Freese Elementary Arts and Culture Magnet

Dad reads to girl

Get Involved

It's a fact: Research shows that when parents are actively involved with their children's education, students' grades are higher, their self-esteem is greater, and they are more socially adjusted. In fact, the most accurate indicator of a student's academic success in school is not tied to family income or social status, but the extent to which a family:

  • Creates a home environment that encourages learning.
  • Sets high but realistic achievement and career expectations.
  • Becomes involved in their child's education and in the community.

In addition to attending parent-teacher conferences and other special events, opportunities to get involved at your child’s school abound. A few examples include:

  • Tutoring

  • Mentoring

  • Classroom read alouds

  • Classroom assistance

  • Non-classroom assistance (field trips, help in the library, whenever and wherever you can!)

  • Organization involvement (PTA, foundation, School Site Council, etc.)

  • Before-and after-school programs (maybe run a club, or play some sports with kids)