Is Your School Uniform Provider Changing with the Times?
Buying behavior has changed a lot over the last year with online buying predominantly preferred over in-store shopping. This has prompted many schools to re-evaluate their apparel options so that parents are able to buy online at any time that’s...Read More
Unlikely School Fundraising Partners: Service Organizations
Rotary Clubs and similar service organizations can be great fundraising partners for PTA, PTO or school groups. The goal of service organizations is to be of service to others, and schools need support!Read More
How to Start a Peer Mentorship Program in Your Organization
The more you think about all the benefits that can accrue from peer-to-peer mentorship, the more it makes sense to start a program of your own. One of the things kids have missed most during the pandemic is the close relationships they have with...Read More
Pinewood Preparatory Sports and Club Apparel Program Gets Efficiency...
SquadLocker releases case study on Pinewood Prep mastering brand control and collaboration of custom apparel for 35 athletic and 30 academic/special interest teamsRead More
5 Proven Fundraising Ideas for Title I Schools
Schools that have at least 40 percent of children from low-income families are eligible to use Title I funds to operate schoolwide programs. But, it’s never enough to ensure all children meet state and academic standards. Interestingly, Title I...Read More
4 Ideas for Giving Back to Your Community with Spirit Wear
Community. It’s the reason we created SquadLocker – to help schools and youth sports organizations develop a stronger sense of community through easily accessible, custom decorated spirit wear, uniforms and gear. But sense of community goes beyond...Read More
K-12 Teacher-Parent Communications Need Work?
Usually, K-12 teachers go into education because they are great at connecting and engaging with students. And, their training is focused on student learning and supportive methodologies all around students. But what about when it comes to...Read More
7 Complaints About Online Custom Apparel for Schools (and Why You...
Call them objections, call them complaints. Misconceptions about online custom apparel -- or a bad experience with the wrong type of store -- can keep your school from enjoying the serious benefits of an online store.Read More
Schools Build Brand Awareness with SquadLocker
SquadLocker online custom apparel stores are helping schools to build their brand and increase morale, which can be challenging today as communities are distributed with remote learning. Additionally, when various departments – from alumni...Read More
5 Ways to Spice Up Learning with Digital Scavenger Hunts
Screen fatigue is running rampant for many, but it’s particularly real for teachers and students. Supported by SquadLocker, the Multipurpose Room podcast is hosted by strategic partner K-12 Clothing, a PTA-Dad created business that provides...Read More
7 Inspirational Quotes for Students and Athletes
We could all use a little inspiration from time to time, especially now. Here are 7 quotes from great minds to help motivate and inspire the students and athletes in your life.Read More
Getting Dad involved in the PTA
The first male president of the national PTA did not take office until 2009 when only 10% of national PTA members were men. Why don’t more men get involved and how can we change that to enrich our children’s education?Read More
SquadLocker is School Approved [5 NEW REVIEWS]
Department heads and directors at schools big and small have hectic and demanding schedules, and they are recommending SquadLocker custom online apparel stores to ease the pain of providing uniforms, athletic gear, and spirit wear for all school...Read More
Schools Love Having Their Own Online Apparel Stores
SquadLocker allow schools to have their own custom online apparel stores so their students, families, staff, and alumni can directly purchase any spirit wear, team gear, PE kits, sports uniforms, and dress uniforms they need. Many schools using...Read More
Gamifying Your School Curriculum
Does your school community have Zoom fatigue? Looking to start off the new year with a bang by boosting online learning and engagement? Turning a school lesson plan into a live virtual game show can be an effective learning tool. It’s also a great...Read More
The Year of Creativity for Schools
2020 may have been the year of COVID, social distancing, cancelled in-person events, and remote learning and working, but it’s also been the year of creativity. We have been more creative than ever to keep our lives going as “normally” as possible.Read More
Do You Speak Millennial, Gen X, and iGen?
Five generations are active in today’s economy, and that has led to increasing complexity in communications among these cohorts, with particular challenges among the various generations of parents and caregivers in schools and PTAs.Read More
Digital Coupons - a Quick Guide for School Administrators
Whoever would have thought that digital coupons could be such a versatile tool for school administrators? Or that they would be so popular with all those people you aim to please?Read More
How to Choose a School Uniform Provider
The fact that your school requires uniforms demonstrates you care about your brand as well as your students, in the classroom and elsewhere. The source you choose to obtain those uniforms will reflect directly on your school, through the apparel...Read More
5 Asks to Support Teacher Well Being
Over the last year, many of the conversations around the dramatic changes we’ve seen in education have centered around the impact on students . What about educators?Read More
Putting Your School Fundraising Dollars to Good Use
School fundraising has become a fact of life, for private and charter schools and even for public K-12 schools that are increasingly and chronically short of money.Read More
Backing Your PTA’s Mission through Diversity
PTAs spend a good deal of time strategizing, planning, and implementing fundraising events. Do your events and fundraisers support the overall mission of the PTA’s strategy for your school community? How do you formulate a strategy and ensure your...Read More
[NEW DATA] Building Communities Through Sports During COVID-19
A look at how sports are shaping communities during COVID-19Read More
5 Ingredients for a Profitable Holiday Cookbook School Fundraiser
Do you have family recipes and favorite dishes to turn to this holiday season? It’s the perfect time of year to plan for special meals and cooking with family.Read More
Catch Up On What You Missed: School Fundraising Webinar with K-12 &...
Panelists, Debora Jones of K-12 Clothing alongside Rebecca Yaffa & Joe Denomme of GooseChase take you through how to plan your school fundraising event, get maximum attendees, create fun and interesting missions, and the many ways you can fundraise...Read More
School Trivia Night: It’s All about the Questions
School trivia nights can be a great fundraiser, but how can it be easily done in today’s virtual world? How do you make it fun for all while raising money for your school? It’s all about the questions.Read More
Win Money for School in Live Interactive Webinar on Successfully...
K-12 Clothing webinar hosts GooseChase Adventures to outline how to execute a successful digital scavenger hunt school fundraiser on Tuesday, November 17, 2020Read More
Analytics Strategies Are Changing High School Football
You gotta have heart. We always say that about aspiring athletes, because self-motivation and willingness to give your all are fundamental to sports success. Especially in a tough game like football. That’s why the best, most successful coaches have...Read More
Put the Fun in Fundraising
Coming up with creative school fundraising ideas when the majority of today’s activities occur online is a challenge. In a recent episode of the Multipurpose Room podcast, “Creative Event Ideas for Your Next School Fundraiser,” guest Ryann Galloway...Read More
Do you own the rights to your school or league logo?
Your logo is your logo, right? Well, maybe not.Read More
How To Hold Virtual Spirit Awards At Your School
We’ve talked a lot over the summer and into this fall about how to keep school spirit high when we can’t get together to literally cheer each other on. In some ways, that’s even harder now that many sports teams – the backbone of much of our most...Read More
11 Must-Read Books for School Leaders
With so much focus lately on remote classrooms, everyone is well aware just how complex and tough a teacher’s job really is. But what about those who drive the school bus from behind the scenes? We’re talking about principals, presidents,...Read More
5 Top Social Media Tips for Schools
Social media is playing a larger role as a means of communications while schools are either completely or partially remote. What are best practices when it comes to social media? What’s the right platform to use? Should you use multiple platforms?...Read More
Former Patriot Dan Koppen Returns as Guest on Ask Me Anything Webinar...
Ask any question of 2-time Super Bowl champion Dan Koppen on Thursday, October 29, 2020Read More
Live Webinar by SquadLocker Addresses Health and Wellness of Athletes...
SquadLocker CEO Gary Goldberg talks with school counselor Traci Fairchild about health and wellness strategies on Tuesday, October 27, 2020Read More
Schools Are Talking About SquadLocker
Seven months into the pandemic, school communities have faced enormous challenges with online learning and social distancing. SquadLocker is happy to be supporting school communities, helping to foster inclusion and comradery by providing custom...Read More
SquadLocker Launches New Podcast Showcasing School and Sports Mentors...
CEO Gary Goldberg hosts new On the Whistle podcast spotlighting players, teachers, and coaches and their resilience, leadership, and influence in the lives of youthRead More
Ask Me Anything: Fun Facts and Sage Insights from Dan Koppen
It’s always fun to find out you have things in common with your favorite pros besides love of the sport itself. Now that former Super Bowl-winning NFL pro Dan Koppen has joined our SquadLocker team as Enterprise Brand Advocate, we wanted to know...Read More
Virtual Learning Calls Attention to Student Privacy Laws
With millions of students now relying on online tools for virtual education, we need to be extra diligent in maintaining students’ data privacy, and PTA and PTO leaders play a large role.Read More
7 Great Ideas for School Tees
You can’t have too many tee shirts. They’re such a versatile essential for all seasons, with short or long sleeves. The more decorated tees you offer in your school’s online store, the easier it is for your staff, families and community supporters...Read More
Social Media 101 for Schools
Social media is a powerful tool in education, but it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where your school or group should start. Should you manage accounts for all major tools or just one? If just one, which one? How do you get your community...Read More
How PTAs Are Using Fundraising to Promote Inclusion
Did you catch the recent webinar we co-hosted on how PTAs are fundraising during the pandemic? What a lively and amazingly informative session! It was filled with advice from someone who knows well what she is talking about, Alicia Whitaker Pace –...Read More
9 Things You Learned in Kindergarten That'll Help You Pick Your...
During our recent webinar on How PTAs Are Beating Fundraising Goals, author and PTA past-president Alecia Whitaker Pace handed out a multitude of tips on putting the fun back in fundraising, even now during the COVID-19 pandemic. She laughingly...Read More
Modernizing Your PTA for Virtual World
Parent-teacher organizations have historically been an in-person organization, but this isn’t always feasible now with many schools being 100% online, or a hybrid situation. How does a PTA adapt? And, what about fundraising?Read More
PE Clothes for online group sessions
“Nearly 60% of kids in America lack cardiorespiratory fitness.” That’s the alarming warning issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) in July. It underscores why PE remains a critical component of childhood education despite the COVID-19...Read More
5 Ways Your School Can Use Live Streaming Beyond the Classroom
We’ve seen all the commotions and memes around Zoom-hosted classes, but how do we make digital tools work for extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports? We look to live streaming. Live streaming has already been a popular tool for tuning into...Read More
Live Webinar on How Parent-Teacher Associations Are Beating...
Debora Jones of K-12 Clothing and PTA fundraising expert Alecia Whitaker share tips on how schools are reaching high fundraising targets on Wednesday, October 7, 2020Read More
7 Must-Have Tech Tools for Teachers
If you sat in on our recent webinar on Building a Sense of Belonging Online, you heard Deb Jones, Co-Founder of K-12 Clothing, and SquadLocker account executive Karen Silveira praising teachers for transforming themselves to meet the heady...Read More
5 Top Virtual Teaching Tips
SquadLocker loves the new podcast, the Multipurpose Room, hosted by strategic partner K-12 Clothing! Hosts Wesley Jones and Debora Jones discuss real-life issues that PTAs, PTOs, and school staff are dealing with today and offer practical tips.Read More
Why face masks should part of school uniforms
Face masks have become a tremendous source of personal expression. Their surface may be smaller than a T-shirt, but nothing says “front and center” like your face. From the simple to the high-tech, colorful patterns or commentary, many people are...Read More
K-12 Clothing Launches New Podcast for PTAs, PTOs, and School Staff
SquadLocker’s strategic partner, K-12 Clothing has launched their own podcast!Read More
How school uniforms drive sense of community, even online
Last spring, most of us thought this “COVID thing” would be over by now. Back-to-school would signal back to normal, as kids and teachers returned to their classrooms. Parents (who by now really get what it takes to be a teacher) could get back to...Read More
Back to School Check-In: How’s It Going So Far?
A new school year is underway for most students – in some form, anyway. While some schools have opted to re-open their doors, most are sticking with online learning, at least for now, with an eye toward returning to the classroom later in the year....Read More
How To Start Your School's eSports Team
We all know that an ideal school environment is one where the interests, opportunities, and activities available reflect the needs of the entire student body. The latest way to accomplish this and be inclusive to even more students? The world of...Read More
Our top 3 mask picks for any activity
Whether you're running around town, running around the field, or running around the classroom, it's important to stay protected this year. But, with all the different kinds of masks out there, how do you know which one is best for you? Below are our...Read More
The School Community: Building a Sense of (Remote) Belonging Online,...
K-12 Clothing’s co-founder, PTA-mom, and frequent speaker in this area, Debora Jones, and SquadLocker’s K-12 Account Executive with 25 years experience in supporting schools, Karen Silveira, gave valuable insights on the subject of building...Read More
Booster Clubs Give Funds and Morale a Boost With an Easy Update
With many high school and college sports programs cancelled this fall, booster clubs across the country fear long-term financial setbacks for years to come. But, cutting other activities due to funding is not an option as students need social...Read More