Parental involvement is a combination of commitment and active participation on the part of parent to the school and to the student. As parents you can ensure that your child receives the benefits from parental involvement by staying up to date on what is happening in the classroom.
Tulsa Public Schools is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he or she needs to succeed in school and beyond. As a result, these involvement opportunities empower parents to take action. By connecting parents to school officials, community members, other parents, knowledge, and powerful allies, these opportunities build bridges and networks that support schools and sustain whole communities.
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- PTA Officers
- Testing aides
- Teacher assistants
- District Involvement Information
- COMMUNITY partners
- Parent Involvement Policy/Politica de participation de los Padres
- Help your child plan an activity to celebrate it with the entire family.
- Make tonight a 'No TV' night with your family. Ask your child to help select games or stories and spend some quality time with them.
- Help boost your child's self-esteem by taking pride in their achievements and accomplishments on a daily basis.
- Put on a history play with your child. Help them learn about important events in world history or even your own family history.
- Make learning to write letters and numbers fun for your child. Roll playdough or clay into long thin worms and ask them to create letters and numbers.
- Ask your child to help make lunch, then ask them to pick a spot in the park so that you can share lunch together.
- Take the family out to a water park. Help your child put on sunscreen and explain the importance of protecting their skin.
- Go to the park and take a nature hike with your child. Ask them to point out different animals and what they need to survive (i.e. food, shelter etc.).
- Prior to the first day of school each year, help your child make a 'countdown to school' calendar. Ask them to cross off each day at bedtime.
- Encourage your child to make a 'to do' list. Help them make a list of things that they would like to accomplish, then check the items once completed.
- To cool off on a hot day, visit a community pool with your child.
- Take your child shopping for school supplies. Ask them to brainstorm a list of things that they will need for school.
- Help your child make a kite. They can decorate it themselves and fly it at the park.
- Teach your child about recycling. Show them how to recycle items such as paper, glass, and aluminium.
- Take your child to a petting zoo. Later, ask them to draw pictures of the animals that they saw.
- Visit the library with your child often. Encourage them to borrow books about a different country to learn about the people, cultures, and customs of that country.
- On a rainy day, set up a tent with your child in the living room. They can pretend to be a forest ranger.
- Help your child practice their math skills by asking them to add up all the change in your pocket or purse.
- Teach your child about the importance of preserving nature. Help them plant a tree in your yard and explain how littering harms the environment.
- On a large piece of construction paper, help your child write their name vertically. Using each letter, help them write words that describe their personality.
- Make car trips fun for your child. Play a game and ask them to point out license plates, billboards, and interesting road signs.
- Tell your child that you love them today and every day.
- Help your child create and design their own phone book . Make a list of their friends names, addresses, and phone numbers.
- How much does your child know about their family history? On a map, trace where your family is from and help your child create a family tree.
- Help your child write a letter to a grandparent or friend. Explain the importance of keeping in touch with loved ones.
- To prepare for the first day of school each year, help your child get back in 'school mode'. Ask them to research a famous painter on the internet, then get out the paint and let them express themselves through art.
- Teach your child about textures - ask them to find objects outdoors that are smooth, shiny, slimy, or round.
- Suggest that your child write a poem for a friend, then have them mail it to their friend as a 'just because' gift.
- Encourage your child to make journal entries and keep track of their experiences each school year.
- Before school starts, host a back to school party for some of your child's friends.
- Help your child prepare for school and talk to them about setting personal goals this year.
District Involvement Information
- Stay Connected - TPS social media and smartphone app
- Tulsa Council of PTAs
- National PTA
- Booster Clubs/PTAs sanctioned organizations
- Parents as Teachers
- Student and Family Guide to Success (includes the Behavior Response Plan)
- Achieving. Classroom Excellence (ACE) Parental Curriculum Choice Letter
- Logrando la Excelencia en el Salón de Clases Carta hacia los Padres para la Selección de Currículo
- Parent Guide | Guía para Padres
- Parents Right To Know | El Derecho a Saber de los Padres
- Parent and Family Engagement Policy
- Educational Surrogate Parents Program
- All students need parental support to succeed. The Educational Surrogate Parents Program responds to the need for support and representation of students with disabilities whose parents are not available. This program relies on the commitment of volunteers who support a student's education by advocating for him/her to ensure that the student receives a free and appropriate public education.
At Anderson Elementary School we believe each child can and will succeed. We have grit and integrity. We celebrate our successes, achieve our goals, and honor our community.
Anderson Elementary administration and faculty will meet once a year with parents and stakeholders to explain Title I policies, procedures, and budgeting.
Administration, faculty, and staff will promote parental involvement through face-to-face contact, Class Dojo, Canvas, and Go Guardian. Parent meetings/conferences regarding student performances and monthly meetings will be held.
Anderson Elementary administration, faculty, and staff regularly utilize data provided by student assessments, behavior referrals, student and parent surveys, and attendance records to insure accountability. Parents are welcome to meet with teachers throughout the school year to view assessment or survey data.
We, the staff of Marian Anderson, value the importance of open communication with parents and stakeholders throughout the community.
Information will be provided to you utilizing the following platforms.
- Class Dojo
- Marian AndersonES FaceBook
- Talking Points
- Go Guardian
- Monthly calendars
- Monthly Newsletter
- Take Home Folder
Parent Resource Center
The following items are available to our parents:
- Parenting Books/Parent Education Classes
- Community resources pamphlets
- Counseling (family or individual)
- Uniform Assistance
Revised: September 7, 2023
En la Escuela Primaria Anderson creemos que cada niño puede y tendrá éxito. Tenemos valores y integridad. Celebramos nuestros éxitos, logramos nuestras metas y honramos a nuestra comunidad.
Título I Anderson Elementary administración y facultar se reunirán una vez al año con los padres y interesados para explicar el Titulo 1 políticas, procedimientos, y presupuesto.
Participación de los Padres
Administración, facultad, y personal estarán promocionando participación de los padres por contacto cara a cara, Zoom callas, Clase, Dojo, Canvas, and Go Guardian. Junta/conferencias de padres, el progreso de estudiante y junta mensual mente se llevará a cabo.
Anderson Elementary administración, facultad, y personal utilizar regularmente los datos proporcionados por la evaluación del estudiante, referencia de comportamiento, encuesta de estudiante y padres, y registros de asistencia para garantizar la responsabilidad de padres se familia esta bienvenidos a juntarse con los maestros durante el año para ver los trabajos o datos de la encuesta.
Nosotras, el personal de Marian Anderson, valoran la importancia de abrir comunicación con los padres y interesados alrededor de la comunidad. Es nuestra política enviar información a la casa semanal o cuando esté disponible.
- Class Dojo
- Marian AndersonES FaceBook
- Go Guardian
- Registro semanal con el maestro, y Equipo de bienestar
- Calendario del mes
- Boletin informativo del mes
- Carpeta para llevar a casa
Recurso para padres
Las siguientes cosas estas disponibles para los padres:
- Libro de padres/clases de educación para padres
- Folleto de recursos en la comunidad
- Consegeria(familiar o individual)
- Asistencia de uniformes
Revised: Septiembre 7, 2023
Be Generous With Praise
Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.
Encourage "Personal Best"
Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect," and learning does not always mean getting high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.
Make Learning A Priority
Your attitude toward school attendance, education, and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. By example, show your child that learning is a priority.
Show Interest In School Work
- Talk about school each day;
- Ask to see classwork;
- Have your child read aloud to you;
- Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language;
- Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions;
- Show appreciation for good efforts;
- Offer suggestions for success; and
- Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:
- Read the assignment when it is given.
- Keep a list of new vocabulary words.
- Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
- Review notes before a test.
- Schedule study time.
- Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions.
- Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods, and report card dates.