Parental Involvement Home

Table in library with yellow flowers in vase on topThe Parent Involvement Office and Parent Center is located at the Instructional Resource Center (IRC), 3001 S. Pulaski, Room 7 (30th & Dr. M.L. King Dr). Telephone: 501-447-3357; Fax: 501-447-3359

The office is available to facilitate workshops for parents and professional development in-service for administrators and teachers in regards to promoting parental and family involvement in the schools.
LRSD Parent Center offers parent involvement information and materials to assist parents and District staff with parent and family involvement.  Free books and pamphlets are available. Also, videos and DVD's on various topics are available for checkout.  For more information call 447-3357.


 

 

MARCH 11, 2017 COMPUTER POWER DAY.   MORE INFORMATION IS FORTHCOMING!

If you have questions or concerns regarding your computer purchase from 2016, contact David Crawford (david.crawford@lrsd.org), or call Mr. Crawford after 4:00 p.m. at 501-420-4743.

 


CONGRATULATIONS!! LRSD PARENT INVOLVEMENT WAS AWARDED THE NNPS 2016 DISTRICT PARTNERSHIP AWARD.  THANKS TO THE PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE/ACTION TEAM FOR A JOB WELL DONE!  LRSD RECEIVED A VERY NICE PLAQUE AND OTHER ITEMS.  LRSD'S PARTNERSHIP ACTIVITIES WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE NNPS PROMISING PARTNERSHIP PRACTICES (PPP) BOOKLET.  CONGRATULATIONS ARE ALSO IN ORDER TO FOREST PARK ELEMENTARY FOR PARENT AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY THAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PPP PUBLICATION.

LRSD 2016-2017 Parent Involvement Committee/Action Team

NATIONAL NETWORK OF PARTNERSHIP SCHOOLS (NNPS)

LRSD NNPS FAMILY MODEL - SCHOOL, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS 

NNPS www.partnershipschools.org 

The Little Rock School District has adopted the Johns Hopkins University National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) School, Family and Community Partnerships.

Schools utilize research-based approaches to organize and sustain excellent programs of family and community involvement that will increase student success. LRSD schools collaborates to focus on the six “keys to improvement” identified by educational researchers as the critical components of home/school/community connections.

The Little Rock School District parent and community involvement efforts have been divided into three teams:

 2016-2017  School Cluster Teams Leaders and Recorders

LRSD SCHOOL CLUSTER TEAMS (NNPS)

  • CENTRAL/EAST TEAM Leader: Anngelica Barrow, Parent Facilitator, Carver Elementary; Recorder: Zora Madison, Western Hills Elementary
  • SOUTHWEST TEAM Leader: Brittany Beshears, Parent Facilitator, Otter Creek Elementary; Recorder: Carmen Hernandez, Parent Coordinator, Chicot Primary
  • WEST TEAM Leader: Joy Thompson, Parent Facilitator, Pulaski Heights Middle; Recorder: Jennifer Thomas, Parent Facilitator, Forest Heights STEM Academy.

If you have questions or need more information, contact your child's school or Kaye Rainey, LRSD Parent Involvement Specialist, 447-3357 - kaye.rainey@lrsd.org.

 


Connect with Kids Websource. http://lrsd.connectwithkids.com

To create a logon for home use, the LRSD organization code which is lrsdconnect

The following are examples of the types of video topics that are available at your convenience:

  • Ways to Motivate Students
  • Teach Character Development
  • Spot High-risk Behaviors
  • Attendance
  • Bullying Prevention
  • Drug and Alcohol prevention
  • AND MORE...

 


CLICK HERE to view topics on the following topics:

  • Teaching Children Responsibility for Their Learning and Behavior (Enseñando a los niños a ser responsables por su aprendizaje y comportamiento)
  • Helping Children Learn to Resolve Conflicts (Ayudando a los niños a aprender a resolver conflictos)
  • Helping Children Learn Self-Discipline (Ayudando a los niños a aprender disciplina propia
  • Building Respect for Rules, Authority, and Other People (Aprendiendo a respetar las reglas, la autoridad y a otras personas
  • The ABCs of Discipline at Home (El ABC de la disciplina en el hogar)
  • Helping Your Child Develop Good Character Traits (Ayudando a su hijo a desarrollar buenos rasgos de carácter)
  • Instilling the Desire for Success in Your Child (Inculcando el deseo de triunfar en su hijo)
  • Remember...You are the Adult and You are in Charge (Recuerde...USTED es el adulto y USTED está a cargo)

 


Title I PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
The school district will be governed by the following statutory definition of parental involvement, and expects that its Title I schools will carry out programs, activities and procedures in accordance with this definition:
Parental involvement means the participation of parents in regular, two-way, and meaningful communication involving student academic learning and other school activities, including ensuring —
(A)  that parents play an integral role in assisting their child's learning;
(B)  that parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their child's education at school;
(C)  that parents are full partners in their child's education and are included, as appropriate, in decision-making and on advisory committees to assist in the education of their child;
(D)  the carrying out of other activities, such as those described in Section 1118 of the ESEA.
READ MORE....Title I Parent Involvement Plan

 

Parents' Guide to Student Success

http://www.pta.org/common_core_state_standards.asp

Guía Para Padres Para Fomentar El Éxito Escolar - http://www.pta.org/common_core_state_standards.asp

The Parents’ Guide to Student Success (listed below in English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that more than 40 states have adopted. (To find out if your state has adopted the standards, visit CoreStandards.org/In-The-States.) Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.      

National PTA® created the guides for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics).

The Guide includes:

  • Key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade, once the standards are fully implemented.
  • Activities that parents can do at home to support their child's learning.
  • Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child's teacher. 
  • Tips for planning for college and career (high school only).

Implementation of the Common Core Standards is in its early stages. It is likely that they are not currently in place in your school or school district. Each state is working on developing its own timeline and plans to implement the standards. To find out more about your state's plans to adopt or implement the standards, please contact your state education agency.

PTAs can play a pivotal role in how the standards are put in place at the state and district levels. PTA® leaders are encouraged to meet with their school, district, and/or state administrators to discuss their plans to implement the standards and how their PTA can support that work. The goal is that PTAs and education administrators will collaborate on how to share the guides with all of the parents and caregivers in their states or communities, once the standards are fully implemented. Ultimately, the aim is for the Guide to be a tool for parents to build relationships with their children's teachers once the standards are fully in place.

 

Additional Resources

Parents’ Guide to Student Success—Frequently Asked Questions
Download the PDF.

Parents’ Guide to Student Success—Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently asked questions about the Parents Guides

State Education Agencies
Find out more about your state's CCSSI implementation plans.

 

PAST PARENT INVOLVEMENT WORKSHOPS:
If you would like information regarding the topics below, email Kaye Rainey (kaye.rainey@lrsd.org)
 

Common Core Standards - Math & Literacy

CHECK OUT "TIPS FOR PARENTS" (on sidebar) where you will find links to really cool websites to assist with homework and student learning

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