Hola! ParentSquare just released Smart Translations

Recent increases in English Language Learners (ELLs) enrollment suggests educators should be more prepared to work with ELL students and their families. ELLs can benefit greatly from parental involvement, but often as an educator, communicating with non-English speaking families can be difficult. Also, families may feel intimidated to get involved because of their limited English skills.

What if as educators, you were able to communicate to ELL families in their native language?

Now, with ParentSquare’s Smart Translation, every direct message you send goes out in the family’s preferred language AND when parents write back in their native language, the message gets translated right back into English. See it live here:

eBook: 7 Habits for Building an Engaged Parent Community

eBook: 7 Habits for Building an Engaged Parent Community

Read this eBook to learn how Bob Bourgault, a leading principal has built a thriving school culture by practicing 7 effective habits for engaging students, staff and parents.

"If we think about students metaphorically as trees, for example, we know they need good soil in order to thrive. When educators and families fertilize these roots together, great kids will grow."

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Take The Hassle Out Of Parent-Teacher Conferences – Go Digital! 

Take The Hassle Out Of Parent-Teacher Conferences – Go Digital! 

For many educators, conferences are just around the corner. It can be a stressful time but, with proper planning and organization, you can lay the groundwork for successful parent-teacher relationships. As you begin working hard to schedule and prepare for these conferences, this tip sheet will give you more information about the benefits of switching to using online conference sign ups. Here are 5 reasons to go digital. 

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Repeating Events and Repeating Volunteer Sign ups

Repeating Events and Repeating Volunteer Sign ups

Our number one requested feature is now live on ParentSquare! 

Here are a few of the ways that you can use repeating events and repeat volunteer sign ups:

  • Monthly meetings - staff, site council, parent groups, committees
  • Parent volunteers - classroom help, lunch/playground support, parking lot helpers
  • Assemblies - character counts, spirit rallies, award presentations
  • Clubs - lunch, after school, enrichment
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