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Class Assignments & New Teachers

Aug 06, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teachers, Parent Involvement, Back to School

Teacher and class  assignments come out right before school starts in our town. Going to the school to see the class postings is always an emotionally-charged event. What if your kids don’t have friends in their cl... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Swine Flu , Parents, and Schools

Aug 06, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, PTOs and PTAs, Middle School, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Back to School

 I’m sensing that schools are going to be the first line of defense this fall and winter when it comes to the Swine Flu and getting our kids vaccinated.  This AP article on parents’ views of school and t... Read more
SchoolFamily
Back-to-School Family Traditions

Aug 04, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Back to School

Back-to-school. Three little words that pack such a range of emotions. Whether your kids like, love, or hate school, there’s no denying it -- it’s a time of transition. As parents, our job is to soften these perio... Read more
SchoolFamily
Get Organized for Back To School

Jul 28, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Back to School

This is a guest post by Marian Hyland. Marian Hyland writes about family life at Cozi.com. Cozi is a free web service that helps families manage crazy schedules, track shopping and to do lists, organize household chores, stay... Read more
SchoolFamily
"Giving Back, by Backpack"

Jul 15, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Back to School

Here's a neat article about how Staples is helping millions of American school children, who live in poverty, get the supplies they need. How they are going about this, is what I find interesting. Rather than targeting mom or... Read more
Tim Sullivan
8th Grade: What to Expect Academically and Socially

Jul 13, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Organization, Middle School, Back to School

Most agree: junior high is not an easy time. Teens pretend to be cool and laid back, but beneath that cool exterior is your same child -- just trying to figure it all out. What's a parent to do? Well as the saying goes: "Th... Read more
Tim Sullivan
A Little Organization Goes a Long Way

Jul 01, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Organization, Back to School

We all want to make the most of our summer, right? In order for parents to have a carefree summer, a little organization goes a long way. Instead of letting the end-of-summer and back-to-school craziness creep up on you, use ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Summer Reading and Your Family

Jun 01, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Really like this idea from the Washington Post "On Parenting" Blog. It's a summer reading challenge for the whole family starting now and ending Labor Day.Our guys have done the program at the local library the past few summe... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Improve Your Child's Grades

Sep 29, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Sometimes the simple, direct stories are best. Think that's the case with this very straightforward look at how parents should proceed when their kids' grades disappoint. No magic potions or cures. But good solid, step-by-ste... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Kids' Schedules: Moderation Advised

Sep 29, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Back to School

Am glad to see some sanity injected (from a college admissions officer, no less) into the discussion of how much we need to schedule our kids. The popular myth seems to be that if Johnny isn't in every club and activity (or t... Read more