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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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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Custom Apparel, T Shirts

Immortalizing the best moments of 2020 in custom apparel form

We keep hearing people say 2020 is a year they’d like to forget. We get it, but our SquadLocker team says, forget that!

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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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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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SquadLocker and Pro Logo Shop Enter Partnership to Deliver Custom...

Pro Logo Shop fraternity, sorority, and alumni customers get access to large selection of brand named custom apparel affordably and faster with SquadLocker stores

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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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cute baby in a custom decorated onesie

Why You Should Absolutely Add Baby Apparel to Your Store (And Not...

Why do schools and sports teams put their logos on infant and toddler apparel? It’s not because these tiny garments will fit any of their students or athletes, let alone teachers, coaches, or parents. It’s because baby apparel is CUTE! There’s...

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5 Stores We're Loving Lately and What You Can Learn from Them

We know that you established your SquadLocker store for a specific reason – for example, you wanted a faster, easier, reliable way for your students to get required dress uniforms. Or your athletes to get their sports uniforms and team gear. Or...

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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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Deck Your SquadLocker Store for the Holidays

This holiday season will break all online buying records, however the pandemic is causing a shift toward earlier shopping. Instead of Cyber Week in November, consumers are expected to shop big during Amazon Prime Day on October 13-14.

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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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Under Armour Sportsmask and Carry Pouch

We Tried It . . . and We’re All Smiles Under This Mask

Here at SquadLocker, we can't stop talking about the UA Sportsmask. And we’re smiling because this mask scores in so many ways. It’s got you covered at every position:

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5 custom decorated items to add to your store in 2020 (other than...

One of the greatest benefits of your SquadLocker store is that it serves as a one-stop shopping “mall” for all your apparel essentials from school dress uniforms to sports uniforms and practice gear. But why stop there? Parents, kids, and...

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Get Personal with Apparel - The Difference Personalized Custom...

Research shows that when school spirit wear associated with a club, band, or sports team is worn, morale, along with the sense of belonging, is boosted. Personalization only adds to that sense of pride and comradery.

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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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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...

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

   

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Hey Quarantine, Checkmate! How To Continue Your School Chess Club...

Even if your school isn’t in session in-person, doesn’t mean spirit teams or school clubs should come to a halt. When it comes to chess, there are many ways to keep the club alive and well while keeping students engaged and connected. Here are...

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Uniforms

What's holding back School Dress Uniforms from being awesome?

Branding is a key reason many schools require students to wear dress uniforms, so it stands to reason that you want your uniforms to look awesome. They should inspire confidence in the quality of your educational program. They should inspire...

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Live Webinar on Building Online School Community Hosted by...

Debora Jones of K-12 Clothing and Karen Silveira of SquadLocker discuss how to engage students and teachers with remote learning on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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Modernizing Custom Apparel: Out of Bulk and into ECommerce

Data just released by IBM in their latest U.S. Retail Index reveals that ecommerce growth is now five years ahead of expectations, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic pushing so many shoppers online. IBM predicts that for the year 2020, ecommerce...

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Spirit Wear as A School Dress Uniform? Yes!

Schools adopt uniforms to increase public awareness and branding, ensure a coordinated appearance, support discipline and reduce distractions and bullying related to inequities in personal clothing. Uniforms are far easier and less stressful to...

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Responsible for an Organization's Apparel Budget? Here's 10 Terrible...

If you’re spending organization money, your organization expects you to spend wisely, especially if you’re buying something like branded apparel. If you make decisions that are, shall we say, imprudent, there will be costs. Not only will you have...

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The best social media platforms for promoting your team's spirit wear

You’ve put a lot of thought into stocking your online store with fabulous spirit wear. You don’t want it gathering dust on your virtual shelves, you want it out there in public where it can do its magic – showing off your team’s brand and helping...

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Managing your Brand through Custom Apparel

You could simply order a big inventory of uniforms or various types of spirit wear, then hand them out with colored markers and let your community custom-decorate their own. You might get some pretty amusing results. But branding for schools and...

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Most Common Issue with Ordering School Uniforms - And How to Avoid It

Ordering school uniforms to outfit your students is no easy feat – for you or the parents you serve. The biggest issue is the sheer inconvenience.

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7 Tips for Picking the Perfect Spirit Wear

No one knows yet what the coming school year and sports seasons will look like, but one thing’s for sure: they will be way better and a lot more exciting if everyone is outfitted in exceptional spirit wear. After all, we’re all in this together,...

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Showing Your Spirit Builds Sense of Belonging

We talk about teamwork all the time -- at work, in sports, at home. What Mom hasn’t used the “teamwork” pitch to goad her teen into helping do the dishes or mow the lawn? Teamwork enables us to do more, and do it better. In most sports and the...

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Face Masks: Material Matters, for Safety and Comfort

Sports enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels know one thing for sure: if the clothes you wear aren’t comfortable, you can’t perform at your best. Fabrics that are breathable keep you cool and comfortable no matter how hard you play or how much...

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