1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
Ontario, Canada, L6M 3L1
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Parents who are viewed as “hard to reach” often see the school as “hard to reach.”
There are many strategies for increasing parent involvement in schools, including:
Using a variety of communications methods can help improve communications. Consider:
Translating information into different languages and pointing parents to existing resources available in multiple languages increases the number of parents you can reach.
Newsletters, the school’s website and social media channels are proven methods for reaching parents. Some tips to maximize the communications impact include:
Giving parents opportunities to be heard helps school staff to understand community issues from a parent perspective and engages parents in decision making about important issues that impact their families
Parent feedback can be used to gain insight and is useful for gauging:
Get parents involved in planning activities that will:
Purpose of a coffee chat:
Parents volunteering for school activities fosters positive relationships between youth and adults, creates a welcoming environment and a sense of community. Parents can be offered different ways to become involved, such as:
"Parent-teacher interviews provide an opportunity for the parents to build a
bridge between the home and school. Collaborative relationships between
teachers and parents help to improve students’ chances for success."
Harris and Goodall, 2007 People for Education
Parent-teacher interviews are a great opportunity to engage parents and discuss ways for them to become involved at your school.
To help prepare parents for the interview, consider sending home:
For more information or consultation:
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Halton Region is composed of
the City of Burlington,
the Town of Halton Hills,
the Town of Milton,
and the Town of Oakville .