November is designated as Family Engagement Month, a time to celebrate the crucial role parents and families play in their children's education. According to research from the U.S. Department of Education's Family and Community Engagement Team, family engagement is an essential component of a child's educational development. The positive outcomes of engaged parents include improved cognitive development and academic performance, better social-emotional development, and improved family well-being. Of all the factors that determine student outcomes, family engagement is at the top of the list. Partnerships between schools and families can improve students’ grades, attendance, persistence, and motivation. Research shows that this is true regardless of a family’s race or income.
The Baldwin County School District will hold Parent University sessions in the month of November as part of our Family Engagement Month activities. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming family engagement sessions will be held virtually. The first set of sessions will be held Saturday, November 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. via Google Meet. The virtual sessions will address the following topics:
Getting Children Motivated to Read
Creating a Learning Environment at Home
Math Skills for Parents
Helping PEC Students with Routines
To join the Google Meet session you may access it through the following link: Parent University. For more information contact Karen R. Stanley at (478) 457-2960 or (478) 363-5526.