Blogs

Time-Saving Mobile Tools for the PTAs/PTOs and Small Organizations: Evernote
Is your new year resolution to get the PTA or PTO in your school more organized? There are number of
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Productivity Tools for the PTA : Dropbox
This is a series of posts we are writing on productivity tools for the PTA for organization, scheduling and communication.
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Crowdfunding for your school
These days, we hear of enormous budget cuts at the state level and district level for education.  It is a
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Why We all Need a Dave Goldberg to ‘have it all’ as Women?
It is with great sadness we hear about Dave Goldberg, Sheryl Sandberg’s husband’s passing away. We have heard so much
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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
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The Homework Dilemma
  Why should kids be given homework?  A school in New York City has recently decided not to, citing current
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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
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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
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What did we learn from a recent Parent Survey on the MobileArq Online School Directory?
  User feedback is extremely important in helping to make MobileArq a very useful and valuable communication tool for K-12 school
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Five Top Tips to extend the battery life on your mobile phone on your travel days
It’s the holiday season and you are traveling to meet with family. Here are some tips on how you can
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February 8, 2016
The PTA mom can use some help

Thoughts swirling in a PTA Mom’s head at the end of the day!

  The work of a PTA Mom is never done. She is a multitasking woman staying on top of all of her kids’ activities, managing her home and all of her volunteering duties with the PTA. First and foremost, the PTA Mom needs to take care of her kids and family – every meal and activity in their day. She needs to plan her day and week as well so that she can attend to her volunteer duties while working around everyone’s schedules. Whether it is to prepare a dinner on a PTA Meeting night or get her kids a ride back from the soccer game while she is at her PTA meeting, the PTA Mom plans ahead. Many a time she has taken on too man volunteering duties – baking for the PTA bake sale, helping out at the book fair and in the library, being in charge of […]
February 8, 2016

How to successfully launch an online school directory for your PTA?

The PTA Directory Chair at your school is tired of compiling the school directory year after year with hand written forms and extensive typing. Now, it is time for your board to make that job easier for her ( or him – it is usually a PTA Mom). What are the alternatives you have? You could go with an online school directory (which could also be a school directory app on your phone). What would be the steps you need to take to successfully launch and maintain a school directory? Parents who have been used to a paper directory are not going to immediately warm up to an electronic directory? How can you make this transition easier on parents? This infographic illustrates the entire process and best practices to create an online school directory for your PTA. A detailed writeup of each of these steps and how MobileArq deals with […]
January 19, 2016

Commitment to Community Service Beyond a Single Day

The Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. holiday has come to symbolize a day of service in the US. From elementary schools to small and large organizations and companies, the young and the elderly honor and celebrate the life and the principles championed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is through our service that we are addressing the ‘persistent and urgent’ question by Dr. King: ‘What are you doing for others? We are thankful to those who commemorate the MLK day by taking part in the community service, by volunteering to feed the hungry, rehabilitate housing and parkland, tutoring those who need help, mentoring youngsters in need of guidance, and numerous other projects. Commitment to community service needs to go beyond a single day event. If we are to build a stronger community that is more connected and compassionate, then we need full and life-long commitment to community service. […]
January 6, 2016

Time-Saving Mobile Tools for the PTAs/PTOs and Small Organizations: Evernote

Is your new year resolution to get the PTA or PTO in your school more organized? There are number of tools from the internet that are used to help with the management and operations in small non-profits such as the PTAs or PTOs. These tools are extremely useful for those who use them and can be downloaded and used at zero or minimal cost to the user.  But, not all small organizations are aware of these tools or their value.  The goal of this series of blogs is to highlight individual tools that can help the PTAs/PTOs with their daily operation. Evernote, is one of several tools that we have found useful to help improve efficiently at MobileArq.  Evernote is more than just a note-taking tool.  It is a powerful app that allows users to organize and archive their notes, plans, photos, including web ‘clippings’ all in one place. This versatile app […]