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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

PTA / PTO Grant Writing Tips

11/19/2021
Writing grants can be a great way to boost your PTA or PTO funds without asking families for more money but it can also seem daunting! How do you get these grants? Where do you find them? What’s a winning submission? This episode will share leaders’ tips on these questions and more. Additional...

Duration:00:16:37

Planning Your School Carnival From Start to Finish

11/5/2021
Games, prizes, kids and fun are what a school carnival is all about. But it can be a lot of work for a PTA. This episode will give you the details you need to plan your carnival from start to finish. Or, if you’re a carnival expert, tune in for some new ideas from other school leaders. 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...

Duration:00:18:01

Getting More Parent Volunteers

10/22/2021
If you’re like most PTAs, PTOs, and PTSAs, you struggle to get enough parent volunteers for your group. You’re not alone - this is one of the most common questions on parent teacher association Facebook groups! In this episode, we will share the top tips that have worked to increase the number of participants in your school group. 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...

Duration:00:11:03

Devious Licks & TikTok: What‘s the Role of the PTA

10/8/2021
The recent “Devious Lick” and “Slap a Teacher” campaigns on TikTok are extremely concerning and must be stopped. As PTA and PTO leaders, we are responsible for creating a positive impact on our students and that arguably includes helping to stop violent campaigns such as these but how? What's our role versus that of the administrators and what should we do? This episode is shares what PTAs and PTOs are doing across the country. This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing...

Duration:00:10:47

How to Rock Your Read-a-Thon

9/17/2021
Whether you’re new to running a read-a-thon, or want some tips from experienced planners to boost your success, this episode’s for you. We share the basics, the learnings, and even sample language to make your event 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 (spirit wear and uniforms) while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at...

Duration:00:14:43

Passive Fundrasiers: AmazonSmile

9/3/2021
AmazonSmile is a great passive fundraiser for your PTA, PTO, PTSA or school group. But how much do you really make, how do you get started, and what are some tips for success? This episode will answer all those questions and more. 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...

Duration:00:08:38

No Sale Calendar Fundraisers

8/27/2021
Are you looking for creative ways to fundraise for your PTA, PTO, PTSA or other school group? Tired of catalogue sales or just asking for cash? This episode will talk about a fundraiser that doesn't require buying any trinkets, raises money for your school group and can be a lot of fun. Join us to hear about how to run a calendar fundraiser. 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...

Duration:00:13:41

PTO and PTA Guide to Online Payment Solutions

8/20/2021
Looking to modernize your PTO/A payment solutions? Some parents want to pay via credit card online yet others are totally opposed. How do PTAs and PTOs decide what’s right for their school and how do they decide between Venmo, cash, check and more robust online payment solutions. In today’s episode, we will discuss everything about online payment options for school groups. About Our Guest: Tracy Smith, Customer Success Manager, Cheddar Up Tracy is the Customer Success Lead and PTA...

Duration:00:33:54

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