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Promoting your Parents Night Out (PNO) on social media seems like a free way to let people know about your event. The problem is that you do NOT want to let the world know you are having this event.

Charging for children to be at your school for the PNO is illegal in many states.

That’s why we suggest that you charge for the food and drinks and make the event free. Give the kids a wristband that shows they paid.

PNOs should be only held in-house with your students and THEIR guests. You never know who may show up when you post it as an invitation to everyone.

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) trolls the web, especially Facebook, for these types of events.

You also don't want a family that you don't know who may be looking for an easy lawsuit to have wide open access.

Limit your promotions to internal flyers and announcements plus emailing your current and past students.

Encourage your students to invite their friends. This way you can still get new students, but in a more controlled and safe manner.