ERIC Number: ED239345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Bring a Parent to Lunch
Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, Folsom, CA.
Cordova Villa and Reymouth Schools (Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, California) have developed a program to accomplish a positive community involvement in the educational process by inviting parents to enjoy lunch and to use the playground facilities with their children during the lunch hour. Parents have a chance to talk to their children on the school grounds about school activities, and working parents can observe their children's educational environment in a short period of time without interrupting their own working schedules. During the lunch hour, the staff and parents have an opportunity to become better acquainted and to establish positive communications between home and school. Parents' reservation forms for the lunch program are sent home at the beginning of the week and returned by Wednesday. The cafeteria staff is informed of the number of expected guests. On Thursday parents receive reminders with a list of "Dos and Don'ts" for parents to help prevent interruptions of classroom activities. A sample reservation form, and two sample reminders each with a list of the "Dos and Don'ts guidelines are included in this document. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (EM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Folsom-Cordova Unified School District, Folsom, CA.