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November 7, 2013

Top Ten Fundraisers for PTAs and PTOs

10. Offer your PTA Members year-round activities for a membership fee that will help them come together as a community. 9. A Silent auction is a great way to raise funds through items donated by the families in the school community. 8. Find a cause that is relevant to your community and have members rally around it. 7. Having a fun walk or 5K run for a cause will help raise funds for the PTA and the school. 6. A Family Fair that is held on a weekend is a great fund raiser during the winter months. 5. A Bingo night with basket raffles is a a great fund raiser 4. Holiday gift sales with a markup on gifts bought in bulk with online discounts. 3. Bake Sales and Cake walks with cakes donated by families in the school is a great targeted fund raiser. 2. Partnering with food companies, […]
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