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.Read More
Welcome to our blog, where our community stays connected!
As of today, instead of receiving individual emails for signs ups and RSVPs, you will receive a Post Activity Log every 24 hours with all activity, if there has been activity. Hope this will help declutter your mailbox :) Comments will still come right away so you can respond if needed, and they will also be listed in the Post Activity Log.Read More
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
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
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
Connectedness and supportive relationships are at the core of being human. We’re motivated to share our stories and learn from others with similar experiences and interests in order to create a greater sense of companionship. This creates the foundation for a productive and successful community.Read More
As we exhale the past and inhale the future, let’s take some time to reflect on the year gone by, our accomplishments that we are happy about, challenges that we faced, and let our past prepare us for the year ahead.
While we have plenty of exciting things in store for you next year and will briefly touch on that today, I'd like to reflect for a moment on how far we've come in 2016.Read More
Comments are a great way to give all users at your school a way to provide feedback, get questions answered and build school community. Most of the comments we see are 'Thank you for..' and 'Proud of..' comments and I am sure they feel good and you feel you are building community with those messages too.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