Mother’s Day Books for Kindergarten

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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Mother’s Day is almost here! Your kindergarteners are sure to enjoy these great books featuring their favorite characters – and their Moms.

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Mother’s Day Poems for Elementary School Students

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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When we are young, mothers are the center of our world. Even when we grow up, mothers hold a very special place in our heart. On Mother’s Day, read these wonderful poems with your students, and celebrate the most important person in every child’s life.

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Give Your Child the Gift of a Foreign Language

Elena Krasnoperova - Monday, April 25th, 2016

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Guest post by Kristina Klausen, Founder of PandaTree

For many parents and kids, the motivations for learning a foreign language are intrinsic. They enjoy discovering a different way of looking at the world. They love being able to talk to relatives in their native language. They gain cultural appreciation and sensitivity. But speaking a foreign language has powerful extrinsic benefits as well.

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Putting the “Fun” Back in Fundraiser with Monthly Themes

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

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Do you feel that the “fun” part is missing from most fundraiser experiences? Put the fun back by picking a unique monthly theme for your fundraiser. Here are ideas for each month of the year.

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The Easiest Way to Communicate with Your PTA or PTO

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

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In a previous post, we talked about why it is important to communicate regularly with your PTA members. The good news is that managing all of that communication does not need to be a full-time job. All you have to do is pick the right platform for your group communication. SimplyCircle fits the bill on all accounts.

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Survival Guide for PTA Fundraising Committee Chair

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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Are you nervous about being a PTA Fundraising Committee Chair? Don’t be.  We have some tips and guidelines that will help you meet your group’s financial goals and be a raving success.

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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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