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Title: Partnering With Parents Leave No Parents Behind


1
Partnering With Parents Leave No Parents Behind
  • Arkansas Department of Education
  • Little Rock, Arkansas

2
Parents as Partners
  • Introductions
  • Your Name
  • School/ Grade Level
  • Favorite teacher and why
  • Share something about yourself that your
    co-workers may or may not know about you.

3
Objectives- Why Are We Here?
  • Strengthen parent partnerships (research, laws)
  • Creating successful partnership (6 Keys
    Epstein)
  • Identify partnership opportunities in your area
  • Share examples of successful partnerships
  • Goal
  • Strengthen parent-school partnership!

4
Major Question
  • Whats in it for me?
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Teachers

5
For Students
  • Higher grades and test scores
  • Improved attendance
  • Improved behavior
  • Better social skills
  • More classes passed
  • More credits earned
  • Increased academic success

6
For Parents
  • Improved communication
  • Positive parent/school interaction
  • Increased feeling of support
  • Better informed on student progress
  • More effective response to students behavior
  • Increased feeling / school ownership

7
For Teachers
  • Increased respect for families
  • Utilize family strengths
  • Improved test scores
  • Reduced discipline reports
  • Increased student academic success

8
What Does the Research Say?
  • The evidence is now beyond dispute. When parents
    are involved in their childrens education at
    home their children do better in school.
  • Henderson and Berla

9
Overlapping Spheres of Influence
Student
10
Epsteins Six Types of Caring-Involvement
  • Communicating
  • Parenting
  • Student Learning at Home
  • Volunteering
  • School Decision Making and Advocacy
  • Collaborating With the Community

11
Communication
  • Communication between home and school is regular,
    TWO-WAY and MEANINGFUL.

12
Parenting
  • Parenting skills are promoted and supported.

13
Student Learning at Home
  • Parents play an integral role in assisting
    student learning.

14
Volunteering
  • Parents are welcome in the school and their
    support and assistance are sought.

15
School Decision Making
  • Advocacy
  • Governance
  • Support

16
Collaborating with the Community
  • Parents and the community must be included as
    partners in decisions that affect children and
    families.

17
Partnering With Parents
  • Tips on how the schools can increase
  • parent involvement
  • Planning
  • Implementation
  • Practice

18
Planning
  • What are some planning steps?

19
Implementing
  • Who?
  • When?
  • How?
  • Leadership
  • Expense
  • Team effort

20
Practice
  • Practice
  • Practice
  • Practice

21
Make it Personal
  • Were going to help you, help your child.

22
TIPS To Encourage Parent/School Involvement
  • . Win-Win Attitude
  • . Childcare Available
  • Free Food
  • Convenient Time

23
Parent School Involvement Activities
  • Survey
  • Advisory Council
  • Open House
  • Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Website
  • Math, Science and Literacy Nights
  • Newsletter

24
Parents as Partners
  • Leave No Parents Behind

25
Federal and State Law
  • No Child Left Behind
  • Arkansas
  • http//arkansased.org/nclb/nclb.html
  • Federal
  • http//www.ed.gov/nclb/landing.jhtml
  • AR Act 603 http//www.arkansased.org/parental_inv
    olvement/pi_act603.html
  • AR Act 307 Arkansas Legislature
    2007 http//www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproof/acts/2
    007/public/act307.pdf
  • Title I Arkansas Schools
  • http//www.arkansased.org/nclb/excel/ayp_SI_2006_r
    ev101606.xls

26
Parenting Resources
  • Center for Effective Parenting/
  • Arkansas State PIRC
  • www.parenting-ed.org
  • The Parent Institute
  • www.parent-institute.com
  • AR Division of Child Care
  • www.state.ar.us/childcare
  • ADE Special Education
  • http//arksped.k12ar.us

27
Parenting Resources
  • SEDL Southwest Educational Development
    Laboratory
  • www.sedl.org
  • PTA National Parent Teacher Association
  • www.pta.org
  • Dr. Joyce Epstein, Johns Hopkins University
  • http//web.jhu.edu/csos
  • PTI/ADC Parent Training and Information/AR
    Disability Coalition
  • www.adcpti.org

28
Parenting Resources
  • University of Arkansas Extension Office
    www.uaex.edu.
  • Arkansas Families
  • www.arfamilies.org
  • Arkansas Government
  • www.arkansas.gov/esd/
  • Fatherhood
  • www.fatherhood.org
  • Family Facts
  • www.familyfacts.org

29
Parenting Resources
  • Arkansas Department of Education
  • www.ArkansasED.org
  • U.S. Department of Education Publications
  • www.ed.gov
  • National Network of Partnerships Schools
  • www.partnershipschools.org
  • www.arcf.org/apen.html

30
Parents as Partners Activities
  • On the following slides we will share ideas and
    activities that Arkansas Schools have used
    successfully to encourage parent-school
  • involvement.

31
Submit your Schools Activities
  • Share your schools activities
  • Most Arkansas schools are providing many
    innovative parent-school involvement activities.
  • Please submit to
  • Dee Cox at dee.cox_at_arkansas.gov. or
  • Carolene Thornton, Ed.D at cthornto_at_jtlshop.jonesn
    et.org

32
Ashdown Public Schools
  • Family Reading Night

33
Benton School DistrictK-12 and HIPPY
  • Going to Kindergarten Fun Fair
  • Parents and children explore learning centers
    together and check off their report cards as
    they make their way to kindergarten!

34
Camden School District Fairview Intermediate
  • A Day in My Shoes
  • This activity gives parents the opportunity to
    spend one day at school with their child

35
Conway School District
  • Open the Parent Center for ALL school events
  • How to Brown Bag Lunch
  • Have parents bring their lunch for a fun lesson
    (e.g. cake decorating)

36
Crossett School DistrictNorth Crossett Primary
  • Shoebox Christmas Parade
  • Parents and Students create a book based shoebox
    float
  • Accelerated Reader Night
  • Parent and student activity

37
Earle School District
  • Parent Night
  • Monthly, students cook for the parents before the
    planned presentation. A Popcorn and Coke/Juice
    party is given to the classroom with the most
    parents attending.

38
El Dorado School District
  • Parent Advisory Committee
  • Quarterly meetings with parents and community
    members
  • Parental Liaison Committee
  • Worked with Parent Involvement Coordinator

39
Fayetteville Public Schools
  • Parent Notification System

40
Greene County Tech Primary School
  • Arkansas Old Fashioned Day
  • This was an all day event using Early American
    exhibits and activities, including folk dancing
    and dinner.

41
Hamburg School District
  • The Sewing Project
  • Every Friday the district opens up a special
    sewing room for parents and others in the
    community to share projects and learn to apply
    the art of learning to life.

42
Horatio School District
  • Art Show/Parent Teacher Conference

43
Hot Springs DistrictOaklawn Magnet School
  • Oaklawns Family Night Adventure/
  • Open House
  • A creative way to introduce parents and students
    to the next grade levels staff.

44
Little Rock SchoolOtter Creek Elementary
  • Coffee and Chat
  • A way for parents to get to know counselors,
    hosted during National School Counseling Week.

45
Western Hills Elementary
Little Rock School District
  • Dogs for Dads and
  • Bahama Mamas
  • Energize your parents for student achievement.

46
McGehee School DistrictMcGee Elementary
  • MES Fall Fair
  • An open house at the beginning of the school
    year with displays, handouts and door prizes.

47
Monticello School District
  • Dare to be You
  • A scientifically based parenting program that
    targets high risk parents to improve parenting
    skills and to reduce the use and abuse of drugs
    and alcohol.

48
Newark School District, Cedar Ridge School
District
  • Father-Child Bonding
  • Fathers join their daughters for a
  • dance night
  • Fathers join their sons for a game
  • night

49
Paragould School District Paragould High School
  • Computer Classes
  • Computer classes for parents and grandparents

50
Paris School DistrictParis Elementary School
  • Wilderness Read
  • Campsite reading
  • Mentoring Program
  • Community volunteers

51
Pocahontas School DistrictPocahontas High School
  • Pennies from PHS
  • Spirit of Volunteerism Award
  • Activity Calendars
  • Calendar of events
  • Theres a Spot for You

52
Sloan-Hendrix School District, Imboden
  • GUARD Grandparents United Against Reading
    Deficiency
  • Grandparents are assigned up to 3 students
    for a one-hour reading session weekly.

53
Springdale Schools
  • Safe Gate Moms Program
  • This program allows the mothers to be involved
    in the school day.

54
Springdale School DistrictSpringdale Pre-K
  • Kindergarten Readiness Classes
  • The purpose of this 6 week workshop is to model
    for parents things they can do at home to prepare
    their child for Kindergarten.

55
Springdale School DistrictPre-K and K
  • Make and Take Tuesdays
  • The Folder Game is a Parent Center activity
    with Parent and Child.

56
Springdale School DistrictGene George Elementary
  • Positive Behavior Support Committee and Lunch
    Bunch
  • Parent Committee gives ideas and suggestions
    for ways to reinforce childrens
    behavior, especially those
    with disabilities.

57
Springdale School DistrictElmdale Elementary
  • Eagle Pride Icebreaker
  • Ways to involve all parents in school
    meetings, including
  • non-English speaking
  • parents

58
Springdale School DistrictBayyari
Elementary School
  • Developing a Mission Statement
  • Working with parents to develop a mission
    statement for the school

59
Springdale School Watch Dog Dads
District
  • Including Dad in daily school programs.

60
Vilonia School District
  • Brown Bag Luncheon/
  • Make n Takes

61
Vilonia School District
  • Hot Off the Press

62
Vilonia School District
  • Family Book - Make n Take Night

63
Vilonia School District
  • Going to Kindergarden Fun Fair

64
West Fork School District Middle School
  • Literacy Family Night
  • Student Stories Around a Campfire
  • Hooked on Fishing, Not on Drugs
  • Game Fish Commission participates.

65
Movie Night
  • ELO Movie Night Literacy Connection
  • Teaching parents and children through familiar
    media with all the comforts of home. Sit back,
    relax, and learn!

66
KAT Kids Achieving Teamwork
  • Kids and parents meet in library to discuss
    upcoming events
  • Popping Parents
  • Parents read books to children during Popcorn
    Party

67
Pop and Read
  • Reading Activities

68
Family Game Night
  • Board Games
  • Parent Olympics

69
Family Game Activities
  • Getting Physical
  • Work Out Wednesday

70
Hands on Career Day
  • Parents and or community members share career
    opportunities with students

71
Loving Language and Literacy
  • Language enhancing activities between parent and
    child.

72
Family Fun Nights
  • Family Fun Night
  • Educational night covering reading, math,
    writing, etc.
  • One grade level performs each month.

73
Parents as Partners
  • Leave No Parents Behind

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School_____________________________

Grade_________ Contact Person Name________
___________________ Phone_______________________
_______ E-Mail_____________________________ N
ame of Activity Preparation Time for Acti
vity Costs Activity Pl
ease return form to Carolene Thornton, Ed,D. Ce
nter for Effective Parenting JTL Shop Building, S
uite 107 614 East Emma Springdale, AR 72764 Of
fice (479)751-6166 Fax (479)751-1110
cthornto_at_jtlshop.jonesnet.org

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