Springdale School District To Expand Parent Involvement Programs

Posted: January 13, 2014 at 5 a.m.

FILE PHOTO ERIN SPANDORF Sarah Beers, Family Literacy Program teacher, instructs program participants Maria Pantoja, Guille Castaneda and Betty Ogeda April 4 on the usage of English verbs and their translation from Spanish at J.O. Kelly Middle School in Springdale. Officials in the Springdale School District are working on a plan, called the parent academy, to get more parents involved in their children’s education

Pam Mayes volunteered one day every week last year at Sonora Elementary School. She said she liked keeping an eye on what her children were doing in class.

At A Glance

How Parents Can Get Involved

Make sure children get a good night’s sleep.

Make sure children are healthy.

Make sure children get proper nutrition.

Help children with homework.

Have discussions about school.

Make sure children go to school and are on time.

Make sure children have the materials needed.

Make sure children have a quiet place at home to study.

Ask children how they would like you to get involved.

Go to parent-teacher association meetings.

Help with classroom parties or projects.

Chaperone field trips.

Help with dances and recitals.

Tutor students.

Help at the library, science center or computer lab.

Help with school sports teams.

Help with extracurricular activities.

Source: Staff Report

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