Parent and Family Engagement
Currently Title I, Part A defines parent involvement as the ...participation of parents in regular, two-way and meaningful communications with school staff that involves the student, addresses learning and engages the family in school activities.
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) refers to this as Parent and Family Engagement starting in 2017-18.
Parent involvement helps to promote academic success! The more involved you are, the more likely your child will give his or her best effort and be successful. We encourage you to make ordinary moments extraordinary by connecting with your children during their daily routines of life. Parents reinforce the message that education is important.
Connecting with children does not require additional resources of time or money. It only takes a minute to make eye contact, to ask a question on the drive to school, while getting groceries, making dinner, doing laundry, running to the bank or reading a bedtime story. You are your child’s first teacher.
We strongly encourage you to become a member of your child’s School Advisory Council (SAC) and/or Parent – Teacher Organization (PTO); attend Literacy Nights and other special events hosted by your child’s school; and keep the line of communication open between you and your child and between you and your child’s teacher (s).
If we can assist you in any way, do not hesitate to contact us. When families, schools, and communities work together in partnership, students learn that school is important. We wish the best for you and your child this year. School success takes TEAMWORK! Stay involved!