Excellent Communication with your Membership is essential to having a successful PTA year.  Your members need to know – in detail – the what, when, where and how for all of your PTA  events, meetings, fundraisers.

Depending on the needs of your school, you may use flyers, a printed or electronic newsletter, email blasts, Facebook and/or a website. Following are some tools, guidelines, hints and tips to help you reach your members effectively.

National PTA Visual Identity Standards  How to use the PTA logo correctly

How to Customize a PTA Logo

How to Use PTA Logos and Tagline

PTA Branding and Website Guidelines  – including a website style guide, electronic logos (.tif and .eps  formats)

PTA Communication Tips 

Creating Effective Newsletters (most applicable for Elementary school communications)

National PTA – NPTA_Social_Media_Tipsheets – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Blogs.

As stated in the PTA Visual Identity Standards, the “PTA Blue” logo color is PMS 541.  However, in some cases, you may be asked by a printer or other vendor to supply the PMS 541 equivalent in the HTML color number or the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) ink color mix.

Remember to Submit Photos for the P&P Slide Show

Start Planning At the Beginning of the School Year

Local PTAs and PTSAs should be collecting electronic action photos of events and activities your PTAs /PTSAs are doing to make a difference in the school and or community.  The 4 or 5 photos from each unit will be edited into a slide show at the annual Presidents’ & Principals’ Luncheon held in May.

National PTA’s Back-to-School Kit

Sign up for the National PTA’s Back-to-School Kit and then  choose “Comms” for a great overview, more information, and to answer PTA Communications questions.