Promising Practices dealing with parent involvement

Knowledge-A-Thon
Lincoln Elementary School
Troy, Missouri
Parents, Grandparents and Community come together to help students learn while raising money for our school.

Pit Crew
Brentwood Middle School
Brentwood, Missouri
Parent Involvement Team, our PIT Crew, gets involved in our school community when needed.

Helping the Parents of our Academic Community Foster Character Development through “Red de Educación”
Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Sonora Norte
Hermosillo, Sonora, Sonora
This is a project about involving the parents of our high school in character development by going to their homes promoting awareness of the family’s responsibility in this process and creating a network of mothers involved in fostering values by forming part of REC (Red de Educación del Carácter: Network of Character Education).

Character Education Night
Jessup Elementary School
Jessup, Maryland
Jessup Elementary School created a Character Education Night attracting over 250 parents to successfully engage them in character education.

Character Fair
Imagine Rosefield Elementary School
Surprise, Arizona
The Character Education Fair informs parents about the Character Education initiatives at Imagine Rosefield.

Multi-Cultural Night for ELL Families
Forder Elementary School
St. Louis, Missouri
An informative meeting between ELL families and the Forder teaching staff to prepare for the upcoming school year.

Carpe Diem’s Family Day
Character Building Institute
Singapore, Singapore
Small business owners and government organizations engage parents and childcare providers, by offering character-building activities in support of a “Family Day Initiative” by Carpe Diem Group of Childcares.

Biscuits for Bobcat Dads
Cross Bayou Elementary School
Pinellas Park, Florida
Dads (and grandpas, brothers or uncles) and kids connect through learning at a special breakfast provided before school.

Principal’s Breakfast
Derby Middle School
Birmingham, Michigan
The Principal’s Breakfast is a monthly event that invites the community to come and find out what’s happening at Derby and in the district.

Parent’s SAIL (Seminars and Instructional Links)
Ollie E. Culbreth, Jr. School (PS #14)
Jersey City, New Jersey
A school offers a year-long program of learning and dialogue for parents.

PASS Night (Pride After School Social)
Carroll Springs School
Westminster, Maryland
PASS is a family information night to promote good character and involves parenting workshops and fun kids’ activities.

Lego Awards
Marion T. Bedwell Elementary School
Bernardsville, New Jersey
Parents recognize their children for displaying character traits by participating in a school-wide display of character.

Lunch With Dads
Harlan Elementary School
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Students share a special moment with their fathers at lunch.

First Day Celebration: Parent and Community Involvement from Day One
Dr. William Mennies School
Vineland, New Jersey
A school encourages parental involvement by bringing parents, teachers, students, and community members together in a celebration on the first day of school.

Family “Character Connection” Homework
Grant Elementary School and Elementary School for the Arts and Academics
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Monthly meetings and homework assignments connect character education with families at home.

Family Scavenger Hunt
The Arts and Technology Academy Public Charter School
Washington, District Of Columbia
A family scavenger hunt encourages students to explore their city, neighborhood and the internet during spring break.

“New Family” Mentoring Program
Blessed Sacrament School
Sandy, Utah
Parents volunteer to mentor families new to the school community.

Family Game Night
Bower Hill Elementary School
Venetia, Pennsylvania
An annual event brings more than 100 families together to play board games, strengthening family and community bonds.