Next Steps

Share Your Success

Another way to celebrate is to promote all the great results through your school and PTA communications. Seeing photos from the event reminds families of their positive experience and the impact PTA has on their school community. Share those photos with others in the PTA network so that we can highlight your results! Contact your state PTA or email your photos and best practices to so that we can highlight your PTA in one of our nationally distributed communications.

Recognize Partners and Volunteers

One of the last program tasks is to thank those who helped make it a success. Be sure to include all of the following groups:

  • Family member volunteers
  • Students
  • School personnel
  • Sponsor representatives (if your PTA received a grant)
  • Businesses that provided donations (send an acknowledgment letter for tax purposes)
  • Other community partners

Access sample thank you letters including one for Sponsors/Donors and one for volunteers in this guide.

Plan for Next Year

It is never too early to begin planning for next year. Within a week or two after your program concludes, take a few minutes to:

  • Note the dates for next year’s program on your PTA planning calendar.
  • Make sure the program is included in your PTA’s budget planning process for the next school year.
  • Track the budget amount and number of volunteer hours required to complete this year’s program to help next year’s chairperson plan realistically.