Blogs

Why is it not too late to do the school directory app in Winter?
Every PTA/PTO/HSA loves to compile a school directory at the beginning of the school year in August/September. To get a
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The Still Unchartered Waters of Charter Schools
By Guest Blogger, Robin Vaughn Charter schools are growing. During a 13 year period, from 1999 to 2012 the number
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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
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A brief but enduring encounter with Marcio Moreira
Marcio Moreira, the former Chief Creative Officer of McCann was the creative genius behind several world famous marketing campaigns. I
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How does MobileArq provide your PTA members security and privacy?
As we all know, having our phone numbers and email addresses private and secure is important to every parent. As
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Have it All: Get the Mobile School Directory App and Go to the Beach!
 
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School Directory App used for group communication by the parents, teachers and PTA/PTO
Are you a class parent who wants to send a note to all the parents in your child’s class about
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Why is a printed school directory more insecure than a mobile and online directory?
Auctioning off a 2006-2007 Hale/Field school directory… #WHSassassins pic.twitter.com/gkYqJzP0so Sarah Petersen, April 23, 2014 The print school directories is a valuable
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How School Directory compilations can lead to eye problems?
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Prevent Heartbleed with Biometric Software
The HeartBleed Security Bug has been echoing through the halls of the internet. Every web user should be rightfully concerned
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April 27, 2015

Should You Raise a Happy Child?

Yes and no. Here’s the thing – You want your child to be happy. But you don’t want to make them happy. The difference – When you WANT your child to be happy, that puts them in charge of their happiness. They figure out what brings them joy, they figure out what makes them smile. And as a parent, you are simply in charge of supporting them in their decisions. They learn from their mistakes, and are able to function in the outside world because of this early training. And everything you do, say, and provide will reinforce that idea. But when you want to MAKE your child happy – that puts you in the driver’s seat, but since it’s impossible to know exactly what makes another person happy – you end up buying them everything, taking them everywhere, doing everything for them. Leaving them with no skills whatsoever to […]
March 19, 2015

The Homework Dilemma

  Why should kids be given homework?  A school in New York City has recently decided not to, citing current research and thinking on the homework topic.  Is this a major news story? Yes, it has captured attention of many parents and has become the topic of discussion. Let’s first try to understand why students have been coming home with homework all these years to supplement what they had already learned during their school time.  Should children be thinking about and sharpening up or building upon ideas that they learned during school hours away from the school by doing their homework?  Most parents and educators would say yes. But, do the teachers need to give homework to students so that they can build upon what they had learned in the school? This question has been intensively investigated and its results extensively analyzed and interpreted.  According to the education experts, homework is […]
February 20, 2015

Stop Sabotaging Your Child’s Success!

A few parenting tips By Evelyn Cucchiara, Founder & Creator of  ‘The Toy Tamer’ We all want to be the best parents we can be, but some of the things we do now may be setting our children up for problems later. Here are three things you can change now to help assure your child’s future success. Photo Credit: SheKnows Blog – www.sheknows.com Honor the no. Your child has specific likes and dislikes right from the minute they are born.So do you. Unfortunately, they two don’t always match up. That’s why you have to honor your child’s no. This doesn’t mean letting them do whatever they want, whenever they want. It means that before signing them up for an activity, or dragging them off to an event, simply ask them if it interests them. Older kids can definitely tell you their likes and dislikes, younger kids tell you through their […]
January 13, 2015

Your all-in-one school and personal calendar at your fingertips

My BFF from college, Sangho who lives in Bloomingfield, MI has a child in 4th grade who is a gifted violinist and plays the orchestra in school. Sangho is a meticulous and dedicated parent, who travels the world as a senior manager for Owens Corning. She adds every event for her child’s school to her calendar, arranges playdates for him, cooks every meal in advance so he has his favorite food when he gets home. Despite all of her organizational skills, last month, her son missed the school concert. The concert was on a Tuesday in December, however due to fat fingers or a typo, Sangho had put the event on her calendar on the next day. Lo and behold, they missed the concert and she felt very guilty about it. As parents managing multiple calendars, we are sometimes overwhelmed with the sheer volume of events that are coming at us. […]