Fall Family Challenge

by Family Engagement Commission

Thank you to all of the families, schools, PTA councils, and districts who joined us in the September walking challenge.  Remember that you can use that  family engagement idea at any time during the year. We’ve done the work for you by creating a newsletter, weekly emails, and all the other handouts you will need for the program.  

As October begins, the focus is on all of the fun things your family can do together in the fall.  This season can be a busy one for families with school back in session, after-school sports and activities abounding, and several holidays, but we want to remind families to slow down and take some intentional time to come together.  To that end, we have created a calendar with 31 activities on it for families to choose from throughout the fall. We also have a list of over 50 activities the California State PTA Family Engagement Commission has brainstormed that you can use to create your own calendar. 

We invite you to join us this fall as we expand our engagement with these fun fall activities.  If you want to join in, fill out this simple google form and we will send you weekly reminders, tips, and tricks. 


If your PTA wants to use these family engagement ideas with your members, here are the handouts we’ve created: 

Family Engagement Monthly Activities – September Family Walking Challenge

By Family Engagement and Health & Community Concerns Commissions

Each month the Family Engagement Commission is going to share an activity that you can do with your school, council, or district.  The goal is simple– let’s get families having fun and discovering new things together. 

For September, we are partnering with the Health and Community Concerns Commission to encourage families to participate in our Family Walking Challenge.  Gather the entire family to take a nightly stroll or an early morning power walk to end or start your day.  Walkthrough your neighborhood, walk to school, or even walk the aisles of the grocery store– anything where the family is being active together. 

Every week we will be asking you to share your progress with us (and we might even send some surprises to folks who participate)!  If you would like to join us on this challenge please visit https://forms.gle/RLZS4NnQeebrRQk16 .  We will put you on the mailing list for future challenges AND we will give you weekly inspiration to help you stick with it.

So put on a good pair of shoes, grab the family and embark on this month-long walking challenge.

Family Walking Challenge Image

Link to Unit/ Council/ District Leader Information Sheet

Family Walking Challenge Parent Guide (flier)


Step Tracker

Color Calendar

B&W Calendar