KidStuff Coupon Books

kidstuff coupon book

I jumped back on the PTO bandwagon this year. Not that I ever jumped off, but I jumped onto a different one by becoming more active in our elementary school PTO for the first time. This year, I’m heading up the sales of the KidStuff Coupon Book, which is one of my favorite fundraisers for [...]

Thank a Teacher Day

thank a teacher day

I didn’t cry on the first day of Kindergarten for either of my boys. When they went to a new school, in first grade, I held in my anxiety and plastered a big, proud smile on my face. I was strong. I was secure. Today, as I dropped off the kids at school, I was [...]

Safe Arrival Program Guide

A Safe Arrival Program, when run correctly, assists the school in accountability for attendance and gives parents the peace of mind that their child has arrived safely at school. It also ensures that if a child has not arrived safely at school, attention is paid to the absent child immediately. Leticia Barr, educator and administrator who writes [...]

Teacher Gift Lists

When my statistics show my suggestions for teacher gifts posts are among my most popular posts for the week, it’s always a great reminder for me that I need to purchase teacher gifts. So… to make it easy for everyone, here are links to some of my most popular teacher gift posts: End of the Year [...]

PTO end-of-year newsletter

For our PTO newsletter this month, I wrote a thank you to all of our volunteers. It also mentioned advice to parents about the importance of getting involved in your child’s school. Finally, I asked parents to reach out to new families to make them feel welcome and share the many ways to feel involved. [...]

Letter to the Principal

I have been writing this letter since November. Today is the first time I took it from my head and put it in writing. I’m certainly not ready to mail a copy, yet, but a big step closer. Thank you to my editor at Yahoo! Shine! for encouraging me to write a thank you letter. [...]