The Becker PTA and school leadership are asking all parents to complete some surveys about their perception on how welcomed they feel at school, perceive teachers’ attitudes toward their involvement in their child’s education and their own role as parents in their child’s education.  We are asking that surveys be done as soon as possible and not later than Friday, March 22, 2019. – Parent Involvement In Our Schools

Background: Studies have long demonstrated that parental involvement in a child’s education at home and school results in higher grades and test scores, enrollment in higher-level programs, and higher graduation rates and college attendance.  The challenge facing many communities is how to build those family-school partnerships, which require parental involvement, trust between a school and families, and teachers understanding families.  Beyond the Bake Sale by Henderson, Mapp, Johnson, and Davies identifies four core beliefs that schools must hold in order to form authentic partnerships with families:

1.     All parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them.
2.     All parents have the capacity to support their children’s learning.
3.     Parents and school staff should be equal partners.
4.     The responsibility for building partnerships between school and home rests primarily with school staff, especially school leaders.The more the relationship between families and the school is a real partnership, the more student achievement increases.