4 Ways to End this School Year Ready for Next
It's so hard to say goodbye . . . so don't! The end of the current school year is really just a jumping point for next fall - get parents on board and ready to dive in 'next year' with these simple tips:
1. Committee Picker: It's so hard to wrangle parents at back to school time so go ahead and get parents signed up for the committees/groups they are interested in helping with next school year, i.e. fundraising committee, hospitality, teacher/staff appreciation, volunteer coordination, etc. It's SUPER easy with VolunteerSpot's committee picker, more info HERE
2. Social Media: Before school wraps up and parents forget, encourage them to follow the school or parent-teacher group on facebook, twitter, pinterest etc. Ensure they receive updates over the summer from your school and are ready for news, volunteer sign ups and plans come back to school time.
3. Volunteer Appreciation: Give your school parents who pitched in, helped out and contributed this school year some special recognition before the year is out. A handwritten thank you note, shout out on your school's website/social accounts, or even a volunteer appreciation party helps your parents know their efforts were truly appreciated and encourages them to join in again next year.
4. Hold a Social: A final community event of the year like an ice cream social or movie night gives your school families one great final bonding moment and a chance for staff and teachers to once again express their appreciation for a wonderful year (and vice versa). Those memories will last well into summer and leave parents on a positive note to begin the next school year!