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Tim Sullivan
Time Management for Kids

Sep 18, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Breakfast, Back to School

Kind of ironic that I'm writing about this, considering the fact that I desperately need "Time Management for Tim", but this morning routine/time management for kids blog from the San Francisco Chronicle really sucked me in.W... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Lice and Now Super Lice. Lovely

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

While there are lots of joys and smiles that go along with back-to-school season, heading back to lice ground zero (the school closet) isn't one of them. To make matters worse, now we're talking about Super Lice. Are they ser... Read more
Tim Sullivan
After-School Help for the After-School Homework Helpers (Parents)

Sep 11, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Homework, Back to School

This story half-intrigued me and half cracked me up. We've all heard about kids staying after school to get extra help, right? Well, here's a twist -- this Ohio district is giving parents the extra help, so that parents won't... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Back to School, Back to Fundraising

Sep 09, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Fundraising, Back to School

It's a fair question (and one of my pet peeves) asked by this Detroit Free Press blogger: why do the first two weeks of school have to be fundraising ground zero?I know the two biggest reasons: 1) Schools need the money more ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
School Lunch Revisited _ Simple and Healthy?

Sep 04, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Lunch, Back to School

Before school started, how many of us had resolutions to make school lunches work better for our kids this year? We certainly had/have great intentions this year, but -- wouldn't you know it? -- school's only a week old, and ... 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