The message they hope to convey is that parent involvement in a child’s school life is an integral part of their success.
With the theme, “Families and Schools – Perfect Partners,” educators are encouraging parents to get involved and stay involved throughout the school year.
“A parent is a child’s first teacher, so the partnership between home and school is vital to a child’s success in school,” said Renee’ Callen, who is coordinating the month-long observance for the state.
And she’s right. Statistic after statistic proves that very point.
That’s why school officials are employing innovative ways to draw parents into their schools and make involvement a part of their everyday life. It may be called Lunch and Learn, Doughnuts with Dad or Muffins with Mom, or it may be as simple as attending open houses, career and health fairs or having a parent-teacher conference.
Whatever the vehicle, it is a path toward solidifying that much needed relationship between a parent and a school to make a positive impact on a child’s school life.
We salute schools that are making a difference by engaging parents and embracing their involvement. Parents and schools do make perfect partners, and we urge parents to become involved if they have not already.
If they are involved, stay the course to ensure a brighter future for their children.