An Easy (and Cheap!) Way to Show Volunteer Appreciation

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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One of your “jobs” as a PTA leader is to make sure there are enough volunteers for every PTA or school event. To help encourage more people to participate, make them feel extra-special with these “I make the difference” volunteer stickers.

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10 Easy Tips for a Successful Bake Sale

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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Bake sales are an important part of our culture, and are often a major fundraising source for schools and PTAs. But I’m sure you’ve been to some bake sales that were great, and others that were subpar. So what separates the great bake sale from the rest? Follow these 10 easy tips to make your next bake sale a huge success!

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12 Unique Fundraiser Ideas for Your School or PTA

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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Do you moan every time you hear the word “fundraiser”? Do you still have all of the wrapping paper you bought at last year’s fundraiser? You are not alone! The same-old-same-old routine can sometimes be the death of a fundraiser. But breaking out of the ordinary can spark a new fire in your fundraising efforts and even add some fun. Check out these really unique ideas for your next fundraiser:

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Easy Homemade Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Elena Krasnoperova - Friday, April 8th, 2016

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Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up soon, on May 3. Are you looking for ways to give your heartfelt thanks to your child’s favorite teacher? Here are some great ideas for homemade gifts you can make with your child.

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Our Favorite Teacher Appreciation Quotes

Elena Krasnoperova - Friday, April 8th, 2016

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Words can’t begin to express how we feel about the extraordinary teachers that changed our lives. Or can they? Here are some of our all-time favorite teacher appreciation quotes. Some are funny, others serious and profound. All are full of gratitude and recognition of the unique role that teachers play in our lives.

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Announcing the $7,500 Teacher Appreciation Day Giveaway!

Elena Krasnoperova - Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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SimplyCircle was created for dedicated teachers like you. We are excited to announce that on May 3, 2016, in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day, we will be doing a $7,500 Giveaway! We will be giving away 100 Pro Silver Gift Certificates, valued at $75 each. Here is how you can participate in the Giveaway.

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Give Teachers the Gift They Really Want – More Help in the Classroom

Elena Krasnoperova - Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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There are many ways to express appreciation to the wonderful teachers who teach our children. You can bake them cookies, make a homemade present, bring flowers, or buy something from a list of much-needed classroom supplies. But when we asked teachers what they really want for Teacher Appreciation Day (and beyond), many of them said: “I want parents to help me more in the classroom”. Well, there’s an app for that, and it’s called SimplyCircle!

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10 Practical Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

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Many teachers spend their own money on buying supplies for their classroom. Giving classroom supplies as Teacher Appreciation gifts shows that you understand this reality, and that you truly appreciate the many sacrifices – including financial – that they make for our children. Here you will find 10 super-practical gift ideas for the most-needed classroom supplies that are sure to make any teacher happy!

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How to Get More Volunteers in Your Classroom

Elena Krasnoperova - Saturday, March 12th, 2016

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You put up a signup sheet on the classroom door. You send a paper flyer home asking people to sign up. You wait and you wait… But nobody signs up… It’s late Spring, and “volunteer fatigue” has fully set in.

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How SimplyCircle Differs from Online Signup Sheet Services

Elena Krasnoperova - Saturday, March 12th, 2016

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I’m often asked how SimplyCircle differs from online signup sheet services such as SignUpGenius or SignUp. In today’s post, I will describe situations in which online signup sheet services are more appropriate, and others where SimplyCircle is likely to meet your needs better.

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