Family nights are a great way to bring in the community. Get your parents involved in learning about the things your kids are working on every day! Here is the process I follow when I plan a family night for any content area (literacy, math, etc.)

SUMMARY: Link to ideas for planning family night events including resources and important things to remember. CONNECTIONS: family Building trust great teacher/staff resource for meeting TARGET AGE: teachers & staff

Pastries with Parents Invitation

Task Initiate and maintain family contacts: Setting up a chance for teachers and parents to mingle without the pressure of students allows for a more breathable experience between teachers and their student's parents.

Middle School PTO Events - What works for families of tweens and teens.

Middle School Event Ideas

Find the eyeball in the haystack - do some sort of variation undercover in the pavillion?

37 Ridiculously Easy Back-to-School Event Hacks for PTOs

PTO Today - is another fantastic website for PTO members with tons of helpful tips, articles, free program kits, and more!  Like PTO Today on Facebook!

How To Increase Parent Involvement at Your School

Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten: Muffins for Moms

Muffins for Moms

Encourage family involvement at your school with a Muffins for Moms Event. Perfect for Mother's Day or any time of year. This pack includes everything you need to throw a successful Muffins for Mom event.

School Climate - Building Community

School Climate - Building Community

Listening Lessons, Morning Messages, Fluency Lessons, and more ideas for primary teachers.

Custom Printable Family OR Mother/Son Movie by jjinspirationstudio, $15.50

Items similar to Custom Printable Family OR Mother/Son Movie Night School or Church Flyer, PTO Flyer, PTA Flyer, Church Flyer on Etsy

How to organize a family art night at your children's school

Family Art Nights: AME 043

How to organize a Family Art Night at your school (I like the stamped flowers and stuffed fish)

The Adventures of a First Grade Teacher: Terrific Timelines! (FREEBIE!)  Lots of free resources Australian curriculum history past present future

unit study The Adventures of a First Grade Teacher: Terrific Timelines!) Lots of free resources Australian curriculum history past present future

Literacy Luau: Family Literacy Night Kit for Preschool and Kindergarten. Includes fillable forms to personalize all the notes you need to send home and everything you need to organize and plan for a successful family literacy night event at your school.

Family Literacy Night Kit

Literacy Luau: Family Literacy Night Kit for Preschool and Kindergarten. Includes fillable forms to personalize all the notes you need to send home and everything you need to organize and plan for a successful family literacy night event at your school.

One of my favorite events of the year to host in my 2 and 3 year old classroom is Donuts with Dad! Since Father’s Day falls in the summer when school is not in session, I usually host this event in the springtime – March seems to work the best as it is in between Valentine’s …

How to Host a Donuts with Dad in Your Preschool Classroom

This bundle includes everything you need to have the BEST Science and STEM night EVER!! These school-wide events encourage families to join forces with their kids and enjoy some engaging science and STEM activities. I purposefully chose inexpensive and easy to access materials, many of which can be purchased at your local dollar store.

Science and STEM Night Big Bundle

This bundle includes everything you need to have the BEST Science and STEM night EVER!! These school-wide events encourage families to join forces with their kids and enjoy some engaging science and STEM activities. I purposefully chose inexpensive and easy to access materials, many of which can be purchased at your local dollar store.

Oriental Trading has great carnival decorations for your next school carnival.  Create a fun school carnival and get some free carnival signs

School Carnival Decorations with Oriental Trading

Oriental Trading has great carnival decorations for your next school carnival. Create a fun school carnival and get some free carnival signs

Attendance at school events is the wrong yardstick for family engagement. Removing economic barriers to school engagement requires creativity and persistence.

Attendance at school events is the wrong yardstick for family engagement. Removing economic barriers to school engagement requires creativity and persistence. Requires membership to read full article, but looks promising.

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