Where do you spend your leisure hours and professional hours?
Spending time repeating the same experiences whether at work, leisure or as a volunteer tends creates expertise; insights only you understand from being in that world.
Our clients generally know that my background is a former WCPSS parent, art teacher and PTA leader. What did almost 20 years of investment in schools provide me? Insights into how to stretch a dollar while providing an engaging activity, raising awareness and accomplishing goals without breaking the bank.
Recently a school asked me for a strategy to engage and welcome new families to the school. The goal was to provide families with a welcome gift pack at orientation that would be relevant to both the student and the parent. What did we suggest?
A pencil or pen- offering some school spirit in an affordable, but practical way for new students.
A webcam cover with personality- keep your eyes on what's new at school by following the school website, PTA news and electronic updates from your teacher's classroom page.
A microfiber cleaning cloth- offering a full color surface for spirit, photos, maps or even a QR code to a video link outlining the key locations within the footprint of the school. This type of product will work for elementary through higher education. Take a look at a cleaning cloth showing just how close access to higher education can be in Wake County via the Wake Tech Community College system; a large footprint!
Full color dual sided lanyards offer spirit and function with ID for staff or students.
Double sided bookmark rulers, zipper pulls for a jacket, bike tags for identifying bikes at school, pedometers to record steps and coin pouches for treats at lunch or the school store were all part of a Walk To School program at Olive Chapel Elementary; designed to encourage students to walk to school.
Low cost ideas for schools is second nature to us!