Monthly Archives: October 2013

Another Principal and Teacher WINNER

We know Halloween is scary crazy for you today, so this is just a quick announcement:

Congratulations to October’s BragTag winners! The lucky Principal (and the referring teacher) of Parkside Elementary in Coral Springs, FL. will receive free BragTags® right away! 

Both Principal AND Teacher of Parkside won motivational BragTags® simply by signing up! It’s a win win!

Refer your principal and both of you will be entered into our PRI (Principal Referral Incentive) program. We will announce one principal and one teacher WINNER every month during the 2013-2014 school year. Sign-ups stay in the drawing from month to month, so there are a lot of chances to win.


Happy Halloween!

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Posted by on October 31, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Countdown Pumpkin!

Since my sons are no longer of the age for pumpkin patch excursions, I must find excuses each year to frolic in a pumpkin patch on my own! And since I don’t take pumpkin carving as seriously as my husband, I must find means other than a knife to decorate pumpkins. (See pic below, yes he really did carve that!) This year’s “pumpkin patch excursion excuse” was to give my dogs some exercise on a beautiful fall Sunday afternoon. The super sweet farmer even let me walk my four-legged companions through the corn maze! (Do you think he felt sorry for a woman all alone with two dogs at a pumpkin farm?) 🙂

Here is what I wanted to share with you…  I painted one of the pumpkins with CHALKBOARD paint. It was very easy and you can write or draw anything you wish on the chalkboard paint, after it dries for 24 hours. I purchased the chalkboard paint at Home Depot. It really is quick and easy to do.

Easy craft idea: keep a “countdown” pumpkin in your classroom until Halloween! Each day, you or a student can erase the number and write in a new number on the pumpkin until it’s finally “0” days left until Halloween!

And of course we know what that means… a little extra mischief and a lot of candy! Or if you’re trying to cut down on your little monster’s sugar intake that day, you still have time to give them Halloween BragTags! Halloween BragTags, including shipping to your school, are less than the cost of giving each student a candy bar (and a lot healthier too)!


See what I mean, my husband takes his pumpkin carving very seriously. But trick is on him, each year our friends have high expectations, and on more than one occasion, he’s let them down. 🙂


Seve and Tiger, my four-legged pumpkin patch companions. The pumpkin farmer even gave them apple cider, which they politely drank without spilling a drop. haha!



Enjoy the COUNTDOWN until Halloween!

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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Halloween… a time when everyone can be young at heart, dress up in silly costumes, eat candy and forget about the real world for a day! The enjoyment of seeing a twinkle in the eyes of little ones, that are so cleverly tricking adults into giving them candy, is enough to make anyone smile!

Halloween is a time to unabashedly have fun and make fond memories. Some of my most fond memories include a good friend and inspiring teacher everyone called Mr. N. Even though Mr. N is no longer with us, his zest for life, and zany love of Halloween will forever be remembered. Mr. Nakamura taught both of my boys (years ago) when they were in elementary school. Halloween was something special to Mr. N. His students would anxiously anticipate his dazzling costume each year. On more than one occasion, I remember my boys’ conversation at the dinner table, “dude, what do you think Mr. N will be this Halloween!”, followed by lots of guessing, usually consisting of their favorite superhero at the time. Mr. N, an amazing teacher and friend that spread a little mischief and a lot of happiness in every life he touched.

Mr. N

Do something spooky and special for students during the month of October! We’ve got your cute little monsters covered with perfect attendance tags! Every student will want to earn one of these scary Perfect Attendance BragTags®!


Halloween BragTags® — students love them because they are fun, educators love them because they are cost-effective and appropriate.halloween_bragtags

Friendly Reminder: October 23-31 Red Ribbon Week. “A HEALTHY ME IS DRUG FREE”


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Posted by on October 12, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Got BragTags? WIN some!

Refer your principal and both of you will be entered into our PRI (Principal Referral Incentive) program. We will announce winners EVERY month during the 2013-2014 school year. Sign-ups stay in the drawing from month to month, so there are a lot of chances to win.

It’s simple:

Teacher: Forward this blog to the principal of your school. 

Principal: Sign up in the gray bar at the top of our homepage. Note: in the survey pulldown menu, scroll to “teacher at my school” for how you heard about Takes less than a minute!

That’s it!

Both of you may win BragTags®! Students LOVE collecting these powerful little motivators!


CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNERS for the month of SEPTEMBER: The lucky PRINCIPAL and TEACHER of Higgins Elementary in Whitehouse, Texas! 🙂

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Posted by on October 1, 2013 in Uncategorized


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