Parent Engagement Insights | May 2018

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#ThankATeacher

"Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world."
- Nelson Mandela

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day! This week, our team here at ParentSquare want to take this time to thank you all the hard-working teachers and champions who are shaping our next generation. Your work is truly appreciated, even if parents and students don’t always show it. Take some time today to look back and savor your best teaching moments and enjoy the smile that fills up your heart. 

Our hope with ParentSquare is to turn more parents into your friends and fans by bringing them closer to the work you do in your classroom, providing you the opportunities to invite and connect with them in so many different ways. Thank you, teachers! We admire you!

Food For Thought
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Teacher Appreciation Week Is Here: Write a Thank You Note!
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Take a minute out of your day to show your child's teacher how thankful you are. Here are some ideas to help you write a thank you note to your child’s teacher. Send it via ParentSquare or bring them a card, and bring a smile to their face 

 

2018 Teacher Appreciation Week Deals
Share the love and help us honor those who teach our young ones during Teacher Appreciation Week. Here’s a great list of deals and freebies you can share with all the wonderful teachers you know!

 

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How Family and Community Engagement Has Changed Over the Years
Karen L. Mapp, Ed.D., a senior lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education provides a glimpse at how approaches to family and community engagement have evolved. Is your district implementing today’s best practices?

Customer Story
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“ParentSquare is an integral part of my classroom communication because it helps bridge the gap between busy families and busy teachers! I use it weekly for my Friday Newsletters (which bring families up-to-date on what’s happening in their child’s classroom), event reminders, as well as to request volunteers and materials. This is my favorite feature - now I don’t have to try and follow an e-mail thread to see which parents signed up for what, it’s all right there!” 
- Shannon Beaudette, Teacher
Read more teacher stories >>

Product Highlights

New Parent Dashboard
Now, to further enhance the parentexperience and centralize communication, ParentSquare is excited to announce our newest feature release for the 18-19 school year, The Parent Dashboard.

 

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New Forms and Permission Slips
Fuller, Fresher, Better: We are delighted to share that ParentSquare will be fully redesigning and enhancing ParentSquare's Online Forms and Permission Slips for the 18-19 school year.

Upcoming Learning Webinars
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ParentSquare Demo Webinar
May 9, 2018 | 11:15 am PT & 2:15pm PT
Join Linn Sillers, ParentSquare co-founder, for a 20-minute webinar to learn how ParentSquare can be your virtual assistant, helping you streamline your entire parent interaction with one product.  
Register Now >>
Can't attend? Watch a previous recording here

 

Come Meet Us!

RTM Innovation Forum - San Antonio, TX (Apr 29-May 1)
ACSA Region 7 Conference - Tahoe, CA (May 4-6)
ISTE - Chicago, IL (Jun 24-27)


Learn more about ParentSquare today: Demo Calendar | 888.496.3168