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--PBIS-- Communication & Decision-Making by Mind Map: --PBIS--
Communication & Decision-Making
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--PBIS-- Communication & Decision-Making


Common Sense

Warm Initial contact

Chg parent conferences to Problem-Solving Mtgs

Adapt and use phone script when scheduling conferences

Share ways parents can help support PBIS

Share Initialisms, Acronyms, and buzz-words early

Inform PBIS early

Focusing on Parents of other nationalities

Communicate in parents' native language, Invitations, Written communication, School materials and forms, Phone Tree, ConnectEd, Ask for interpreters when needed, Include staff members who share the same culture to meetings and conferences - with parent permission

Celebrate our different cultures, Minority Parent Committee, Ask parents of diff cultures to share customs



Family input into setting student goals


Parent representation that is representative of all students

Use regular events to get parent input

Inclusion of parents on various committees and councils, PBIS, Leadership, Grade Level, Technology Committee

Broader representation

Nominate parents for regional and district committees



PAWS, Card, Parents Acting With Support, Parent card gets punched when they come in and participate., Incentives

Mystery Reader, Reads selected book, Local celebrity, Dramatic reading, Visits classrooms

Block Meetings, Meet w/ parents in the community, Apartment Complexes, Workshops, Child care included


Emphasize the need to apply for grants, Barbara Bush Foundation


Spring - visit next year's grade level teacher - similar to curriculum night, but for next year.


Parent Workshop

Student of the Month

Volunteer Luncheon

Volunteer of the Year

Parent Resource Room

Set up a parent input station in computer lab during events


Homework Hotline, Funding?, Grant?


Parent Workshops, Resume-writing, Other timely topics that are helpful to them, Not just school topics


Set up a volunteer ConnectEd group, Proctor-seeking, etc.


Weekly ConnectEd, We do this

Ladies of Ferndale, Serves community, Student-based group, service project

Parents seeking community service, They approach businesses on behalf of the school

Nat Green

Transition to middle school program

Next Actions

Create a Family Inolvement Plan

Select 1- 4 for communication and 2 other types of invovlement.

Communication should have at least 2 goals

Transfer this to the PBIS Goal Plan

Address 3 other types later in the year and add to plan