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August 5, 2014

Top Three Planning Tips to Help You and Your Child Prepare for Back to School

1. Prepare paperwork for back to school. One of the most important pieces of documentation required by the school is the child’s updated vaccination and health record.  These forms are required for participation in athletic activities in schools. 2. Learn about the upcoming curriculum for your child before they get back to school.  This is also the time to review your child’s upcoming curriculum as well as the report card from the previous year to see where your child might need help. 3. Explore ways to get involved in your school this school year.  There are a number of various committees in your school PTA.  These committees are responsible for a number of activities to raise money and or to educate the students with out-of-class events.  Becoming a member of these PTA committees will be the one of the most satisfying ways for you to better connect with your child’s […]
February 14, 2014

Love and Nurture Exceptional Children in Your Community

An Inspiring Mom Story – Love and Nurture Exceptional Children On this Valentine’s day, MobileArq would like to share with all of you, the story of an Exceptional Mom who has transformed exceptional children ! In my son’s third grade class, his best friend, Adam, got teased and bullied by the rest of his classmates during a recess. The bullied child was severely traumatized due to this incident. The third grade class was unaware that the different behavioral traits Adam displayed at times were due to his Asperger’s Syndrome (or high functioning autism) diagnosis.  Once the Principal sat down with the rest of the class separately and explained why their classmate was different from them, many of them understood and empathized with the child. This is a typical situation that could have been prevented and pre-empted with education about children with disabilities. The statistics of children in the US with […]
January 25, 2014

Arne Duncan Calls for Involved Parents

Arne Duncan’s message and the involved parents who change children’s lives The Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called for involved and demanding parents in schools for our children to get a better education. That is easier said than done. In the more socio-economically advantaged communities, with more educated and well-to-do parents, children thrive due to the atmosphere at home and an active school community. Let me give you an example of an inspiring and involved PTA parent I have got to know personally. This Mom of three, from an upper middle class town in New Jersey is involved in almost every PTA fundraiser, whether it is the ‘Turkey Trot’ or the massive printed directory effort for 1,500 families at her son’s middle school.  However, this Mom goes above and beyond the usual fundraising. When Ruby learned how children with disabilities were teased or bullied by others at schools, she recognized that […]
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 […]