November is Parent Engagement Month in Georgia
Mark your calendars as November is Parent Engagement Month in Georgia and November 17, 2011 is National Parent Involvement Day! What a fantastic way to recognize the important role parents and families play in their child's education.
Governor's Proclamation of Parent Engagement Month - Governor Deal has signed a proclamation marking November 2011 officially as Parent Engagement Month in Georgia.
State Superintendent's National Parent Involvement Day Thank You to Parents
English Version of the Thank You Letter from Dr. Barge
Spanish Version of the Thank You Letter from Dr. Barge
Get the Facts, Get Connected, Get Involved! November Parent Calendars - In honor of Parent Engagement Month the GaDOE has created parent calendars for the month of November. The calendars provide parents with a tool to identify teachable moments at home and to promote parent engagement when participating in day-to-day activities with their children. Three specialized calendars have been developed for the parents of elementary, middle and high school students.
Click Here for the
English Version of the Calendar
Click Here for the
Spanish Version of the Calendar
Public Service Announcement's and Parent Video's - Last year in honor of Parent Engagement Month the GaDOE and the GA PIRC have teamed up with Georgia Public Broadcasting to create GET INVOLVED public service announcements and video scenarios (at home and at school across all grade levels) that capture real parent's telling their real stories around the 15 ways to get involved. The 15 videos and overall PSA's are available for download in English and Spanish.
1. VOLUNTEER AT SCHOOL
2. SHOW YOUR CHILD THAT YOU CARE
3. KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE SCHOOL
4. EXPRESS HIGH EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATIONS
5. ATTEND SCHOOL MEETINGS, FUNCTIONS, AND
6. SEEK OUT INFORMATION
7. BE AN ACTIVE PART OF DECISION MAKING
8. MAKE SCHOOL IMPORTANT
9. BE SEEN AT SCHOOL
10. BE INFORMED AND RESPONSIVE
11. VISIT YOUR SCHOOL’S WEBSITE
12. PARTICIPATE IN WORKSHOPS THAT ARE
13. PROVIDE A RICH LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT
14. DROP IN ON AFTER SCHOOL OR
15. INVITE THE COMMUNITY TO PARTNER WITH
PARENT ENGAGEMENT MONTH VIDEO
The above list of videos was copied directly from
Georgia's Department of Education Website.