As March arrives it is time to start thinking about next school year and your role as a parent partner with our school. How well do you know your child’s teacher? Do you understand the curriculum and benchmarks your child needs to achieve this year? How would you like to see our school become even stronger and what part can you lead?
Over the next two years, we will be working on developing stronger partnerships will all families through several initiatives. We all have read that there are achievement gaps between subgroups (race, gender, socioeconomic status…) but the largest student positive effect that reduces the gap significantly; no matter which subgroup a student is in, is focused parental involvement.
Being a parent partner isn’t just about sending them to school and making sure they have lunch; it is purposeful, if not strategic parenting focused on supporting efforts and feeding student interests at school and at home. We are partners already but it is up to each of us to figure out if we want a strong or weak partnership. The stronger your partnership the stronger your student.