample donation request letter, a sample proclamation for your mayor or school board, a media advisory template, and sample social media messaging. The toolkit also provides sample thank you letters to volunteers and to sponsors/donors to use after your event. All of these items are available in both English and Spanish.
Don’t miss out on celebrating Founders’ Day and Take Your Family to School Week—check out the toolkit today. Family engagement is critical for your students, and these tools can be used any time during the school year to help connect your PTA, your families, and your school.