If you’re lucky, you’ll get at least one bulletin board display for the PTO in a common area of the school. That display gives you a way to connect with members and potential members, as well as the general school population. Here are some ideas for displays on your PTO bulletin board.
A bulletin board is a great way to market the PTO to recruit new members. Post a calendar of events and meetings on the bulletin board. Add a list of ways parents can get involved in PTO and ways your group has already helped the school. Photos add to the display and give the parents a glimpse at some of the things they might do if they going the PTO. Don’t forget to include some signup sheets or membership forms on the bulletin board.
Another way to use the display is to highlight some of the top volunteers in the PTO organization. Being recognized gives the members a sense of pride. They realize their contributions are noticed and meaningful. The recognition might also encourage other parents to join the group. Current members might decide to become more involved. No matter what, you feel good about giving the hardworking volunteers the recognition they deserve.
A bulletin board display is a great way to show off pictures from events the PTO has put on. Assign at least one member to be the photographer for events you host. This ensures you have plenty of good images to use. Enlarge some of the best photos to become the focal points of the display. You can fill in with smaller pictures, too. The colorful photos will attract people to the display. Parents who haven’t participated in PTO events might decide to get involved after seeing the fun photos.
Do you have a PTO fundraiser coming up? Use the bulletin board to promote and organize the event. Post information, such as deadlines and details of the event, on the bulletin board. You can also track progress toward fundraising goals with the display. Include a chart that shows the progress.