Is Your School Uniform Provider Changing with the Times?

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...

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Unlikely School Fundraising Partners: Service Organizations

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!

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How to start a peer mentorship program

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...

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Pinewood Preparatory Sports and Club Apparel Program Gets Efficiency Boost with SquadLocker

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 teams

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5 Proven Fundraising Ideas for Title I Schools

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...

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Giving back to your community with custom apparel spirit wear. Hands painted with a heart

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...

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K-12 Teacher-Parent Communications Need Work?

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...

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7 Complaints About Online Custom Apparel for Schools (and Why You Shouldn't Believe Them)

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.

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Schools Build Brand Awareness with SquadLocker | Students in School Dress Uniforms

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...

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5 Ways to Spice Up Learning with Digital Scavenger Hunts

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...

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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. 

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Getting Dad involved in the PTA

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?

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SquadLocker is School Approved [5 NEW REVIEWS]

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...

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Schools Love Having Their Own Online Apparel Stores

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...

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Gamifying Your School Curriculum

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...

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Successful PTA Online Event Planning - Virtual Trivia Night

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...

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Do You Speak Millennial, Gen X, and iGen?

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.

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A Quick Guide on Digital Coupons for Schools & Colleges

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?

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Group Of Students in School Uniforms - Tips for Picking A School Uniform Provider

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...

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5 Asks to Support Teacher Well Being

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?

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How to Use Your School's Fundraising Dollars

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.

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Backing your PTA's Mission Through Diversity

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...

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[NEW DATA] Building Communities Through Sports During COVID-19

[NEW DATA] Building Communities Through Sports During COVID-19

A look at how sports are shaping communities during COVID-19

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5 Ingredients for a Profitable Holiday Cookbook School Fundraiser

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.

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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...

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The Multipurpose Room: Tips for Hosting a Trivia Night School Fundraiser

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.

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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, 2020

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youth football players on the sideline

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...

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The Multipurpose Room - Creative Ideas for Your Next Fundraiser

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...

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Do you own the rights to your school or league logo?

Your logo is your logo, right? Well, maybe not.

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Virtual Spirit Week

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...

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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,...

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Return to Play Webinar - Part 4 : Health & Welfare for Athletes and Parents

Catch up on What You Missed: Return to Play - Part 4

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Best practices for managing your school or PTA social media account

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...

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Dan Koppen AMA

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, 2020

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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, 2020

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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...

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On The Whistle, Youth Leadership Podcast

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 youth

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Dan Koppen Ask Me Anything

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...

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what PTA and PTO leaders need to know about FERPA

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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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9 Things You Learned in Kindergarten That'll Help You Pick Your School's Apparel

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...

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PTA name tag

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?

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Girl exercising in front of computer

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...

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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...

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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, 2020

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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...

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teach holding virtual lesson with ipad and graph

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.

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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...

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The Multipurpose Room Podcast

K-12 Clothing Launches New Podcast for PTAs, PTOs, and School Staff

SquadLocker’s strategic partner, K-12 Clothing has launched their own podcast!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Full Webinar: Building a Sense of (Remote) Belonging - School...

   

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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...

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