PTA Ideas for 2020-21 School Year


  • Poll parents to find out what they would most value this year

  • Heavy focus on advocacy

  • On FB page have a standard daily theme post with help of volunteer or related chair - examples:

    • Inclusion/Diversity Monday

    • Creative Tuesday

    • Wellness Wednesday

    • Resiliency Thursday

    • Kindness Friday

    • The themes can be summarized for including in a weekly email for those that don't do FB.

  • Reflections - Organize virtual classes with guest artists to build skills, reach out to museums, music and dance studios, poetry class

  • Invite families/students to show off their virtual classroom/work area and give tips on what works/doesn't work

  • Pick a paid for service for hosting meetings

  • Videos from Board members and Chairs on various topics either targeted to parents or kids

  • Virtual story night in your jammies with milk and cookies (teachers and volunteers read; share cookie recipes in advance; awards for best jammies, etc.)

  • Virtual talent show with submissions from kids, staff, and family members (participants submit video and PTA creates a collaborative movie … possibly do a watch party)

  • Watch parties for a movie night, send out recipes for fun treats and create a themed contest

  • Online Book clubs for parents and kids

  • Speakers with topics on social emotional health and stress

  • Organize virtual after school camps with local companies and a percent back to PTA

  • Little Food Pantry Service project (like the little libraries) for an in need area in our surrounding community

  • Rally parents to help get items the school needs for safety and social distancing

  • Weekly contests (haiku, spirit days, design a shirt, scavenger hunt, art)

  • Holiday craft night with drive thru pick up for supplies and Zoom demonstrations

  • Pumpkin and scarecrow decorating contest

  • Weekend scavenger hunt around town - give clues, point value, take pictures when you find it. Give prizes for certain points

  • Back to school car parade - encourage drivers to decorate car with Winkley and school themes. Photographer takes pics and or a video to share out.

  •  Make sure that with in person and virtual to work on school spirit and keep families focused that we are one school

  • Spirit videos from kids and teachers - make into a movie

  • Pit together a grant to the school that can be used to assist in need families

  • Kindness Month with a bingo style card to complete

  • Parent Social Trivia Night

  • Online Read a Thon Fundraiser (https://fund.whooosreading.org/online_readathon_fundraiser_a)

  • Cookie Dough Fundraiser with drive thru pickup