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
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
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.
Student of the Month
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
Transition to middle school program
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