Research shows that parent involvement with schools has a positive correlation on student success. Among the key findings is that children do best if their parents are not only involved at home, but if they volunteer at school and help make decisions about the school's programs. Your involvement will not only help your child's academic achievement, but it helps all children. PEN encourages you to develop your volunteer leadership skills and become involved…for your student and as we like to say, for the common good of all students.
Creating Effective Parent/School Partnerships: Parents As Leaders
Session 1: Orientation to Parent Engagement
Do you want to get involved, but you’re afraid that you don’t know the basics or understand the lingo? This session is designed for parents who want to get more involved with their schools. Learn about school finance, budgets, and data; understand the relationship between schools and the district; find out about the many different kinds of parent involvement opportunities and ways to overcome obstacles for effective parent engagement.
Session 2: Shared Values through Different Eyes
The diversity in the PUSD schools provides us with a unique opportunity to connect with all types of parents and staff. Different people bring different knowledge and experiences to the table, but ensuring that everyone feels valued can be a challenge. This interactive session provides parents with practical skills for effective cross cultural communication, building relationships, and working collaboratively with the various communities that make up our schools and school district.
Session 3: Collaborative Leadership
During this workshop, parent leaders will learn how to implement the collaborative leadership model that leads to positive parent/school partnerships. Parent leaders will participate in activities that will help them be successful at involving other parents, sharing their vision, leading effective meetings, overcoming obstacles, and valuing process and relationships as much as results.