ERIC Number: ED447961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Reaching All Families: Creating Family-Friendly Schools. Beginning of the School Year Activities.
Moles, Oliver C., Ed.
Noting that the beginning of the school year is a key time to communicate with parents, this booklet presents accumulated knowledge and fresh ideas on school outreach strategies for this important time period. The suggestions for action within each strategy are based on broad experience, which can help even seasoned teachers, principals, and district officials do a better job of making their schools family-friendly. The specific activities detailed are: (1) early fall mailings, including welcome letters and calendars; (2) home-school handbooks, including content and preparation; (3) open house, including publicity and planning; (4) school-parent compacts; (5) parent-teacher conferences; and (6) home visits, including planning and strategies. The booklet concludes with a list of services of the U.S. Department of Education and information on the Partnership for Family Involvement in Education. (HTH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Home Visits, Outreach Programs, Parent Responsibility, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Conferences, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.