The Multipurpose Room

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Incorporation and 501(3)(c) Basics for Your PTO or PTA

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To 501(3)(c) or not to 501(3)(c), that is the PTA and PTO question. We will discuss the pros and cons of incorporation and becoming a tax exempt organization as well as some considerations. We will also answer PTA, PTSA, and PTO frequently asked questions on this topic.

 

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Organizing Your PTO or PTA

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Getting your PTA or PTO organized now, before the school year begins, is a critical key to success. This episode contains tips for organizing your board, events, and communications.

 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

 

Creating a Strong PTA-Principal Relationship

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The effectiveness of your PTA or PTO can be amplified when there is a strong partnership with your school administration. But how do you create such a strong relationship and what kind of things destroy the relationship? This episode is a short one focusing on the top 3 dos and top 3 don't of creating a strong PTA-Principal bond.

 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

 

Most Profitable School Fundraisers 2020-2021

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Do you want to know how much your PTO or PTA can make from different fundraisers? This episode shares the top school fundraisers, including how much you can expect to make, based on feedback from parent teacher group leaders from across the country.

 

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PTA Meetings: Robert’s Rules 101

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What are Robert's Rules and how do they apply to my PTA or PTO? If you're newer to non-profit boards, or want a refresher, this episode will share some of the fundamentals of Robert's Rules of Order and how to apply them. Whether you're a school board member, a parent teacher group leader, or just interested in parliamentary rules, you'll enjoy this episode.

 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

PTA Guide to Back to School

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What does your PTA, PTO or school group do for back to school? Are you including the right information in your welcome back packet? Are you events engaging? Hear tips and creative ideas from leaders across the country to make your back to school, or new family welcome efforts a success.  

 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

PTA and PTO Leaders: How To Make the Most of Your Summer

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Your PTO or PTA has some excited new board members and fewer activities over the summer. Why not leverage the time to get ready for fall with these quick and easy tips. You won't have to invest too much time to make your PTA or PTO more productive. This episode breaks down two things you can do each month over your summer break.

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

The School Board and the PTA

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School boards are responsible for setting the direction of a school or district. As a PTA or PTO leader whose mission is to advocate for our children, being involved with the school board is an important element of that advocacy. But how, where, when? This episode will give some background on school boards and how to work with them.

 

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Tips for Combatting Pandemic Learning Loss

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After each summer, teachers measure and address the summer slide - learning loss over the summer. But what about the “pandemic slide” where each student’s unique 18 month learning experience has left gaps in what they know and don’t know. How should teachers understand, measure and address this much larger, and more differentiated issue? Our guest today offers tips for teachers, administrators, parent teacher groups, and parents to help support our students over the summer and return to learning in the fall.

About Our Guest: Chris Hull, Co-Founder and CPO, Otus

Chris is the Co-Founder and CPO at Otus. Otus is the first edtech platform to centralize learning management, assessment, and data for educators, students, and families. Chris was named a “20 To Watch” Educational Technology Leader by the National School Boards Association. Otus serves 160 unique school districts with over 1,000,000 monthly users, and has grown revenue by 300% annually.

 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

 

Rekindling Your Passion for Teaching: Where to Start with Curriculum Change

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As the school year comes to an end, you may be struggling to find your passion for teaching. Or maybe the pandemic has shown you a better way to teach your curriculum. This episode is all about how to overhaul your curriculum and get buy in to do so. Our guest has some radical ideas on how he threw away his textbook and became an unconventional middle school teacher. 

About Our Guest: Jon Hinthorne, An Unconventional Teacher

Jon Hinthorne is fully committed to helping make our education system great, supporting young people to find a sense of purpose in life, and being unconventional while doing it. 

After falling in love with education in his first two years of teaching Spanish 3, 4, and 5 at Principia Upper School, he moved to Boston to join City Year Boston as a Corps Member working on a team of incredible young people in National Service. He was a tutor, after school leader, and mentor for 7th and 8th grade students in Mission Hill, Boston, MA. The next year he served another year as a National Teaching Fellow with Citizen Schools Massachusetts.  

He then moved to San Jose, California with his wife to complete his CA Teaching Credential and worked at City Year San Jose for three years as a Program Manager. He also completed his Masters in Education from Webster University during that time. 

He fell in love with (PBL) Project Based Learning and decided to move to the central coast of California to start a family and work at another PBL school called Central Coast New Tech High School in Nipomo, CA.  

Jon has found his home on the California central coast and at CCNTH. He also composes and produces solo piano music which can be found on iTunes and Spotify. He currently lives in Arroyo Grande, CA with his two young boys, Mason and Jacob and incredible wife, Jenny.

 

This show is brought to you by K-12 Clothing. K-12 Clothing is a PTA-Dad created business focused on providing high-quality school apparel while increasing access to educational resources through fundraising in schools. Learn more at https://linktr.ee/k12clothing

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