Parent and Family Involvement
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NOW AVAILABLE! Inspiring Success for the Future: A Parent's Guide to Student Success in Elementary School
Champions of Education announces the first edition of our parent resource guide designed for parents of elementary children. The booklet contains information on how our parents can support their children's education at home, as well as provides listings of a wealth of resources available in the community to help every child succeed.
Parents are the first and best teachers of our children, and yet today's uncertain economy makes it difficult for many working parents to be as involved as they might want in their children's education. Schools can sometimes be an intimidating and overwhelming environment for many of our parents. Champions of Education works to promote family involvement in the following ways:
- continue to work with our school principals and teachers to help them in crafting new programs and plans that make their schools more inviting and open environments for parents so that they, in turn, can be active participants in our efforts to raise the value of education in Catawba County.
- continue to work with our businesses to encourage their employees to make use of the NC General Assembly statute, the Leave for Parental Involvement in Schools (N.C.G.S. 95-28.3), which provides every parent of a school-age child four hours per year leave so that the employee may attend or otherwise be involved at that child's school.
- provide parents with the information to access the resources – after school programs, mentoring, counseling, etc. – that will assist them in giving their children the best tools for success.