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SchoolFamily
Payoff for Joining a PTO or PTA?

Oct 20, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in PTOs and PTAs, Parent-Teacher Conference

What's your perception of your school's PTO or PTA group? Do you think it's friendly and hardworking... or cliquey and unwelcoming? If you said the latter, you are not alone.Connecticut mom, Monica, felt that way about the PT... Read more
SchoolFamily
Swine Flu and Your School

Aug 27, 2009 - Posted by SchoolFamily in PTOs and PTAs, Middle School, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School, Back to School

You can't pick up a paper or turn on the TV or radio without reading or hearing a mention about Swine Flu. Are you still wondering how parents and schools should respond to the H1N1 virus? Wanted to let you know that we just ... 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
Tim Sullivan
Join the PTO? Love it or hate it?

Dec 04, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in PTOs and PTAs, Parent Involvement

All of us school parents have faced this dilemma, I imagine. Should I get involved with, how much should I get involved with or should I run away from the PTO or PTA at the kids' school?Of course, here at schoolfamily.com, we... Read more
Tim Sullivan
Birthday Club and Kids' Birthday Parties

Oct 20, 2008 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in PTOs and PTAs

Really like this idea from a couple of kids at a Florida school. (And -- yes --I may especially like it because we're right in the middle of our 4 fall birthdays at our house.) The spirit and simplicity of this plan is very a... 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
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