- I hereby give my pledge to support a high-quality education for all of Florida's students to the best of my ability.
- I have high expectations for my child and all of Florida's children to succeed in school and in life.
- I pledge to stay involved, serve as a positive role model, and maintain open communication with my child's teacher and school to ensure education remains a top priority in my household.
- I understand that it is my responsibility to stay informed and involved in all aspects of my child's education.
- Education is the key to success, and I will do everything I can to nurture my child's ability to learn.
*Due to several scheduling and other conflicts, the iMoms training at English Estates this Saturday (Nov. 17th) will be rescheduled to a later date. Please check back for more details.
Click here for the Parent involvement calendar
Click here for the Poster in English and Spanish
Click here for Parent Conference Tips
Click here for information on Why Parents Should GET ENGAGED
The Learning Community - Tips for Parents: Parent-Teacher Conferences (English)
The Learning Community - Tips for Parents: Parent-Teacher Conferences (Spanish)
Additional Family Engagement Month Resources
Questions to Ask during Parent Teacher conferences
Family Engagement Month Schedule - The Power of Yes
1. Practical Information that Parents Can Put to Use: English and Spanish brochures
Developed through a joint effort between NEA and National Parent Teacher Association (PTA), these two-page guides provide parents and caregivers with fundamental tools to encourage their children's success in school. You may download the PDF versions or order up to 50 hard copies of each 4-color brochure at no charge. www.nea.org/parents 800-717-9790 (chart says 10 free but online order allows 50 free of each title)
· Choosing Supplemental Education Service Providers
· Testing at Your Child’s School
· Hey Mom, I Want to be an Engineer!
· Raising Scientifically Literate Children
· Helping Your Child with Today’s Math
· Helping Your Child Learn to Read
· Raising Ready Readers – and Keeping Them That Way
· Helping Your Teen Get the Most Out of High School
· Helping Your Child Do Well in School
· A Successful Kindergarten Transition
· Preparing Your Child for School
· Also, this website has wonderful articles that are ideal for teacher/parent or principal/parent chat sessions to promote home school relationships on
· the following topics:
· Parents in the Picture (Building Partnerships That Last Beyond “Back to School Night”)
· Silencing Cyberbullies
· I Need My Space (Being Safe on MySpace)
· From Legos to Logos (The Problem of Commercialism – Brand Names – at Home and at School)
· Sugar and Spice? (How to Help Girls Being Bullied by Their Friends)
2. Wholehearted Parenting Website (www.WholeheartedParenting.com) provides free newsletters, videos, blogs, and articles to help Parents develop and sustain positive relationships with their children. Go to site to register for free information.
3. Discover Education Resources Website (www.discovereducation.com/parents)
Interactive website features free resources for parents:
· Motivation Station
· Homework Help (divided into specific grades/subjects)
· Web Math
· Featured Programs and Contest
4. Educational Publications - Free Parent Brochures on 187 Topics (www.edpubs.gov/ )
· Click on audience in green box on left
· Click on Parents and Families
· Request free copies of selected brochures (some allow ordering 50 or more; others are limited to 10 copies)
5. Florida Department of Education November 2012 Newsletter
6. Join the Florida Department of Education Parent Community
7. 2012 Florida Parental Involvement Month Proclamation
8. PIRC Family Engagement in Education Month Calendar of At Home Activities (English and Spanish) http://www.floridapartnership.usf.edu/programs_services/k12.htm
What parents should know about ADHD
Questions to Ask During Parent Conferences (English and Spanish) – attached
SCPS Family Engagement November Calendar – attached
Parents’ Guide to the Common Core - Understanding the New Common Core State Standards (by grade level)
Building your child’s reading skills (Elementary)
Developing GOOD Homework Habits – Starts at home.
Pay attention to School Attendance (Middle and High School)
Bullying – What Parents Should Know
My Child Might Be Being Bullied – What Parents Can Do
My Child Might Be Bully – What Parents Can Do
Harvard – Parent, Teacher Conference Tips
How do I get more involved in my child’s education
100 ways to help your child succeed in school (English and Spanish)
Helping your child prepare for college (English and Spanish)
Teen Anxiety – What can the family do? (Middle and High)
http://www.hfrp.org/family-involvement/publications-resources/the-family-engagement-for-high-school-success-toolkit-planning-and-implementing-an-initiative-to-support-the-pathway-to-graduation-for-at-risk-students (see webinars in bottom right hand corner)
Social and Emotional Development – What should I expect to see in my child?
http://www.brightfutures.org/tools/ (click download tools for single use and select age range, infant - adolescent)
How to stay involved with your middle and high school students – parent guide
FACT Parent Guide