National Parent Involvement Day - November 20, 2014

The San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Unified Council of PTAs invite YOU to Celebrate NATIONAL PARENT INVOLVEMENT DAY on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.  Brief Overview: SAVE THE DATE (ENGLISH) | APARTE LA FECHA (SPANISH)

Over 30 years of research indicates that when parents are strategically involved in children's learning at school and at home, student achievement significantly improves and schools are more effective.

The San Diego Unified School District and Council of PTAs both agree that parent engagement focused on supporting the learning process, both at school and at home, is critical to increasing overall student achievement. Would you like some event ideas, you can click onto the following link: National Parent Involvement Day Resource Packet 

WHAT: 

Schools host a new event on - or move an existing event to - National Parent Involvement Day Thursday, Nov. 20th, to honor the powerful contributions that parents and caregivers make to support the success of students.

WHERE:

All San Diego Unified Pre-K to Grade 12 schools

WHO:

 
School staff, parents, caregivers, parent groups, PTAs, community members, business partners, and volunteers

 

WHY: 

To reinforce awareness of the invaluable role that parents and caregivers play in supporting student learning and public education, and honor their contributions to student success.

TIMELINE:

 

September

Toolkit information and guidelines to help generate event ideas are provided for school sites on multiple websites including www.sandi.net/parentoutreach and www.sdcouncilpta.org. Schools and PTA members meet to discuss possible ideas.

Oct. 3

School sites should have their event idea solidified.

Oct. 13 – Nov. 7

Plan event and mobilize volunteers.

Week of Nov. 10

Finalize event preparations.

Nov. 20, 2014

Schools celebrate National Parent Involvement Day.

Dec.  2014

Schools and PTAs submit photos and brief description of their National Parent Day event to be published in a PTA and District summary document. 

 
 

WOULD YOU LIKE EVENT IDEAS?

Just click onto the following link, National Parent Involvement Day Resource Packet  for a variety of ideas. There are also event ideas listed separately below, under "Sites May Choose To..."

 

SITES MAY CHOOSE TO:

 

1. Move an existing event to Nov. 20, 2014. Consider adding a fun twist or a unifying theme including students and parents
     in the planning phase.

  • Modification Idea: Move your regularly scheduled November Family Friday or Principal's Coffee to Thurs., Nov. 21st and focus on recognizing or celebrating parents as invaluable allies in student success.
 
2. Utilize this event to recruit new members to the school's PTA or create interest for building a new PTA. For more
    information, click on their website www.sdcouncilpta.org


3. Design a brand new event. Below are some successful school-wide parent events hosted by real schools across
    the country, from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Remember, activities can be modified to suit your school's
    needs.  Please click on the links below in order to access the particular event.
 

FAMILY EVENTS TO BUILD SCHOOL CLIMATE:

 

 

FAMILY EVENTS WITH A LITERACY FOCUS:

 

FAMILY EVENTS WITH A MATH FOCUS:

 

FAMILY EVENTS WITH A SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY FOCUS:

 

 

FAMILY EVENTS WITH A CAREER FOCUS:

 

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Want more?...

 

For more information contact Bea Fernandez, Program Manager for Parent Outreach and Engagement Department, at bfernandez@sandi.net