2012 Parent University
November is Parent Engagement Month in Georgia and November 15, 2012 is National Parent Involvement Day. Bulloch County Schools is partnering with local congregations to help us spread the word that parents are key to a child's education. We also encourage parents to attend Parent University, Saturday, November 10, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, at Mattie Lively Elementary School.
Parent university is a free event organized by the school system’s Title I Parent Involvement Program. It features multiple workshops that answer your parenting questions and give you tips to help your child succeed in the classroom and at home. Free childcare and transportation are available to pre-registered participants. For more information or to register, contact your school or Jan Keel at firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-8553. For a Parent University Brochure, Click Here .
Bulloch County Parent Liaisons
Langston Chapel Elementary
Julia P. Bryant Elementary
Federal Programs Director
Funding for Parent Involvement
Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) has strengthened and expanded the requirements for involving the parents of Title I students. Funding for these activities is provided by Title I, Part A.
Six Types of Involvement:
- PARENTING: Help all families establish home environments to support children as students.
- COMMUNICATING: Design effective forms of school-to-home and home-to-school communications about school programs and children's progress.
- VOLUNTEERING: Recruit and organize parent help and support.
- LEARNING AT HOME: Provide information and ideas to familes about how to help studetns at home with homework and other curriculum-related activities, decisions, and planning.
- DECISION MAKING: Include parents in school decisions, developing parent leaders and representatives.
- COLLABORATING WITH COMMUNITY: Identify and integrate resources and services from the community to strengthen school programs, family practices, and student learning and development.
What Parents Can Do
Parent Liaisons help bridge the gap between home and school by assisting parents in understanding ways they can help their children with academics. Parents can proceed in both direct and indirect ways to influence their children's progress. Guardians can become directly involved in their children's education by:
- Overseeing the child's homework time;
- Setting a time each day for homework to be done, and checking the child's work for completeness and understanding;
- Supervising time spent with friends and watching television;
- Taking advantage of opportunities to become involved with school administration and policy development-- for example, attend school board meetings and joining the PTA;
- Volunteering to help in the media center, the school cafeteria, or other parts of the school;
- Helping with fundraising events;
- Chaperoning events and field trips.