100 Ways to Be Involved

Based on the National Standards for Parent/Family Involvement Programs - National PTA

1. Give positive feedback and show appreciation for teachers and the principal.

2. Approach interactions with a positive attitude and an open mind.

3. Listen to others' viewpoints.

4. Share your child's strengths, talents and interests with your child's teacher.

365体育投注5. Share expectations and set goals together with your child.

365体育投注6. Make appointments as needed to discuss your child's progress and concerns.

365体育投注7. Attend parent-teacher conferences with specific questions you want to ask.

8. Indicate the best way to give you information (phone, e-mail, notes, etc.)

9. Understand and reinforce school rules and expectation at home.

365体育投注10. Participate in informal opportunities to talk with and get to know school staff and educators.

11. Address concerns or questions honestly, openly and early on.

12. Attend PTA or parent meetings regularly.

13. Read classroom and/or school newsletters.

14. Visit your school's web page.

15. Know school staff's extensions and office hours.

16. Read and know your school's handbook.

17. Request that information be available in all relevant languages.

18. Share your family's culture, values and parenting practices with your child's school.

365体育投注19. Share your perceptions with educators and school staff of how parents are treated.

20. Work with school staff and educators to revise and improve perceptions and school climate.

365体育投注21. Meet your child's friends and get to know their parents.

22. Contact your school for information on family programs and resources.

23. Help establish a parent center at your school and use its resources.

365体育投注24. Help create a toy/book lending library and visit it regularly.

365体育投注25. Assist in developing parent support programs/groups and attend them.

26. Attend workshops or seminars on various parenting topics.

27. Participate in parenting classes on child development, expectations, discipline, etc.

28. Attend parent fairs and other events especially for parents and families.

365体育投注29. Start a parent book club to discuss current publications.

30. Help create and/or contribute to a school newsletter on parenting.

31. Assist in creating and/or offer your services to before- and after-school programs.

32. Build a child file with medical records, pictures, fingerprints, etc.

365体育投注33. Make donations and/or offer to work at clothing drives or swaps, food co-ops, etc.

365体育投注34. Ask teachers or counselors about how to talk with your children about tough topics.

35. Discuss your child's school day and homework daily.

36. Learn your child's strengths and weaknesses in different areas of school.

365体育投注37. Provide a quiet, well-lighted place with basic school supplies for studying/homework.

365体育投注38. Help your children break down projects into smaller, more manageable steps.

365体育投注39. Develop a consistent daily routine and time for studying and homework.

365体育投注40. Provide encouragement and approval for effort and schoolwork.

41. Share your interests, hobbies and talents with your children.

365体育投注42. Provide children with books, magazines and so forth, and develop a nighttime reading routine.

365体育投注43. View selected TV programs together and then review and discuss them.

365体育投注44. Make family trips to the library, zoo, museum or park a fun learning experience.

45. Talk with your child's teacher on creating home learning games and activities.

365体育投注46. Complete interactive homework assignments with your child.

365体育投注47. Attend meetings on learning expectations, assessment and grading procedures.

48. Help set goals and develop a personalized education plan for your child.

49. Participate in activities that help you understand school technology.

365体育投注50. Help plan and attend family nights on improving study habits, doing homework, etc.

51. Help develop, visit or offer services to your school's study/tutor center.

365体育投注52. Participate in fairs for math, science, history and so forth.

365体育投注53. Respond to school surveys on your interests, talents and skills.

54. Let school staff know your availability to volunteer (days, times, and how often)

55. Supervise and coordinate evening and weekend volunteer activities at school.

365体育投注56. Assist your child's teacher in the classroom or on field trips when you are able.

365体育投注57. Work with school staff and teachers to develop volunteer activities you can do from home.

58. Assist school staff and educators in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for parents.

365体育投注59. Help provide child care and/or transportation for volunteering parents.

365体育投注60. Help develop creative ways to use volunteers at school.

365体育投注61. Actively help school staff recruit parents and community members as volunteers.

365体育投注62. Attend training and orientation on how to be an effective volunteer.

365体育投注63. Learn and uphold school discipline, confidentiality and other policies as a volunteer.

64. Plan a regular time each week to talk with school staff and educators with whom you are working.

65. Help develop volunteer job descriptions and evaluations.

365体育投注66. Participate in organizing and planning ways to recognize and appreciate volunteers.

67. Respond to school surveys/questionnaires on how effective volunteer programs are.

365体育投注68. Help develop and distribute a volunteer directory to parents, school staff and teachers.

365体育投注69. Provide volunteer consulting services to school staff or educators in your area of expertise.

70. Learn of school and district policies and practices that affect children.

365体育投注71. Voice your support or concerns on any issue that will affect your family.

72. Be involved in decisions on student placement and course and textbook selections.

73. Participate in meetings to determine special educational needs and services.

74. Attend workshops on problem-solving, conflict resolution, public speaking and so forth.

75. Serve on school advisory councils or committees on curriculum, discipline and so forth.

76. Serve on a site-based school management team with teachers and the principal.

77. Encourage and support older children in serving in student leadership positions.

365体育投注78. Help your school create a student s rights and responsibilities guide for families.

79. Attend PTA, school board, and/or town meetings and speak to issues of concern.

365体育投注80. Learn representatives' backgrounds and participate in school board elections.

81. Work with teachers and school administrators to develop a parent involvement policy.

82. Write, call or travel to state capitals to support or oppose proposed legislation.

365体育投注83. Participate in petition drives or letter-writing campaigns to Congress on legislation.

365体育投注84. Give testimony at public hearings in support of or opposition to education legislation.

365体育投注85. Vote in local, state and federal elections for public officials who support education.

365体育投注86. Help your school develop a directory of social and community services.

87. Find out information on community resources and organizations and use them.

365体育投注88. Help develop and/or distribute a community newsletter to local agencies and businesses.

89. Help coordinate and participate in an event to raise money for a local charity.

90. Talk with employers about holding parent meetings or parenting workshops on-site.

91. Advocate for flexible work schedules and leave time to attend school functions.

92. Encourage employers and local businesses to make donations and support school programs.

93. Help organization and/or participate in community health fairs.

365体育投注94. Help recruit community members (seniors, business people) to volunteer at school.

95. Become active in community groups such as YMCA and Boy and Girl Scouts.

365体育投注96. Serve on local community advisory councils and committees.

365体育投注97. Work with local authorities and public officials to sponsor community events.

365体育投注98. Help organize and/or participate in a community clean up or beautification project.

99. Encourage and help facilitate your child's participation in community service.

100. Be a role model, be active in community service yourself or together with your child.