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How to overcome objections to joining your PTA?
There are always going to be excuses and objections to joining the PTA. Most parents don’t see the value in
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A conversation on fundraising and school directory with School Zone
Welcome to the school zone school fundraising ideas podcast. We interviewed top fundraising and resource companies to help you find
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MobileArq 2018 American Small Business Champion
MobileArq Receives National Recognition as a 2018 American Small Business Champion by SCORE  Summit, NJ-based MobileArq, https://mobilearq.com/, a provider of
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Why data security does not mean data privacy?
Data privacy and data security have become hot-button issue in recent weeks. Facebook, the social networking giant with over 214
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The complete PTA Software guide
Are you confused about the countless school and PTA Software solutions available on the market? How does a Student Information
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School Fundraising: ‘Crush it’ with these three simple hacks for PTAs and PTOs
School Fundraising takes time and it is a lot of work! Organizing a school fundraiser is no simple task. You
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Tech Tip #4: Safeguard your phone with encryption
This article was originally published on https://tapinto.net at http://bit.ly/MA-tech-tipe-4. In this article, I will introduce you to encryption, the why and
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Secure Your Email From Hackers
A Gmail phishing* attack has been perpetuated on millions of users in which the hacker sends you a fake email
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Secure your smartphone with your fingerprint
This post written by Niru Mallavarupu originally appeared on the Tap Into Springfield as a Technology Tip. Smartphones have become
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Secure your smartphone with a passcode
This article written by MobileArq Founder Niru Mallavarupu was originally published in Tap Into – https://www.tapinto.net/towns/springfield/articles/tech-tip-securing-your-smartphone Since smartphones have become an
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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 […]