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Tim Sullivan
Parent Involvement -- The Data

Aug 22, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

If you're not a data wonk, feel free to skip right over this blog post, but this information certainly at least deserves a highlight here. The federal government is out with a comprehensive study of parent involvement habits ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Rave Reviews for SchoolFamily.com

Aug 22, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in SchoolFamily.com, Back to School

How cool is this? Was randomly surfing the web, when we ran across this back-to-school story from Connecticut. Was about to move on when I ran across this quote:"As I surfed the Internet to find some of the most practical adv... Read more
Tim Sullivan
"Don't Whine, Get Involved"

Aug 22, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Back to School

Short and sweet -- and right on the money! CNN's Roland Martin makes an impassioned plea here for parent involvement. Love it. As he says:"Show up on the first day and do not make it your last. There is no greater gift you ca... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Boo Hoo Breakfast

Aug 19, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Back to School

OK, this PTA creatively calls it the "Kindergarten Cry" but I still love the name "Boo Hoo Breakfast" for an event to welcome/support the new parents at your school, who are letting go of their babies for the first time. Fun ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Mommy Business Cards

Aug 19, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Here's an interesting twist -- do you have a business card for your mom career? I can see both sides to this one. On the one hand - especially as the new school year approaches -- there's a convenience to simply handing over ... Read more
SchoolFamily
Back to school time again - Tips for getting your family ready

Aug 12, 2008 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Tim Sullivan, Back to School

Starting to think about the kids heading back to school? Tim Sullivan was on Fox TV today talking about how to get your family ready to make the transition from summer fun to school schedules. Good tips about schedules, commu... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Talkin' Involvement on Boston TV

Aug 12, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, SchoolFamily.com, Parent Involvement, Back to School

Late notice, but I'll be talking about back-to-school habits for parents tomorrow morning on Fox 25 in Boston. Believe we're set to go live at about 8:20 AM. Will try and get the clip on here later this week, provided it's no... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Stretching Back-to-School Supplies

Aug 07, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Marketing-wise, back-to-school is the new Christmas. Have you noticedthecirculars in that papers these days? Every store and every brand is trying to get in on the B2S craze. (Of course, some of our very most favorite brands ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Cell Phone Rules Tightening at Schools

Aug 04, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Cell Phones, Back to School

This Mississippi district isn't alone in trying to clamp down on cell phone use at school. Sounds like these guys are taking a common-sense approach to appropriate controls over outright ban. Thinking abouta cell for your dea... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Involvement can be Simple

Jul 29, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

This article on Conversations to Have with Your Kids in the Car hits just the right note. I think sometimes -- and we can be guilty of this on schoolfamily.com, as well -- there's a tendency to make involvement seem so arduou... Read more