• Family Engagement 

    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.

Family and Community Engagement Sources