Notify: be sure to give plenty of notice for special events. Schedules can be hectic but with advance planning most can arrange to be there.
Thank you notes: be sure to thank parents with they attend events or volunteer for you. A personal massage means a lot.
Team building: send out a survey to each family to see what interests and skills your parents have to offer. Have the list available for times you need help.
Photos: collect and share photos of the kids and parents in action during events and fundraisers.
Keep it Fun: arrange social events where families can get to know each other. It could be a simple meet and greet at the park or an
Ice Cream Sunday Party.
Call on a family: try an occasional phone call to share especially exiting news or big fundraising successes and to encourage parents to participate in the next one.