The San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Unified Council of PTAs invite YOU to Celebrate NATIONAL PARENT INVOLVEMENT DAY on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Brief Overview: SAVE THE DATE | NATIONAL PARENT INVOLVEMENT DAY SUMMARY
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.
Schools host a new event on - or move an existing event to - National Parent Involvement Day Thursday, Nov. 15, to honor the powerful contributions that parents and caregivers make to support the success of students.
All San Diego Unified Pre-K to Grade 12 schools
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.
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.
School sites should have their event idea solidified.
Oct. 15 – Nov. 9
Plan event and mobilize volunteers.
Week of Nov. 12
Finalize event preparations.
Nov. 15, 2012
Schools celebrate National Parent Involvement Day.
Schools and PTAs submit photos and brief description of their National Parent Day event to be published in a PTA and District summary document.
1. Move an existing event to Nov. 15. Consider adding a fun twist or a unifying theme including students and parents
in the planning phase.
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.
For more information contact Melissa Whipple, Family Engagement Resource Teacher, at firstname.lastname@example.org