STUDIES SHOW PARENT INVOLVEMENT
IS CRUCIAL TO ACADEMIC SUCCESS
In case you're not sold on the idea of volunteering, consider this: according to Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla, editors of A New Generation of Evidence: The Family Is Critical to Student Achievement, “When parents are involved in their children’s education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better.”
And don't tell Mr. Grimm, but recent research from North Carolina State University, Brigham Young University and the University of California, Irvine finds that parent involvement is more important to a child’s academic performance than the qualities of the school itself!
“Our study shows that parents need to be aware of how important they are, and invest time in their children – checking homework, attending school events and letting kids know school is important,” says Dr. Toby Parcel, a professor of sociology at NC State and co-author of a paper on the work. “That’s where the payoff is.”
If you can't volunteer for field trips or school store because of your schedule, all is not lost! There are many volunteer opportunities for a one time event on a weekend or weeknight, or you can help from home anytime doing a number of things. We appreciate your time and are grateful for any that you can give whether it's 15 minutes or a day - and so are your kids!
Read the NC State University press release here.
WE ARE STILL MISSING:
WE STILL NEED HELP!
PARENT INVOLVEMENT MATTERS
ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE!
WE LOVE IDEAS!
Please share! We are very appreciative of ideas and we won't make you implement them.
We are always looking for ways to improve the PTO. We strive to be efficient and we know that there is always something new out there.
We may not be able to put your suggestion to use, but please just give us more!
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Registering for the PTO has endless benefits - and now it is ONLINE! Your donation goes directly to the kids and their teachers. The other benefits are:
receive important information via email
get the names, addresses and phone numbers of the new child your little one keeps talking about
find the name of that parent you always forget, but whose child you always remember
support our school's students and teachers
NO, THANK YOU...VERY MUCH!
No time? Just can't make it to the events? Hate fundraisers? Rather just write a check and be done with it? Or better yet, use your credit card and earn points or miles? Make a one-time donation!
Lots of families want to help; please just do what you can. That's okay too. Thank you!
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IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU...AND THE KIDS!