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August 25, 2013

Westport Little Leaguers make it to the World-Series Final

Congratulations to the Westport Little Leaguers who have made it to the World Series Final!!! http://www.westportnow.com/index.php?/v2_5/comments/44963/ http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/llws/2013/08/24/chula-vista-california-westport-connecticut-little-league-world-series-llws-williamsport/2695957/ MobileArq will be released to all of the parents in Westport, CT this September.¬† The Westport District wide MobileArq Directory will be a very useful tool for parents of the Little Leaguers for connecting easily with other parents and arranging carpools anytime anywhere.  
August 18, 2013

PTA/PTO Directory Chair’s critical role

You care deeply about your child’s school and PTA/PTO activities. You are dedicated, have organizational skills and you want to make a difference. That is why you volunteered to become Directory Chair, taking on the responsibility of compiling this year’s school directory. Now, you have a headache, because the process is tedious, wrought with inefficiencies, and demanding. Here are a few sources of headaches for any parent involved in the directory creation process.   1. Collecting Information from Families Some parents never send in their forms. You can’t blame them, though, considering the multitude of forms they are asked to fill out every year by the school. The Directory Chair goes after each parent/family to collect the forms. 2. Typing, Formatting, Editing, Checking all the Information The pile of filled-out address forms is sitting on your desk. Now it’s time for you and your team of dedicated volunteers to type […]
August 18, 2013

Top 10 List for Using a Mobile Website

The number of Americans that access the Internet on their mobile browser increased thirty one percent between 2009 and 2010, as reported by ComScore.  The increased reliance upon smartphones has spawned increasing number of websites that are mobile compatible.  Our Top 10 List for using a mobile website: Access anywhere any time Get information you need on the go Always up to date, unlike Apps which need to be constantly updated Offers location-based information Immediate actions, e.g., click-to-call You can upload pictures, videos, or documents immediately after they are created Faster downloads, thus, more browsing Less intrusive than downloading Apps Less likely to conflict with other Apps and data on your phone Positive user experience
August 18, 2013

Participation with your School PTA Makes a Good Neighborhood

There are numerous ‘Best Places to Live’ rankings on the web, but none of them look beyond statistics to crown their winners.  No statistic can predict the relations you build within your neighborhood. That is why those rankings are best left as diversions, used only to reinforce our convictions, or to provide some anecdote we might use against a rival town. The rankings do not tell you of the unique ways that a town grows on you. The more ties you make to the community, the more affection you feel towards your neighborhood. Little things, like meeting neighbors in church, driving your kids and their friends to soccer, learning the name of your barber, make a new town home to you. There are many ways to build community ties. For example, joining a PTA/PTO committee is a great way to get involved in your local parent community.  The school directory […]