Engage Every Parent! Encouraging Families to Sign On, Show Up, and Make a Difference guides your first contacts with parents to create a rewarding working partnership with them. The book answers your questions about the steps involved in successfully engaging parents, from chaperoning and classroom volunteering to homework advising, leadership, and advocacy. Whether you need tools for communicating effectively with non-English-speakers, advice about maintaining positive relationships with parents, or tips to empower parents to become hands-on homework helpers, you’ll find ideas here. Anecdotes from real-life teachers, parents, and volunteer coordinators are included. In addition, the book features 43 handouts to help you communicate with parents, organize volunteer information, show appreciation to parent volunteers, and more!
Nancy Tellett-Royce helps PTO Today ‘Make It an A+ Year’. Article for PTOs that focuses on student achievement through good planning and communication.