Dr. Ernest Everett Just Middle School Cherie R. Smith Parent Liaison
Welcome Parents and Students to the 2008-2009 School Year! I am very excited about the opportunity to serve as your Parent Liaison. I am here to bridge the gap between maintaining a strong relationship with home, school and community.
Mission Statement To encourage parents and caregivers to take a more proactive and hands on approach in their child’s academic achievement. Through active volunteerism, becoming knowledgeable about school rules & regulations, learning how to interpret data as it relates to their child; every child will achieve success in school.
Goals and Objectives • Help parents understand what is expected of students. • Assist parents to become better teachers • Encourage parents to continue a learning environment at home.
Goals and Objectives continued… • Encourage parents to volunteer for student-centered activities. • Motivate parents to join and become active members of the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) • Build partnerships with organizations for growth and development of our students’ social and academic enrichment. • Establish effective communication through newsletters, phone calls and e-mails.
Conduct Parent Workshops Help maintain an effective line of communication Provide resource information to address parental concerns Serve on the School Management Improvement Team Meet with parents to discuss school policies and procedures Form partnerships with local business and community organizations. Collaborate with the PTSA The Role of the Parent Liaison
The Advantages of Parental Involvement • Increased attendance • Higher grades, test scores, and graduation rates. • Decreased drop out rates. • Improvement in behavior at home and at school • More classes passed and credits earned • Increased English language acquisition • Better social skills and adaptation to school • Improved home-school relationships • Improved parent-child relationships • Increased motivation, better self-esteem.
How Can Parents Get Involved? • Field Trips Chaperone • Tutoring/After School Clubs • Preparing Materials for Teachers • Grounds and Building Beautification Projects • Classroom Volunteers • Outreach to other Parents and Families • Special Events Coordination and Support • Fundraising • PTSA
Parent Liaison Channel of Communication Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Phone: 301-808-4029 (Office) 301-257-8668 (Mobile) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to working with you and your family this year! Thank you