At ParentSquare, we see a lot of wish lists and volunteer requests going out to parents. Here are some tips and strategies that teachers, PTA leaders and school administration have used to increase their sign ups.Read More
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Mastering the survey email is both a science and an art. You need the clarity to stick to the rules - keep it succinct and include the essentials - and the finesse to convey the importance and establish a meaningful connection with parents so they take the survey.Read More
Mr. B, an inspiring principal at one of our schools, uses ParentSquare to send out blog-style leadership messages to his school. This week for Thanksgiving, we wanted to share his ParentSquare post about Gratitude. Feel free to share with your school community.Read More
Building a strong, empowered community is at the heart of any successful education institution and is transformative in the lives of students, educators and parents. ParentSquare is strengthening the pillars of parental engagement by bringing innovation to school-to-home communication.Read More
We want to help you reach 100% of your families when, where and how they want to their communication. Today we will expand on registered vs unregistered parents as well as look at tools we have in ParentSquare to help you see who is not receiving your posts to your school community.Read More
Many of our schools are already adding incoming families to ParentSquare and have started engaging with them. We are truly happy to facilitate this new partnership that is an important milestone for schools and families alike.
Here's a sample post you can share with your own incoming kindergarten community.Read More
Building your school community means involving working and non-working families in your school culture. When parents feel connected to your school they participate more and feel more connected. Sharing photos from school gives parents a window in their students day and keeps them aware of what students are learning or actives they are involved with. This type of school communication is truly appreciated!Read More
1. Share Your Principles: Parents love getting to know their principal and understanding the school’s mission and objectives. Good leadership builds trust with families and creates advocates at home and in the community. Principals can do this by sending personalized communication out to parents, sharing ideas, student and teacher accomplishments and success stories. Try branding your communication with something personal, for example “Mr. B’s Weekly Digest” or “Principal Kim’s Top Ten”.Read More
Do teachers hesitate because they feel they cannot reach every family in their class or because they are not bilingual or simply because it takes too much time?
Some teachers print and send papers home. It takes time to print, stuff in folders and then later collect responses. Paper may not even make it to the parents especially parents of kids in upper grades. Plus it is not green or economical. For a school of 500 kids, one flyer can cost up to $50.Read More