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PTA & PTO: More Similarities Than Differences

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Although fundamentally different from one another, a PTA & PTO share a common similarity of aiding their teachers and families, and in turn, contributing to the betterment of their communities. This post aims to detail the aspects that both deal with in day-to-day operations, and…

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Great summer time activities for the kids!

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The summer season is a fantastic time for kids to engage in activities that are not only fun but also provide opportunities for learning, growth, and exploration. Here are some of the best activities for kids to enjoy during the summer: Outdoor Adventures: Encourage children…

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Student End of Year To-Do’s

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As the school year draws to a close, there are a few things that students can do to wrap up the academic year and prepare for the next one. First and foremost, students should take time to reflect on their academic performance and set goals…

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Teacher Gifts That Count

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Teacher Gifts That Count Don’t let a pandemic get in the way of sharing a little love with your child’s teacher. No matter your budget, you can find something to send their way to make your kiddo’s favorite teacher feel special. windows 11 activator download…

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5 Tips for Online Communication

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Successful relationships, whether in our personal or professional lives, depend on effective communication.    jewelry brands in Pakistan Communication can make the difference between an A or a B, between passing and failing, or between neglect or understanding, yet many people still disregard the importance…

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7 Teacher Gift Ideas

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Teacher gift hunting doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Show appreciation for the time teachers spend with your children by keeping it simple, and abiding by one very basic rule. Did You Know? The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) found that public-school…

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Graduation Gifts that Help Kids in Their Future

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Graduation gifts aren’t limited to just high schoolers anymore. Promotions from elementary to middle school, and middle school to high school means that there are increasingly clever ways to reward your “graduates” with items that prepare them for the next stage of life. Elementary Promotion…

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Gift Teacher School Supplies

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There are separate rules when it comes to gifting teachers personally versus gifts for the classroom. If you’re looking to reward them individually at the end of a school year, or just because in the middle of the year, it’s wise to avoid classroom supplies.…

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Recruiting Board Members

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Recruiting board members is a lengthy process that should be considered months before selecting a candidate. Although this will be a volunteer position, it’s wise to commit the time to finding a candidate with the right skills, time availability, and enthusiasm. It’s even more crucial…

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Create A School Directory

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If and when a parent-teacher group decides to create a school or member directory, there are a few key items to consider. The largest being participation and approval by those included in the directory. That’s why it’s smart to assign a team to the process,…

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Avoid Grade Plummeting (Infographic)

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By working together with your child to create a plan, you can rectify grade plummeting proactively and not reactively and harbor a stronger sense of trust and communication that lasts long after their struggle. Infographic Summary 1. What’s Considered ‘Grade Plummeting’? Although there’s not an…

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5 Tips for Parents to Communicate with Teachers

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Both parents and teachers have hectic schedules and a million things going on at once. Though bridging the communication gap will ensure everyone is on the same page when it comes to helping the children. As a parent-teacher group, you have a unique opportunity to…

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Healthy Snacks for NYE2020 Parties

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When we’re talking about snacks, especially those at a holiday party, the words ‘healthy‘ and ‘delicious‘ don’t usually go hand-in-hand. It doesn’t have to be that way. It’s OK to have the favorites we’re accustomed to, however, this is a plea for the healthy alternatives…

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Recruiting Volunteers (Quality vs Quantity)

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Recruiting volunteers is a process that should produce quality over quantity, because it’s important for organizations to find the best fit for the position. Perfecting the ask will be a process that always changes, but you have to start there… Just ask. Ask members and…

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New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Kids (Free Download)

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A new year (and decade!) is upon us. So we’ve created a free template to help your kids reflect on 2019 and prepare new year’s resolutions for 2020. Why is a New Year’s Resolution Important? Part of thinking ahead to a new year is looking…

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Communicate with Parents During School Breaks

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Parents and children alike share the anticipation that builds with holidays and summer season. So it’s wise to have a thoughtful approach if you plan to communicate with parents during school breaks. Parents maintain communication throughout the school year. There’s a steady barrage of letters…

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How Notebooks Help Parent-Teacher Groups Track Progress

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Notebooks help parent-teacher groups of all shapes and sizes document processes, events, and more to build upon what worked while avoiding what quite didn’t. Now, there are procedures books that document leadership roles, and then there are notebooks for events and committee chair processes (back-to-school…

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Clean and Organize Backpacks, Desks, Lockers

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Teaching your child how to maintain a clean learning environment will set them up for success inside — and outside — of the classroom. It should come at no surprise that teaching a child to organize backpacks, desks, and lockers is a tedious job and…

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Re-Organizing Study Areas for Improved Productivity (Infographic)

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Organizing Study Areas | Infographic Summary 1. De-Cluttering & Re-Arranging Start by taking a hard look at what you have (and don’t actually need) in the study environment, enacting a layout that prioritizes the following areas. 2. Organize Materials After you’ve removed the unnecessary items…

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5 Winter Fundraising Ideas

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Winter fundraising can be a double-edged sword; you either have an influx of giving and excitement because of the season, or a lack of traction and buzz because everyone is so busy with their holiday planning. Our last edition of seasonal fundraising ideas had some…

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Charity: 7 Ways to Introduce Kids to Giving Back

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Although we shouldn’t need a season, natural disasters, or traumatic events to prompt our charity, there’s never a better time than now to start a tradition that fosters humanity — and humility — with your children. Beyond the immediate reactions to dip into our pocketbooks…

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Conversation Starters for the Holiday Dinner Table

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With holiday meals approaching, and families gathering for time around the table, planning how to incorporate conversation starters can be a positive experience. Politics aside, conversation is a great way to bridge the gap between generations and create a healthy environment where ideas and stories…

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Help Kids with Homework (Infographic)

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For those who don’t have a routine — or even those who do — our infographic gives insight on types of learning, and tips for creating an environment where homework can be a positive experience for you and your kids. Types of Learning Styles It’s…

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