What is family engagement? Meaningful family engagement is based on the premise that parents, educators, and community members share responsibility for the academic, physical, social, emotional, and behavioral development of youth. Family engagement is fostered through a deliberate process that is embraced throughout the school. It empowers adults to jointly support student growth, addresses any barriers to learning, and ensures college and career readiness.
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Family Engagement Events 2015-16
PTA Sept. 22 Cold- Blooded Creatures Bradley Central Two Rivers Reading Council- partnership Sept. 29 We are building S.T.E.A.M Bradley West Bradley Central Oct. 13-14 "Pop In" to Parent Portal Bradley Central Bradley ELL Program Nov. 3 Family Heritage Night Bradley West Bradley East RtI Program Nov. 6 Reading "Road Trip" Activities Bradley East Make a Difference Nov. 6 Family Fitness Night Bradley East BEEA Nov. 17 Parent Day and lunch All schools Bradley West Nov. Daddy- Daughter Dance Bradley West Bradley West Nov. Mommy-Son Dance Bradley West Bradley West Library Nov. 30 Pirate Scavenger Hunt for Students Bradley West Bradley Central Dec. 2 Safely Embracing the Internet Bradley Central Make a Difference Dec. Christmas Tree "Hope to House" Bradley Mayor's Office Bradley Central & Two Rivers Reading Council- partnership Jan. 15 What Makes a Middle Student Tick? Bradley Central Bradley East Jan. 28 Parent "411" Bradley East PTA Feb. 9 Family Bingo Night TBA Bradley West Feb. 16 Pirate Family Reading Night Bradley West Two Rivers Reading Council- partnership March 15 Piecing Together a New Normal with Autism ONU PTA April 18 Fax Gilbert Bradley Central
Research shows that family engagement promotes student success. Students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades, pass their classes, attend school regularly, have better social skills, and go on to postsecondary education. Family Engagement in children's education allows kids to perform better in school, and navigate more easily some of the challenges of growing up, such as bullying.