TAKE YOUR FAMILY TO SCHOOL WEEK
The National Parent Teacher Association says this is the week to get involved in your children’s school. Take Your Family to School Week coincides with PTA Founders Day (February 17). It commemorates the day in 1897 when the PTA began its work of encouraging parent involvement in children’s education.
The observance is one of the PTA programs designed to bridge the gap between home and school.
It’s part of the PTA philosophy: “When it comes to children’s education, parent involvement is key.”
Families are a necessary part of every child’s education. The week encourages families to become involved in their child’s education, their school, and the events they will be involved in throughout their educational career. There are many ways for parents to become an active part of the child’s education and school.
- Join a booster club.
- Attend parent-teacher conferences.
- Volunteer in the classroom.
- Keep an open dialogue with the teacher.
- Get to know other parents and students.
- Promote your school’s events.
- Attend board meetings
- Vote in your local elections.
Show your support for your students and your schools and learn more during Take Your Family To School Week.
HOW TO OBSERVE #TakeYourFamilyToSchoolWeek
Watch for activities sponsored and promoted by your local PTA for your children’s school. The events may include:
- Reading Circles
- Family Dinner
- Dads Club
- Craft Extravaganza
- School Tour
- Family Fun Festival
- Meet Your Computer, Meet Your Student
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TAKE YOUR FAMILY TO SCHOOL WEEK HISTORY
The National Parent Teach Association introduced Take Your Family to School Week in 2006 as a unique opportunity to connect families with their children’s school experiences.