Notes from the Backpack

Notes from the Backpack


Sometimes, your child forgets to share the notes from their backpack that tell you everything that’s happening at their school. On Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast, we give you the inside scoop on how to help your child succeed—in school and at home. We discuss real issues with parents and experts—from handling homework to school discipline—to support you every step of the way! Join the conversation using #BackpackNotes and learn more at

With the presidential election less than a month away, how are you talking to your kids about civic engagement? We spoke to U.S. Congresswoman Jahana Hayes, who offers wisdom from her experience in the classroom and on the Hill. She shares how families can help kids become active citizens and lifelong voters by encouraging them to contribute to their communities in meaningful ways.

– For more resources to teach your kids about the election, check out these tools from iCivics
– Read through the Congresswoman’s tips for families that she shared with National PTA as the 2016 National Teacher of the Year
– Follow Congresswoman Hayes on Twitter and Instagram at @RepJahanaHayes

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