The Benefits of Parent Involvement: What the Research Has to Say
Researchers have evidence for positive effects of parent involvement on children, families and school when schools and parents continuously support and encourage the children's learning and development. According to Henderson and Berla (1994), "the most accurate predictor of a student's achievement in school is not income or social status but the extent to which that student's family is able to:
- Create a home environment that encourages learning
- Express high (but not unrealistic) expectations for their children's achievement and future careers.
- Become involved in their children's education at school and in the community.
Benefits for the Children:
- Children generally achieve better grades, test scores and attendance.
- Children consistently complete their homework.
- Children have better self-esteem, are more self disciplined and show higher aspirations and motivation toward school.
- Children's positive attitude about school often results in improved behavior in school and less suspension for disciplinary reasons.
Benefits for the Parents:
- Parents increase their interaction and discussion with their children and are more responsive and sensitive to their children's social, emotional and intellectual development needs.
- parents have a better understanding of the teacher's job and school curriculum.
- When parents are aware of what their children are learning, they are more likely to help when they are requested by teachers to become more involved in their children's learning activities at home.
ANNUAL TEA TIME WITH THE PRINCIPAL
An informal gathering to connect families and the school principal over a warm cup of tea to discuss topics of interest driven by the school's mission and vision.
Partners in Creating a Better Tomorrow Today!
Coming soon in the Spring
Don't Miss Our Parent Outreach Workshops
Look for upcoming dates in our Monthly Parent Calendars
Parent Workshops are grade specific geared towards the needs of the students in a particular grade. Teachers conduct the workshops for parents in order to personalize the needs of families and create a richer more engaging experience for families to support their children's learning at home. Students earn a free raffle ticket/prizes when parents participate. Workshops are usually 1 hour long and a light continental breakfast is served.
General Info For Parents
General Common Core Standards for English Language Arts/Literacy and Math
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