Kleenex Brand joins with TeacherLists.com for Back-to-School 2013

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Monday, June 10, 2013

TeacherLists.com – the site where teachers can easily post and share their back-to-school supply lists and teacher wish lists – is pleased to announce the addition of Kleenex brand as another proud sponsor of the growing effort to make back-to-school work better for parents and families.

Kleenex brand is now the exclusive facial tissues sponsor of TeacherLists.com and will be working with TeacherLists.com to make the exciting service known to even more teachers and families in 2013 and beyond.

School supply lists have been a staple of the back-to-school experience for millions of families for decades. And while everyone thinks of pencils and pens and notebooks as school supply staples, the fact is that – today – facial tissues have also become a school supply basic, appearing on more than half of all required school supply lists each year.

Keeping kids and classrooms healthy has become as much a part of the back-to-school experience as providing those more traditional supplies.

“Kleenex brand is a perfect fit for TeacherLists.com, and we’re so excited to work with Kleenex brand to make back-to-school 2013 easier and healthier for families across the country,” says TeacherLists.com founder, Tim Sullivan. “Kids and teachers thrive when they have the supplies they need to learn in a healthy environment, and Kleenex brand is a huge part of that solution.”

“Kleenex brand is excited to partner with TeacherLists.com this back-to-school season,” said Martin Söderlund, Kleenex brand manager. “Parents and teachers may not know that Kleenex brand is the only facial tissue that participates in Box Tops for Education and the only one with Sneeze Shield in all of its tissues, so it’ll be a great addition to any school list to keep schools happy and healthy this year.” The TeacherLists.com concept is simple: teachers and schools can use the free service to easily post their school supply lists and teacher wish lists online. And parents – with just a click or two – can find exactly the lists they need from any computer, tablet or smart phone. Parents can print the lists or view them easily on a mobile device right in the store.

The site is taking an annual chore for every parent – finding those lists and getting the supplies their kids need – and making it easier for all.

Launched in 2012, TeacherLists.com already boasts – by far – the largest collection available of current school supply lists and teacher wish lists, with lists from more than 150,000 classrooms and more than 10,000 schools (from all 50 states) live on the site. Teachers and schools that get active with the site – by posting their lists and sharing those lists with parents using the site’s sharing tools – earn free bonus supplies from TeacherLists.com’s growing sponsor list.

Kleenex brand is making TeacherLists.com even more valuable this year with its “Kleenex Brand in the Classroom” sweepstakes, which is awarding 250,000 eBoxTops from General Mills’ BoxTops for Education program to three participating TeacherLists.com school. For complete details on the Kleenex brand back-to-school promotions, visit TeacherLists.com/

Elmer’s glue, Wet Ones® Antibacterial Hand Wipes, Westcott scissors and Dixie® cups are additional sponsors of the growing back-to-school solution.

For a complete look at TeacherLists.com or to easily post or find lists, visit www.teacherlists.com

About TeacherLists.com

TeacherLists.com is a free service that makes it easier for teachers to create and share their back-to-school supply lists and classroom wish lists with all parents and for parents to find the lists and purchase those needed classroom supplies. Launched in 2012, TeacherLists.com already boasts – by far – the largest database available of current school supply lists and teacher wish lists, with lists from more than 150,000 classrooms and more than 10,000 schools (from all 50 states) live on the site. Supported by industry leading brands such as Kleenex brand, Elmer’s glue, Wet Ones Anti-Bacterial Hand Wipes and Westcott scissors, TeacherLists.com is committed to encouraging and helping teachers and parents to work together to make classrooms great for kids.

About School Family Media

School Family Media, Inc. is a media company focused exclusively on the intersection of parents and schools and on facilitating meaningful parent engagement in schools and is the company behind TeacherLists.com. School Family Media provides the tools, content, know-how and programs to connect parents and schools in meaningful ways throughout the school year and throughout the stages of a student’s school life. School Family Media – through its PTO Today magazine and ptotoday.com website – has an especially strong focus on the leadership of school PTOs and PTAs, and their key role in the school world. Other SFM offerings include SchoolFamily.com – the website for involved school families -- and School Family Nights, a series of fun, family-involvement evenings held at more than 10,000 K-8 schools each school year. For more information, please visit http://www.schoolfamilymedia.com/.

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