Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan
Blogging from the founder of SchoolFamily Media


Cool Lowe's Christmas and holiday ideas

Dec 01, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Teachers, Teacher Appreciation, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School

I've worked with Lowe's quite a bit these past few years, most often on our partnership on the very generous Toolbox for Education grant program. Even with all that work, I never really thought of Lowe's as a Christmas brand ... Read more
New research on middle school parent involvement

Aug 24, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, SchoolFamily.com, School Volunteers, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Homework, High School, Helicopter Parents, Back to School

I found this middle school involvement piece from the Wall Street Journal.  No surprise, as Sue Shellenbarger's stuff is typically excellent on all kinds of parenting and school-family issues.The upshot on this piec... Read more
Should we get time off for parent involvement at school?

Aug 22, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, SchoolFamily.com, School Volunteers, Parent-Teacher Conference, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Helicopter Parents, Elementary School, Back to School

This Miami Herald brings up some really interesting issues around school involvement and family policies fr our businesses. I'm conflicted.  I'm a huuuuge involvement fan and the love the thought of more parents at schoo... Read more
Safety Saturday and Lowe's

Aug 19, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, SchoolFamily.com, Motor Skills, Kids Learning, Health and Fitness, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, Back to School

Thought I'd highlight this for you folks.  I really like the sound of "Safety Saturday", which is coming up at the end of Saturday.  Think: fire trucks and expert tips and all kinds of demonstrations  -- all in... Read more
Internet Safety: What the kids search for online.

Aug 11, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Technology, Parent Involvement, Internet Safety, Elementary School, Back to School

My friend and colleague Marian Merritt of Symantec sent a note about some very interesting research from Symantec.  It comes from 6 months of data (millions of kids’ searches) from the new OnlineFamily.Norton.com s... Read more
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
An Online Driver's License for Kids and Teens

Jul 23, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Tim Sullivan, Technology, Internet Safety

Thanks to my involvement with Symantec's Online Safety Advisory Council (check out their new www.onlinefamily.norton.com product for a cool web safety solution for your family), I occasionally get to listen in as some very s... Read more
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
Virtual Summer School - Something to Think About!

Jul 08, 2009 - Posted by Tim Sullivan in Middle School, High School

What student doesn't feel that summer vacation is at least a month too short? Factor in summer school, and your summer vacation suddenly becomes less carefree (for both parent and child)! Enter virtual summer school! Here's a... Read more
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