May 29, 2018

Tips for Balancing Summer Learning and Fun in Your Programs

While summer is a time for relaxation and fun, it’s important to keep students engaged. Why? Because many students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency over the summer. Your program can help prevent summer learning loss and keep children engaged by making summer learning light and more enjoyable. Here are some tips on how your organization can cater to parents as they strive to blend educational ...

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By Megan Hahn

Categories: Program Providers | Summer Learning Loss

May 25, 2018

9 Types of Flyers You Didn't Know Could Be Sent Through Peachjar

Peachjar is a great resource for sending out information about after school programs and camps, but did you know that there are many other types of flyers that are delivered to parents through Peachjar each day? Here are 9 types of school-approved flyers that organizations have sent to families:...

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By Cecelia Schwartz

Categories: Program Providers

May 17, 2018

Sharing School Events Is Easy with Peachjar's Flyer Templates!

We know that sometimes you want to get information out to parents fast - but you want it to look good, too! That's why we supply dozens of easy to use flyer templates in both English and Spanish. These templates are so easy to use it's no surprise that schools love them. Just open the template, switch out the text, and SHARE! ...

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By Josh Fuller

Categories: School Districts

May 16, 2018

6 Ways Your After School Program Can Help Combat The Summer Slide

According to the National Summer Learning Association, students lose 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in math skills over the summer and low-income children typically lose another two or three months in reading. This is a growing concern among parents, as it can cause children to fall behind their peers in the Fall semester. As a program provider, you have the chance to make a difference in these children's lives! Your ...

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By Susan Le

Categories: Program Providers

May 14, 2018

Reduce Learning Loss by Communicating with Parents over Summer Break

Many people think that the first months of a new school year are bright with hope and the possibility of a fresh start. Yet any seasoned teacher knows the hurdles they must overcome before pupils are ready to tackle new material. Summer learning loss, also known as "the summer slide", is the decrease of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer break. Starting as early as first grade, many students lose as ...

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By Josh Fuller

Categories: School Districts

May 07, 2018

529 Marketing: Planting the Seed for Financial Planning

According to the 2013 University of Kansas analysis of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, students who had saved between $1 and $500 for college were over three times more likely to enroll and four times more likely to graduate than students with no savings. May 29th is celebrated as National College Savings Plan Day - also called National 529 Day. Among parents of a child ages 17 or younger, 94% say they expect their ...

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By Megan Hahn

Categories: Program Providers

May 04, 2018

Peachjar Bridges the Communication Gap for High School Families

Paper flyers making it home in the backpacks of high school students? Don't hold your breath! While you can't count on paper flyers ever reaching the parents of high schoolers, you can trust that digital flyers will! High school students need access to after school programs and in-school events just as much as younger grades - if not more. Yet many high schools across the nation have discontinued sending home this type of ...

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By Cecelia Schwartz

Categories: School Districts

May 03, 2018

How to Build a Relationship Between Your After School Program and Local Community

Forming strong relationships between your organization and the community is a great way to boost engagement and raise awareness about your after school program. A presence in the community is a key way to build trust and a network among parents. Here are some helpful tips on ways to improve the relationship between your after school program and the community!...

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By Cecelia Schwartz