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Tim Sullivan
Getting Involved (not *how* you get involved) is What Matters

Jun 11, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in PTOs and PTAs, Parent Involvement, Back to School

Took me a couple of reads to actually like this story from England about the joys and perils of connecting with the PTO or PTA at your school.My first reaction was to criticize the stereotypical portrayal that parent group vo... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Sneaking learning into summer fun...

Jun 10, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Thought this feature could make for a great brainstorming lead-in. The story focuses on teachers' best ideas for keeping learning alive this summer. Good stuff. Would love to hear your secrets for this every-summer challen... Read more
Tim Sullivan
SchoolFamily.com is Here

May 28, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Back to School

Welcome to our newest resource for involved moms and dads -- schoolfamily.com.Today, you'll find tons of great articles for helping you help your school-aged kids do great and helping you and your family keep school sane. Ove... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Lessons on Life

Sep 19, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Teachers, Back to School

"I grew up in a very small town. The kind of town where you can't go anywhere without seeing someone you know. So when I went back for a visit earlier this month, it wasn't the least bit unusual that I ran into several of my ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Don't Stop the Bus

Sep 10, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Every year, the parents in my neighborhood kick up a fuss about the middle school bus stop. The elementary kids get picked up every few houses, but once they enter 4th grade, they have to walk to a single stop. The stop is ab... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Old Notebook, Fresh Start

Sep 05, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Supplies, Back to School

We made it through the first week of school and so far, so good. Except I lost the fight to convince my 4th grader to start the year with a fresh notebook.I knew it was time to give up when, after the first day of school, I f... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Back to School on Boston TV

Aug 28, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

If you're in New England and hanging out tomorrow morning, I'll be appearing on the Fox 25 Morning show on Thursday, August 23rd somewhere around 8:30 AM. Will be talking about this great site and all the ways parents can mak... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Back to School 2007 on National TV

Aug 28, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

If you missed last week's local TV spot featuring Back2School 2007, make sure you tune in around 8:40 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Aug. 29, for the national morning news show Fox & Friends. Tim will be talking about on... Read more
Tim Sullivan
End of Summer Blues

Aug 27, 2007 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Well, this is it. School starts this week, and for the first time since I myself was in school, I'm not cheerily tacking up "bon voyage" banners and breaking out the champagne. Dare I say it? I think I'm actually going to mis... Read more
SchoolFamily
Spiraling Out of Control

Aug 20, 2007 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Supplies, Back to School

My son received a card in the mail from his new teacher welcoming him to 4th grade. The teacher included the much-anticipated supply list. Fortunately, I already have a good number of items on it (like the glue sticks and box... Read more