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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How to Create an Online Signup Sheet on SimplyCircle

Elena Krasnoperova - Saturday, March 12th, 2016

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In this post, we will give you step-by-step instructions on how to create an online signup on SimplyCircle. If you manage a circle and need people to do something or bring something, read on. We’ll show you how to set up an online signup sheet in 1 minute or less!

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Survival Guide for PTA Volunteer Coordinator

Elena Krasnoperova - Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

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Being a Volunteer Coordinator is one of the most important – and toughest – jobs in a PTA. It’s a big job, as the PTA is entirely made up of volunteers, and you don’t want to be left with a huge void at your next Book Fair.  Not to worry, though. The helpful tips below will set you up for success in your role as the volunteer coordinator.

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10 Easy Ideas for Volunteer Appreciation

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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One of the best ways to ensure that volunteers keep coming back for more is to recognize them for their time and efforts. Recognition can take many forms, from a Thank You column in your newsletter to a special program. Here are some of the best ideas we have uncovered in our research.

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10 Best Pi Day Resources for Your Classroom

Elena Krasnoperova - Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

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What’s not to love about Pi Day? It’s the time to celebrate the beauty and joy of math, not to mention Albert Einstein’s birthday! Here are 10 of the best websites we found to help you celebrate Pi Day in your classroom. Have fun!

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11 Pi Day Lessons for Middle and High School Students

Elena Krasnoperova - Monday, March 7th, 2016

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The number pi is never-ending, and so is the fun that students can have learning about this magical number. Here are 11 great educational activities for students in Middle School and High School (grades 6-12).

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