Trillium Lakelands District School Board has launched a new eflyer distribution system called Peachjar. We are the first school board in Canada to adopt this new and exciting program, which allows approved community flyers to be posted online and emailed directly to parent’s inboxes. Each school has its own Peachjar webpage that parents can view by clicking on the Peachjar button on the school website homepage. It’s easy to find, view, and share eflyers. They’re a great way to pass information along to family and friends – and are shareable via social media! This system will help our schools reduce paper amounts, reduce copy costs, and relieve a significant administrative burden from our teachers, office staff, and volunteers.
Parents, please visit www.Peachjar.com to register. This system is used exclusively for distribution of school-approved flyers. You even have the option to have these eflyers delivered right to your inbox! Your email address will never be shared or used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
If you have children in multiple schools, you can add more schools by logging in, selecting “My Account”, then “User Settings” and “Add School”.
This “green” initiative will provide parents with better access to information about school programs, activities, and events.
Thank you for your support!
In the past, our schools sent home loads of flyers which were often stuffed into students’ backpacks. A few years ago, as part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, we began asking schools to insert community information into school newsletters. To help streamline school newsletter creation and to embrace technology, we are moving to a digital flyer delivery system – Peachjar eflyers.
With our Peachjar eFlyer program, the eflyers will be sent directly to parents’ email inboxes as well as posted on school websites for easy access. All flyers may be accessed by clicking on the logo.
Each year, our schools will save tons of paper and reduce copy costs. In addition, paperless delivery of school flyers removes a significant administrative burden for teachers, office staff, and volunteers. School and school district-approved eFlyers will keep you informed about upcoming school activities, programs, and events. And, our children’s backpacks will be a little lighter, too!
Trillium Lakelands District School Board supports the efforts of community groups and organizations that sponsor activities of an educational nature for students by distributing materials electronically via Peachjar. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology, and maintain fiscal responsibility, we have transitioned from school newsletter inserts to electronic flyer delivery.
To request eFlyer approval, follow the steps below. Once approved, your eflyer will be posted online and emailed to all participating parents. Information from outside organizations will no longer be posted in school newsletters.
1. Visit www.peachjar.com
2. Register as an enrichment or community organization
3. Upload your flyer for approval
Your eFlyer will then be automatically submitted to the Director’s Office. Communications Department staff will review the material and approve or deny the request based on the TLDSB BU-3066 Advertising Policy. Peachjar charges a fee for this service, but it is typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers to each school.
You have some options!
Option 1 – Activities with a participation fee:
Community organizations are subject to Peachjar’s service fee when they post a flyer to promote an activity or event with a participation fee. Peachjar’s service fee also applies to activities that are held without charge but may lead to a participation in a program or activity with a fee. (eg. a flyer for a free soccer try-out to encourage registration). Go to www.peachjar.com to register as a non-profit or government/public.
Option 2 – Some activities with a participation fee and some free activities:
Some organizations offer free programs or events as well as activities or events with a service fee. If this is the case, the easiest option is to create two accounts with Peachjar – one will be used for your fee-based activities, the other for your free events. Once you have created the two accounts, contact Allison Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org so that she can adjust one of your accounts to not charge a service fee when you post.
Option 3 – All activities offered are free:
If all of your activities are at no charge to the community, then create an account, then contact Susan Le at email@example.com and she will make sure that you are considered a free account with Peachjar.
PLEASE NOTE – we do not accept flyers to be sent out to parents from for-profit organizations unless it is from the school for a fund-raising or other school activity.
For more information on the types of eFlyers we approve, see our Advertising Procedure Policy below.
Reference: BU-3066 Advertising Procedure
Advertising within Trillium Lakelands District School Board schools and offices is to inform and educate the public, as well as create awareness of educational programs, services, issues, events and community activities of specific interest or benefit to the school community which includes staff, students, and parents/guardians.
Trillium Lakelands District School Board supports the efforts of schools in facilitating communication between community groups, government agencies, and appropriate commercial enterprises and to its school community.
The Board recognizes that it has the responsibility to protect students from the influence of inappropriate levels of commercial and/or political advertising.
The Board reserves the right to approve or deny approval for the distribution to students of any advertising, announcement, information, literature, or materials as it may deem appropriate.
Advertising or posting information is not acceptable from profit-making organizations (unless the materials are from a school-sanctioned principal-approved fund-raising campaign).
Any donation, sponsorship, or advertisement in or for a school and on school board websites or social media applications must be related to the educational, recreational, and/or cultural interests of students and must provide an educational benefit for students.
Political, sectarian, or religious groups shall not be permitted to advertise, post, or distribute material through school board websites or social media applications.