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We are almost nearing the end of the 2017-18 school year! And, even though many of us may retreat into our warm, summer hideouts, many other brave souls will still be at work, planning out the next fundraising cycle for their school. For a fundraiser to be successful, ...
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Whether fundraising or not, Valentine’s Day Grams are a fun tradition at many schools. Candy grams are one of the most popular items for fundraisers at elementary schools. Get this…. Americans will purchase $345 million worth of chocolate candy this year and devour nearly 58 million pounds of the good ...
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Oroola is an all-in-one, FREE family engagement platform that helps K-12 PTO/PTA leaders boost family involvement in schools by simplifying communication and providing tools for events management, volunteer management, school directory, and online payments, all in one place. Visit the Read More
Restaurant fundraisers are one of the easier fundraisers for schools as they require little planning and work well with just a few volunteers. They are also a good way of bringing families together in a fun and relaxing environment and in building stronger school-to-home relationships. Many local and chain restaurants ...
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Spring is nature’s way of saying, let’s party! – Robin Williams And what better way to party than to spend a day outside in the sun with kids, other families, neighbors, and community members! Spring Carnival is a fun-filled, almost a day-long event, organized by many PTO/PTAs usually in the ...
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You are frantically organizing a last-minute birthday party for your 2nd-grader and you are frustrated that you can't figure out how to get in touch with the parents to send out a quick invitation. Yeah, we all know that feeling! No more, because now you can know ALL ...
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https://youtu.be/c_pLAP3U6MM Watch: How to be a first-time PTO/PTA superhero Click on the link below to download the presentation Oroola is an all-in-one, FREE family engagement platform that helps K-12 PTO/PTA leaders boost family involvement in schools by simplifying communication and providing tools for events management, ...
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Running a PTO/PTA is a community effort. Almost everything that you do - from fundraising to organizing donation drives and to managing events - is a group activity and requires the help of families, teachers, and other community members for it to be successful. Unfortunately, organizing group activities and getting ...
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Silhouettes - Use it for pumpkin carving or as cut-outs for decorations Halloween Posters Halloween Cards Fall Posters and Stationary ...
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There are literally hundreds of ways to raise funds for your PTO organization, but as we all know fundraising requires a ton of energy and resources. So, PTOs are always on a lookout for earning easy money for the school. Employee Matching Gifts is one of the easiest money PTOs ...
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I was lucky to be part of a PTA unit where parents were super engaged and ready to help anytime...we had a standing-only room at our monthly PTA meetings,.... and our mailboxes overflowed with generous donations...., that was my dream the night before I started out as the ...
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Back to school is a stressful time for parents. It is especially challenging for transitioning families – families who are transitioning either from one grade-level school to another, from a private to public school, or from one school district to another. There are too many unknowns to fight - new ...
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Each year, parents responding to the Phi Delta Kappan poll report high levels of satisfaction with their kids’ education. Asked to assign letter grades to their children’s schools, the vast majority of parents—generally around 70 percent—issue As and Bs. If those ratings were compiled the way a student’s ...
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Columbia University has settled a lawsuit with former student Paul Nungesser. In 2015, Nungesser filed a lawsuit against Columbia, claiming that the university supported an “outrageous display of harassment and defamation” after fellow student Emma Sulkowicz held protests around campus where people openly called him a ...
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Mitch Resnick has been working on how to give students new avenues of creative expression for over a decade. His Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab develops Scratch, one of the most popular coding programs for kids, which is based ...
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Related Story Sex Ed Without the Sex The night the cable channel Freeform aired an LGBTQ sex-education-themed episode of its teen drama The Fosters earlier this spring, Madison Russell spent the evening in front of her television with tears rolling down ...
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Between 2009 and 2014 the enrollment in teacher education programs dropped from 691,00 to 451,000, a 35% reduction. That’s a pretty shocking number. Fewer young people are interested in becoming teachers, and that’s a problem because school enrollment is projected to increase by roughly three million students in the next ...
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As I’ve written, attacks on academia are bread and butter conservative discourse—even though Republicans at the highest levels are the products of elite institutions. This is a problem—not because professors are snowflakes or conservative families are choosing to deny their kids access to higher education. In fact, ...
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When Betsy DeVos became U.S. education secretary earlier this year, survivors of sexual assault and their advocates at UC Berkeley, Stanford and other Bay Area colleges worried that the progress they felt they’d made under the Obama administration would deteriorate. Related Articles
Ask yourself this. What would you tell a used car salesman who tried to get you to pay top dollar for a clunker that didn’t run? The used car salesmen in this case is #45 Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the clunker is school vouchers. The cost of ...
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