March 2, 2018

Pre-K for PA Phone Bank: Volunteers Needed

Do you care about early childhood? Would you like every child in Pennsylvania to have access to affordable, high-quality early learning experiences? Register below to join Trying Together at our home office in the Wightman School Community Building at 5604 Solway Street on March 15 and 16. We will be holding phone bank hours to contact and recruit volunteers who can help us get the word out about the Pre-K for PA Campaign during the upcoming election season.

Phone Bank Shifts

  • Thursday, March 15, Noon – 2:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 16, Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

Can’t make it on these dates? We also need volunteers through the May 2018 primary election to help us reach out to candidates, campaigns, and new supporters. Please complete the registration form below and let us know if you can help with these activities.



March 1, 2018

Teaching Children Household Responsibility Leads to a Lifetime of Success

“The best way for children to achieve this sense of capability is to be assigned household responsibilities. Offering children such opportunities makes them feel essential to the family unit and teaches basic skills, acceptance of responsibility, and self-discipline.”  (via Business Woman)


20 Phrases to Use When Your Child Isn’t Listening

Positive communication takes practice, but it is worth the patience.

Examples include:

  • “What do you need to remember?”
  • “Please talk softly.”
  • “Would you like to do it on your own or have me help you?”
  • “What did you learn from this mistake?”
  • “We are on cheetah time today and need to move fast!”
  • “Stop, breathe, now ask for what you want.”


Read in-depth explanations and more at


Pittsburgh Teachers Will Not Strike Friday After Tentative Agreements Were Reached

Union and district leaders reached a tentative agreement after nearly 14 hours of negotiations.

“The parties have been negotiating for more than a year-and-a-half for contracts covering teachers, paraprofessionals and technical clerical workers.”

Via 90.5 WESA