Take Your Family-to-School Week: Strengthening Family-School Ties

by Family Engagement Commission

February 14-18th is Take Your Family to School Week. This statewide event, created by the National PTA In 2006, gives families a chance to see what happens on their child’s school campus. Help families, teachers, and school staff connect by holding events both on campus and virtually.  

Here are some resources to help your school or PTA celebrate this occasion:

  • Four different programs are offered that you can implement as part of your week-long activities. Grab the Toolkit from National PTA. This tool kit does much of the planning for you and even have some items to help you promote the program, including invitations and social media posts in English and Spanish.
  • Visit our new Take Your Family to School Week webpage. This dedicated page has activities you can use from schools across California. If you would like to share another idea with us please use this form. We will be updating the page with more ideas from you throughout the year.
  • The California State PTA Resource Library has many ideas for Family Engagement programs you can host at school during this week or any time that works.  There are resources for Family Math or Language Arts Night and even a way to host a fully virtual STEAM Night!


Any way you choose to celebrate- be sure to use the hashtags #TakeYourFamilyToSchoolWeek ands #PTA4Kids so other PTAs in California can see your good work.