Fun With Purchasing: February 2023 Updates

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ConciergePad is a safety platform that was designed to safeguard your loved ones. This is accomplished through real-time tools that monitor visitors as they enter your facility, student behavior while they are on-site and student dismissal whether it is an early release, aftercare pickup, or the normal car-line process.

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Hot Topics Blog

You do NOT want to miss out on our Consortium Partner Hot Topics Blog. When at the blog you will find helpful resources for you and for your school! Take a minute to read these short, but informational, blogs written as a resource to you from our Consortium Partners!

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February 2023 Learning A-Z Newsletter!

This month's newsletter includes ways to support student's writing, Foundation A-Z updates, Science in the News, and much more! Check out NEW Writing A-Z information! 

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This year, EBSCO is providing $300,000 in grants available for libraries looking to fund a library solar project to offset electricity costs. If you’re eager to show your community the benefits of solar energy or to add to your sustainability plans, consider applying to the EBSCO Solar Grant now through April 21st.

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Monthly Content Calendar: Newsela has a monthly calendar that is click-able, easy to access, and has great resources that you can use at your school for the month! 

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logo, company nameHelp students learn about our world through creativity with Crayola! Dive into a wealth of creative activities that help kids to understand our world through creativity. 

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a drawing of a handExplore resources for jumping-off points that deepen discussions, inspire reading interest, and support connections to books and authors. Easily share and include in your instructional plans, newsletters, and social media.

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February Timely & Relevant Resources

Check out DiscoveryEd's key monthly celetrations. Everything from Random Acts of Kindness Day to Internatinoal Polar Bear Day! Use these fun calendar events to encorporate learning activities in your school.

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Movies and Ideas from Swank to engage your school community! The last cold-weather months can sometimes be the hardest to program for, but we think there’s still lots to celebrate with your school community. From important awareness initiatives to obscure holidays, our latest newsletter features a variety of programming ideas to help you keep your school community engaged this February.

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7 Factors Causing Burnout in Education Finance Departments

Education institutions are forced to do more with less, putting extra stress on employees. Without realizing it, schools often have processes that create even more work, particularly in the business office.

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Looking for a new hire to fill some pretty important shoes? 12M Recruiting should be your first stop when it comes to searching for and finding the best candindatees. 

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Logitech is offering a HUGE rebate on their Logi Dock now through March 31, 2023. You do not want to miss this opportunity. 

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Ethos provides advisory and support services to help you focus on what matters most. Learn more about the 6 key areas to focus on: Board Guidance, Fundraising, Finance, Marketing, Professional Development, and Strategic Planning. 

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Shop with SportBiz to get everything you need hassle-free to equip your schools and athletic programs for success! 


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Take a deep dive into FACTS Application & Enrollment. Join FACTS and learn more through their Webcasts. FACTS has shared some of the Application & Enrollment key features and benefits! 

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When was the last time you thought about your parking lot lighting? While many schools have taken steps to upgrade their interior lighting, they often neglect their exterior lights. As it turns out though, there are actually some very compelling reasons to consider swapping your old high pressure sodium and metal halide lamps for LED lights. Read more about how LED lights can help improve the safety and aesthetics of your facility, while also helping to cut your costs. Remember, your association agreement provides you with incredible savings on thousands of lighting solutions available at Batteries Plus.

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Consoritum Webinars

Checkout our upcoming consortium webinars! 

These webinars are 30-minutes and designed to be informative about specific partners and their products!

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Snacks & Partner Facts

Business Officers & Staff | Heads of Schools | HR Directors | Facilities Directors | Technology Directors | Auxiliary Programs | Athletic Directors and more!

Coffee Talks

Librarians | Academic Leaders | Technology Directors

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As always, we are here to help you find quality products and services at exceptional prices.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, thoughts, or feedback!

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Susan Kimmel

Director of the Purchasing Consortium   |   404.920.8844     

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Amelia Daul

Consortium Administrative Assistant   |   404.921.3813