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Parental and Community Involvement in Elementary Schools

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Please provide an analysis of issues raised and their implications for a plan to improve parental and community involvement within the elementary school.

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The Six types of involvement: Keys to successful partnerships based on the National Network of Partnership Schools

Type (1) Parenting

The Parent Support and Information Center (PSIC) are a part of the school district to support parents and student success through effective communication between school and home. The Parent Support and Information Center offer a lending library, a newsletter, a variety of workshops, phone/walk-in consultations, and other services to parents and educators. One way the school could improve their level of community involvement is to provide a service that would strengthen the nurturing bond between home, school and the community

Type (2) Communicating
Parent portal online allows parents and guardians to access and monitor important current school year information for the students' progress available from any computer connected to the Internet - 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The information that is available grades, attendance records, student assignments, and missing assignments even test scores such as SOL's. The school could consider emphasizing upcoming work or events better prepare the student for such transition.

Type (3) Volunteering
Throughout the year, the school division issues a Call to Action to enlist the assistance of community members for specific activities such as curriculum development, textbook adoption, mentorships and participation on advisory groups/committees. Check out a complete list of the current Call to Action opportunities to find additional ways to get ...

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The parental and community involvement in elementary schools are given.