Get Involved & Stay Involved
PARENTS....You are your child's first teacher.
You can help your child learn in many ways.
Use everyday activities to help your child learn.
Help build good study habits.
Stay involved in your child's education.
Your child needs your love and support.
Do all you can to help your child learn and be successful.
IN THE BROCKTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
PARENT ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM YOU CAN...
ATTEND Parents' Academy Workshops.
GET INVOLVED at your child's school.
COMMUNICATE often with the teachers and staff.
CONTACT the school parent liaison for parent engagement information.
VOLUNTEER in the classroom.
ATTEND the PAC / PTA / PTO meetings.
PARTICIPATE in the family activity nights.
READ about us in School View & in the Brockton Enterprise.
SEE us on Cityview -- Educational Cable Channel 98 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.
LOG ON TO our school website http://www.brocktonpublicschools.com/
For more information, please contact:
BPS Specialist for Parent Engagement
10 Ways for Parents to Get Involved
- Always attend parent-teachers conference and school open houses and bring specific questions you want to ask.
- Develop a consistent daily routine and time for studying and homework.
- Know how to reach your child's teacher and school's staff - telephone numbers, e-mail, office hours, etc.
- Volunteer to chaperone a school field trip or work in the classroom.
- Learn about the background of elected school and municipal officials, and vote in city elections.
- Be a role model: keep active in community service and include your child.
- Work to share your family's culture, values and parenting practices with your child's school.
- Discuss your child's school day and homework. Ask him/her to show you something that he/she did that day and how he/she did it.
- Learn your child's strengths and weaknesses in different areas of school.
- Talk with your child's teacher about how to create home learning games and activities.
Sources: The National P.T.A. and National A.E.Y.C.
Parent Involvement makes a big difference in students' performance, according to researchers at the Center for School, Family and Community Partnerships at John Hopkins University of Baltimore, Maryland. When parents become involved, students have:
- Higher grades, test scores and graduation rates
- Better school attendance
- Increased motivation, better self-esteem
- Lower rates of suspension
- Decreased use of drugs and alcohol
- Fewer instances of violent behavior
- Greater enrollment rates in post secondary education