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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
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,, 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
Hannah Montana B2S Wake-Up Calls

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

I'm usually a bit more cynical, but this one cracked me up -- yes, you too can have Hannah Montana wake up your son or daughter on the first day of school. That should get them jumping, eh?Thankfully, my dear daughter is a bi... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Making the Most of Back-to-School Night

Jul 28, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Back to School

Good advice from Missouri on how tomake the most from the annual back-to-school night at school. Especially like the advice to ask specifically how a teacher prefers to be communicated with. Some teachers love email; others o... Read more
Tim Sullivan
The... ahem... joys of back-to-school shopping

Jul 28, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Supplies, Back to School

Good column from Atlanta from a dad who doesn't miss the annual scramble now that his youngest is off to college. It *is* amazing how none of the supply goodies you can get for free (pens from the hotel or conference, backpac... Read more