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Helping school organizations (PTA, PTO, PTSA, PTSO) and school administrators achieve their goals.

Helping school organizations (PTA, PTO, PTSA, PTSO) and school administrators achieve their goals.

Location:

United States

Description:

Helping school organizations (PTA, PTO, PTSA, PTSO) and school administrators achieve their goals.

Twitter:

@k12clothing

Language:

English

Contact:

1.973.558.6162


Episodes

How To Build School Spirit with a Logo Contest

8/13/2021
Want to get the kids back into the spirit for back to school? A logo design contest can be a great way to do so. This episode will walk you through how to run a logo design contest at your school. This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel (spirit wear and uniforms) while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

Duration:00:14:12

Guide to Running a Fall Giving Campaign

8/7/2021
Have you ever wondered how schools raise over six-digits in a single drive? This episode gives you a step-by-step method to running a school drive that leaders report raises over $100k each year. Tips and tricks are a compilation of years of PTA and PTO experience. This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel (spirit wear and uniforms) while increasing access to educational resources through...

Duration:00:15:00

Ensuring Your Special Needs Programs Are Included in PTA Programming

7/30/2021
Including all children and families is central to PTA and PTO missions - how do you make sure you do that? This episode will share how some school structures can create roadblocks, how to overcome those challenges, and how to ensure your school group is including all children. Our guest, a teacher herself, also has some great tips for how teachers can ensure they are feeling included as well. About Our Guest, Dawn Menge, Teacher & Author ----more---- Dr. Dawn Menge has won forty-one...

Duration:00:18:48

Making Your Donation Fundraisers Succeed

7/23/2021
If you are looking for some new fundraising ideas and ways to make them successful, you’re in the right place. This episode will share ways to make pledge-based and donation-based fundraisers a success. Our guest, Claire Seymour, will also give you some info about a new fundraising idea: a kindness fundraiser. About Our Guest: Claire Seymour, Marketing Director, Raise Craze ----more---- Claire Seymour is the Marketing Director for Raise Craze: Fundraising Through Kindness. A wife & mother...

Duration:00:15:56

Incorporation and 501(3)(c) Basics for Your PTO or PTA

7/16/2021
To 501(3)(c) or not to 501(3)(c), that is the PTA and PTO question. We will discuss the pros and cons of incorporation and becoming a tax exempt organization as well as some considerations. We will also answer PTA, PTSA, and PTO frequently asked questions on this topic. This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel (spirit wear and uniforms) while increasing access to educational resources through...

Duration:00:22:24

Organizing Your PTO or PTA

7/9/2021
Getting your PTA or PTO organized now, before the school year begins, is a critical key to success. This episode contains tips for organizing your board, events, and communications. This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

Duration:00:12:43

Creating a Strong PTA-Principal Relationship

7/2/2021
The effectiveness of your PTA or PTO can be amplified when there is a strong partnership with your school administration. But how do you create such a strong relationship and what kind of things destroy the relationship? This episode is a short one focusing on the top 3 dos and top 3 don't of creating a strong PTA-Principal bond. This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing...

Duration:00:09:31

Most Profitable School Fundraisers 2020-2021

6/25/2021
Do you want to know how much your PTO or PTA can make from different fundraisers? This episode shares the top school fundraisers, including how much you can expect to make, based on feedback from parent teacher group leaders from across the country. This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at...

Duration:00:15:47

PTA Meetings: Robert’s Rules 101

6/18/2021
What are Robert's Rules and how do they apply to my PTA or PTO? If you're newer to non-profit boards, or want a refresher, this episode will share some of the fundamentals of Robert's Rules of Order and how to apply them. Whether you're a school board member, a parent teacher group leader, or just interested in parliamentary rules, you'll enjoy this episode. This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school...

Duration:00:14:38

PTA Guide to Back to School

6/11/2021
What does your PTA, PTO or school group do for back to school? Are you including the right information in your welcome back packet? Are you events engaging? Hear tips and creative ideas from leaders across the country to make your back to school, or new family welcome efforts a success. This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through...

Duration:00:15:21

PTA and PTO Leaders: How To Make the Most of Your Summer

6/4/2021
Your PTO or PTA has some excited new board members and fewer activities over the summer. Why not leverage the time to get ready for fall with these quick and easy tips. You won't have to invest too much time to make your PTA or PTO more productive. This episode breaks down two things you can do each month over your summer break. This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access...

Duration:00:08:43

The School Board and the PTA

5/28/2021
School boards are responsible for setting the direction of a school or district. As a PTA or PTO leader whose mission is to advocate for our children, being involved with the school board is an important element of that advocacy. But how, where, when? This episode will give some background on school boards and how to work with them. This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing...

Duration:00:15:54

Tips for Combatting Pandemic Learning Loss

5/21/2021
After each summer, teachers measure and address the summer slide - learning loss over the summer. But what about the “pandemic slide” where each student’s unique 18 month learning experience has left gaps in what they know and don’t know. How should teachers understand, measure and address this much larger, and more differentiated issue? Our guest today offers tips for teachers, administrators, parent teacher groups, and parents to help support our students over the summer and return to...

Duration:00:27:34

Rekindling Your Passion for Teaching: Where to Start with Curriculum Change

5/14/2021
As the school year comes to an end, you may be struggling to find your passion for teaching. Or maybe the pandemic has shown you a better way to teach your curriculum. This episode is all about how to overhaul your curriculum and get buy in to do so. Our guest has some radical ideas on how he threw away his textbook and became an unconventional middle school teacher. About Our Guest: Jon Hinthorne, An Unconventional Teacher Jon Hinthorne is fully committed to helping make our education...

Duration:00:37:17

Injecting Fun Into Your School Auction

5/10/2021
Whether in person or online, all school auction chairs agree that keeping the audience engaged and entertained leads to a more successful auction. One of the easiest ways to do that is to hire a professional auctioneer. If you consider that a professional only takes about 2 minutes to auction an item and a non-professional takes 5, for a 15 item auction, that is the difference between 30 minutes and 75 minutes for your live auction. This means that with a professional you can either auction...

Duration:00:17:12

Planning and Executing a Successful Hybrid School Auction

4/30/2021
Much like the rest of the educational system, the school auction has changed dramatically over the past year. If you’re an auction chair or parent teacher group leader wondering where to start with your online or hybrid auction or how to be successful on the day of, this is the episode for you. We will talk to two auction experts about online auction technology, how to shop for auction technology and how to be successful on the day of your auction. About Our Guests: Simon Wells, Xcira and...

Duration:00:34:12

How to Run a Successful School Auction: Tips from an Auction Chair

4/23/2021
Calling all school auction chairs, leaders, and volunteers. Auction season is in full swing so we are bringing you a multi-year auction chair who will share her top tips for a successful auction. Hear how you should structure your committee, top selling items, and what you should and shouldn’t do on the day of your auction. About Our Guest: Christina Linezo, Auction Chair and Realtor Christina is a mom of three currently living in Orinda, California. She is heavily involved in her...

Duration:00:14:35

Teacher Personal Finance: Overview of Personal Finance Considerations

4/16/2021
Are you a teacher staring at your recently filed taxes wondering if you have the right strategy? Do you want to know more about the nuances of your 403b plan? You are in good company and this episode will give you four quick tips, specific to teachers from a teacher who is an expert in personal finance. Here are some resources to check out after the episode: About Our Guest: Rob Phelan, Maryland Math Teacher and Founder of the Simple Start Up ----more---- Rob Phelan is an...

Duration:00:16:27

Fundraise, Reuse, Recycle: Turning Old School Apparel into a Fundraiser

4/9/2021
Is the Principal asking for your PTA to clear out your old spirit wear closet? Rather than adding those goods to the 11.3 million tons in EPA estimated textile waste thrown into dumps each year, you can use those items to boost your fundraising efforts. In a year where the pandemic has led to budget shortfalls, getting creative with fundraising becomes even more important and this episode will share some tips on how to turn old apparel items into fundraising dollars for your...

Duration:00:21:22

How to Meaningfully Advance Equity in Your School’s Curriculum

4/2/2021
Did you know that White and Asian students are 1.8 times more likely to enroll in AP and IB courses versus their Black and Latino peers regardless of grades and desire? Schools, teachers, principals, superintendents and PTOs/PTAs can help to address this disparity. Today’s episode shines a light on some of the inequities that exist in K-12 schooling, how they manifest, and how school districts, teachers, and PTA/PTO can address these inequities. About Our Guest: Dolores Caamano, Managing...

Duration:00:34:15