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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
Parent Involvement Q & A

Sep 02, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in PTOs and PTAs, Parent Involvement

Not exactly light reading, but if you're looking for a good read on the hows and whys of getting involved with your child's school, this parent involvement Q&A with a Connecticut district's parent involvement coordinator ... Read more
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
"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
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
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
Tim Sullivan
A Mile of Involvement

Jul 15, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in School Volunteers, Parent Involvement, Back to School

Love the thinking in Denver -- getting parents energized about staying connected with their kids' education. Heck -- it's what this site is all about!For the Denver Public Schools (and the -- love this name! -- Parent Empower... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Vacation and School

Jul 03, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement, Back to School

So all 6 of us Sullivans are on vacation this week. We're at Smuggler's Notch in Vermont (America's Family Resort, they call it.) and -- despite rain today -- are having a great time.After a year of typical parent and family ... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Parent Involvement Your Way

Jun 23, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Parent Involvement

Just found this excellent year-long feature from New Haven, CT. The focus: how several parents made parent involvemnt work for themselves on their own schedules and within their own interests. Great, great stuff. And a lot fo... Read more