PTO Today's Parent Group of the Year
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|Eligibility:||PTO Today's Parent Group of the Year search is open to all elementary and middle school (K-8) parent groups: PTO, PTA, HSA, PTC, etc. Parent groups at other schools such as high schools may still enter, but should be aware that the main audience of PTO Today is K-8 parent groups.|
During The 13 Years That We've Organized PGY, We've Often Felt That Every Group That Takes The Time To Enter Deserves Recognition. Each Group Has Exceptional Accomplishments, And Choosing The Winners Is Extremely Difficult.
We Want To Shine A Spotlight On The Great Work Being Done By Parent Groups At Elementary And Middle Schools Across The Country—work That Goes Unappreciated Too Often. Besides The National Parent Group Of The Year Winner, There Are 8 Categories Plus A Judges' Choice Category So We Can Celebrate More Of Your Success Stories. Enter In As Many Categories As You'd Like; We'll Automatically Consider You For The National Parent Group Of The Year Award. Learn About The 2012 Winners!
National Parent Group Of The Year
The Parent Group Of The Year Has Superior All-around Involvement Efforts And Emphasizes A Variety Of Accomplishments And Activities, Including Family Events.
A Parent Group That Shows Overall Outstanding Effort Or Outstanding Focus In A Particular Program Or Event Area, Selected By The Judges From Among The Entries.
Outstanding Parent Group At A Small School (200 Students Or Fewer)
Creatively Supports Parent Involvement And Student Achievement, Even With A Limited Base Of Volunteers.
Outstanding Parent Group At A Private Or Parochial School
Religious Or Secular School Parent Group That Shows A Commitment To School/home Connections.
Outstanding New Group (in Operation Two Years Or Less)
Recently Established, Yet Plays A Central Role In Increasing Parent Involvement At Any Type Of School (public, Private, Parochial, Or Charter; Large Or Small).
Outstanding Family Event
An Activity For Parents And Kids Together, Especially If It Also Enhances Families' Connection To The School.
Outstanding Job On A Completed Major Project Or Program
Through A Project That Channeled The Efforts And Talents Of Students, Parents, Teachers, Or Administrators, The Group Enhanced Any Aspect Of The Teaching, Learning, Or Playing Environment On Campus. The Project Should Be Finished Before The Entry Is Sent In.
Outstanding Effort To Overcome Adversity
Within The Organization Itself, The School Environment, Or The Broader Community, This Group Faced Obstacles That Threatened Its Goals Or Even Its Existence, Yet Managed To Achieve Its Mission.
Outstanding Outreach To A Multicultural Parent Base
Successfully And Consistently Engages Parents Across A Spectrum Of Cultures Represented At The School Despite Different Languages, Customs, And/or Needs.
Outstanding Community Service Project
A Project Spearheaded By The Parent Group, With Involvement By Students, Parents, Faculty, And/or Administrators To Benefit Others.
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