Parental Involvement Home

The 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: 501-447-3358; 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 447-3358.

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UPCOMING LRSD 2018-2019 PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS

Childcare, refreshments and door prizes are provided. If you have questions, contact your child's school or the LRSD Parent and Family Engagement Office, 447-3358 or email: kaye.rainey@lrsd.org

Topics and activities may include the following: Literacy & Math activities; Grade Transition, ACT Aspire, Health, Wellness, Life Skills, College and Career Readiness, Bullying/Violence Prevention, Resources, and more.

LRSD CENTRAL EAST CLUSTER TEAM - Back-to-School Event

September 18, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Host School: Washington Elementary

Team Leader: Marthelle Hadley (Stephens Elementary Team Recorder: Vacant

Participating schools: Elementary: Bale, Booker, Carver, Gibbs, King, Rockefeller, Stephens, Washington, Western Hills, Middle: Dunbar, Mann; High: Central, Metropolitan Career-Technical Center

LRSD WEST CLUSTER TEAM - Back-to-School Event

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Location: TBA

Team Leader: Vacant; Team Recorder: Nancy David

Participating schools: Forest Heights STEM Academy (K-8); Elementary: Brady, Forest Park, Fulbright, Jefferson, McDermott, Pulaski Heights Roberts, Romine, Terry, Williams; Middle: Henderson, Pinnacle View, Pulaski Heights; High: Hall, Parkview

LRSD SOUTHWEST CLUSTER TEAM Back-to-School Event

August 25, 2018 - Outlets of Little Rock

Team Leader: Tagel Muqtasid (Watson Elementary) Team Recorder: LaShana Flowers

Participating schools: Elementary: Baseline, Chicot, Dodd, Mabelvale, Meadowcliff, Otter Creek, Wakefield, Watson; Middle: Cloverdale, Mabelvale; High: J.A. Fair, McClellan

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Johns Hopkins University National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) School, Family & Community Partnerships ** Six Types of Involvement: Parenting, Communicating, Volunteering, Learning at Home, Decision Making, Collaborating with the Community

Supported by LRSD ESEA/ESSA Title I Parent and Family Engagement


NBA MATH HOOPS PARENT, FAMILY & STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

KICK-OFF September 18, 2018 & October 4, 2018

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

For more information contact Kaye Rainey, 501.447.3358; kaye.rainey@lrsd.org.



PARENTING PARTNERS WORKSHOPS

For more information, contact the Parent Facilitator or Parent Coordinator of your child's school. Or, contact, Kaye Rainey, 447-3358; kaye.rainey@lrsd.org.

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: 

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:

 2018-2019 School Cluster Teams Leaders and Recorders

  • DISTRICT LEADER: KAYE RAINEY, SPECIALIST, PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT 
  • CENTRAL/EAST TEAM Leader: Marthelle Hadley, Parent & Family Engagement Coordinator, Stephens Elementary; Recorder: Vacant, Rockefeller Elementary
  • SOUTHWEST TEAM Leader: Tagel Muqtasid, Parent & Family Coordinator, Watson  Elementary; Recorder: Lashana Flowers, Teacherr, Chicot Elementary School
  • WEST TEAM Leader: Vacant; Recorder: Nancy David, Teacher/Parent Facilitator,Terry Elementary

If you have questions or need more information, contact your child's school or Kaye Rainey, LRSD Parent & Family Engagement Specialist, 447-3358 - kaye.rainey@lrsd.org.


 


 


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...2017-2018.Title I Parent Involvement Plan

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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.

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

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

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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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ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - PARENTS http://www.arkansased.gov/im-looking-for/parents

ACT Aspire