I wrote this is a letter to the editor of our local newspaper and submitted it this weekend. Just wanted to share... : )
This past summer, I prepared for my daughters first year of school. Being new to kindergarten, since I was a first timer,
I did all the "normal things" to get ready. Register, check. Backpack and classroom supplies, check. Vaccinations, check. New sparkling uniforms, check. Open House, done. Finally, the day arrived and I thought I was ready. Little…
Added by christy leigh gardner on December 5, 2011 at 4:11pm — No Comments
Last week I posted a blog about new tools that are available to help engage families at the high school level. One question I often hear is, "what about middle school?" Middle school or junior high school is a challenging time for families and students! Today I found a great blog post related to middle school needs I'd like to share with you. Check it out at Ed.gov Blog.
Added by sherriwilson on November 22, 2011 at 9:35am — No Comments
Traditionally, it's always seemed as though families are less engaged at the high school level. There are also fewer resources for engaging families at the secondary level. Coincidence? I bring this up because a few new resources have been released this week. Each of these focus on effective strategies for engaging families in their children's schools at the secondary level.…Continue
Added by sherriwilson on November 18, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments
I hope this email finds you all happy and healthy, it’s been a busy week here at National PTA, so let’s get right to it!
This week I spent a great deal of time preparing for the Take Your Family To School Week Grants. Have you talked to your local units yet? It’s never too early to start the application process, but it’s too late after October 28, ‘cause they close at 5:00 pm sharp! Thanks to the generous sponsorship of our National Partner AXA Foundation, we will…
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Added by sherriwilson on October 3, 2011 at 7:14am — No Comments
PTA groups are bound to have a good amount of drama and arguments. It can be hard to move forward with a discussion when you have a lot of disagreement. Therefore, its critical to implement a system for dealing with these confrontations.
To begin, be prepared for disagreement. It's always difficult to talk about money because sometimes it becomes a personal matter. It's important to be sensitive and take a diplomatic stance. Remind everyone that you are there to…Continue
Added by Believe Kids on June 29, 2010 at 4:06pm — No Comments