Five Fun Fall Coloring Pages

5 Fun Fall Coloring Pages

Looking for a speedy way to decorate for fall, or need some projects to keep your kids busy when the weather isn’t cooperating? Then check out these… Build Your Own Turkey from Crayola Find the Hidden Image page from Education.com Playing in Leaves Coloring Page from AllKidsNetwork Cornucopia coloring page from GetColoringPages Kitten Playing in Leaves …

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Top Ten Halloween Books for Children

Top Ten Halloween Books for Children

Volunteering to read-aloud at your child’s school and need a few good Halloween titles? Trying to get your tween to enjoy reading more? Check out these Halloween-y stories that are guaranteed to creep out the kids (but not TOO much). 10. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Written by Alvin Schwartz, Illustrated by Stephen Gammell (ages 8-12) Are you …

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Fall Class Party Planning

Can you believe it is October already? Time is running out to plan for the upcoming classroom Halloween party or Fall festival celebration. We know it can be a little daunting to plan a classroom party, especially what is typically the first celebration of the year. But honestly, if you break it down into a …

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Share a Meal on International Day of the Girl

Host a CARE Social Supper

Of all the prepping and planning you do (and you’ve mastered it, right? #pro), add a CARE Social Supper to the October agenda! Celebrate International Day of the Girl on October 8th with your family, friends and community. By hosting a Care Social Supper you can raise awareness about gender inequality. The conversation starts with …

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The Perfect Holiday Fundraiser

The Perfect Holiday Fundraiser

As Room Moms, it seems we are always busy! From organizing classroom parties to snack schedules to teacher gifts, we also have the upcoming Fall/Winter fundraiser on our minds. Perhaps you’re pitching ideas or leading the fundraiser – look no further for trends and inspirations for this season’s holiday fundraiser. Still deciding on which Fall/Winter …

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4 Strategies for Recruiting School Fundraising Volunteers

Recruit Volunteers for School Fundraising

Being the Room Mom is a big job! Wouldn’t it be great to have some extra support for your upcoming school fundraiser? Here are four strategies to recruit school fundraising volunteers to lend you a hand from Clay Boggess, Senior Consultant at Big Fundraising Ideas. Gala planning and hosting socials invoke glamorous images of volunteerism and philanthropy; …

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Disaster Relief: Helping Kids Make A Difference

Disaster relief for kids

When natural disasters hit, it can be especially scary for kids. No doubt they’ve heard about Hurricane Harvey, and the coming Hurricane Irma. Engaging kids in helping other kids helps them feel powerful during times of uncertainty and their support is especially welcome.   Here’s a few ideas for helping kids make a difference:   …

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Making the Most of Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher conferences will be here before you know it! Despite what the discussion holds (we all dread anything other than positive progress reports and doting, right?) feel prepared and ready to contribute to the brief meeting. Find great questions to ask and tips on how to follow up with your kiddos here.  

Back to School? Back to Room Mom… Be Your Teacher’s Hero!

When you agreed to become a room parent, admit it (mom or dad) you were thinking: it will be so awesome to catch a peak into little Johnny’s day, right? What you might not have realized… yet, is that while you will get to spend a little bit of time around your kiddo in his …

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Restaurant Fundraisers Rock

Your Fall Fundraiser Made Easy It’s Back-to-School season and your parent/teacher group, club or organization will be deciding on the Fall fundraiser soon. Make it easy this year, skip the catalogs and fundraise the tasty way by hosting a restaurant fundraiser! Here are three articles to boost your event turnout and generate success with Panda …

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