4 Ways to Enlist Parents with College Prep Help

4 Ways to Enlist Parents with College Prep Help

By Jessica Vician

While teachers, administration, and school staff are very aware that sophomores and juniors should be studying for their PSATs, SATs, and ACTs, respectively and preparing to take them soon, the students’ parents might not know how to help. For a better chance to succeed, students should be receiving support at school and at home. You can help by giving parents a checklist of things they can do to support their child’s entry exam prep.  Continue reading

How to Celebrate Parents During Parent Engagement Month

How to Celebrate Parents During Parent Engagement Month
By Jessica Vician

During Parent Engagement Month, it’s important to teach parents how to be more engaged in their children’s education and celebrate what they are doing now. There are many ways to do both in one event. Which celebration will your school try?

Host a celebratory parent meeting.
Incorporate treats or raffles at your next parent meeting to say thank you to the parents who attend. Parent meetings might already be a regular occurrence at your school, which is a great way to keep them engaged in their children’s education, so reward those who are coming and entice those who haven’t attended yet with appetizers, snacks, or desserts to make this meeting special. Ask local businesses to donate products or services that you can raffle off at the meeting for further enticement.  Continue reading