"The earlier in a child's educational process parent involvement begins, the more powerful the effects. The most effective forms of parent involvement are those which engage parents in working directly with their children on learning activities at home". (Michigan Department of Education)
FFS WILL CONDUCT WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS TO HELP PARENTS ORGANIZE AND GET INVOLVED!
Parents of high-achieving students set higher standards for their children's educational activities than parents of low-achieving students. (Clark 7:85-105)
Parents, who read to their children, have books available, take trips, guide TV watching, and provide stimulating experiences contribute to student achievement. (Sattes 5:2)
The more parents participate in schooling, in a sustained way, at every level -- in advocacy, decision-making and oversight roles, as fund-raisers and boosters, as volunteers and para-professionals, and as home teachers -- the better for student achievement. (Williams, D.L. & Chavkin, N.F. (1989). Essential elements of strong parent involvement programs. Educational Leadership, 47, 18-20)
Sometimes our parents really do not know how to help their children with their academic success.
PARENT INVOLVEMENT MATTERS
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PARENT INVOLVEMENT IN SCHOOLS
5th and 6th grade students explain how their parents help them at home and at school.
A list of activities you can do with your child.
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