Families are involved, at home at school and in the community. Families want what is best for their children and want them to succeed.
Parents and family members can:
- Support learning at home by providing homework time and space. Share excitement about learning and point out ways that adults continue to learn.
- Learn about the school’s curriculum (how the educators teach the academic standards), how well your child is doing, and how well the school is performing.
- Communicate with the school. Send notes, call teachers and/or send emails to: demonstrate your interest, share important information about your child, or check for ways you can be involved.
- Ask questions. Talk with other parents, teachers and principals, and with community service organizations.
- Attend school functions and meetings.
- Join and actively serve on the parent-teacher organizations, parents group and/or school site council.
- Volunteer in the classroom, at a welcome desk or on the playground, at a bus stop or on the streets on the way to school, or with the school improvement team.
- Use work and community experiences to help children learn and to contribute to student achievement and school performance.