Get Involved at School Article Archive

Practical tips on how you can make a difference in your child's education by getting involved at school.

  • Classroom Parties Made EasyTips for planning fun yet simple celebrations that won't break the bank.
  • What Does a Room Parent Do?Are you thinking about volunteering as a room parent? Find out what to expect and get some helpful pointers from a veteran room mom.
  • When You’re the New Mom (or Dad) at SchoolIf you think being the new kid at school is difficult, try being the new parent. Your child may have the ability to make new friends during class, over lunch, and at recess, but for you it’s not so easy. Our experts offer specific ways to reach out and develop successful connections with other parents and your child’s teacher.
  • Why Parent Involvement MattersGetting involved in school can help your child get a better education.
  • A Teacher’s Advice for Struggling StudentsCarol Wooten, winner of a presidential teaching excellence award, shares her insights with parents whose kids are having trouble reaching their full potential in school.
  • 5 Ways To Help Your Child Succeed in SchoolGet your children ready to perform like heroes in school with these teacher-recommended tips.
  • How To Get Involved at School20 simple ways you can help your child and the school.
  • Parents Step UpThese inspiring parents shared their talents and time to help their children's schools become even better places to learn.
  • Understanding Common Education TermsEver feel like you need a translator to understand what a teacher is saying? This collection of common school and education terms will help you understand the acronyms and jargon you may encounter.
  • Schools Push for Healthier SnacksBirthday treats and bake sales are out at many schools. Baked chips and fresh fruit are in.
  • The IEP Process at SchoolParents play an important role in making sure their children get the right special education services. These tips can help you advocate for your child throughout the IEP process.
  • Involvement Matters: What Parents Should KnowWhy should you get involved in your child’s education? Because it can make a dramatic difference in your child’s achievement at school and beyond.
  • What Teachers Want From ParentsTeachers share simple steps parents can take to help their kids do their best in school.
  • Crafty Parent Shares Her TalentsSharon Johnston has always loved crafts. Now she’s passing on her passion to the students at her daughter’s school.
  • What School Parent Groups DoPTOs and PTAs are often known for their fundraising, but they do a lot more.
  • Presentations on Online Safety Resources to help you arrange a school presentation for parents about how to keep kids safe online.
  • How Dads Can HelpWhen fathers get involved, children do better in school. Here are some simple, effective ways that dads can make a difference.
  • Parents Are Teachers, TooUse these simple ideas to reinforce learning at home and develop your child’s academic skills.
  • 11 Tips for Kindergarten ParentsSimple ways to get involved and make a difference for your child and the school.
  • 10 Tips for Middle School ParentsWays to stay involved in your child’s education—even when she’d rather not have you around.
  • Back-to-School QuizThe transition from summer fun to school rules can stress out kids and parents alike. Take our quiz to see what your future holds: happy days or high blood pressure!
  • One Last Dance With My DaughterA mom writes movingly about what it means to be involved in her child's school and education. A must-read for any parent who has ever thought about volunteering at school.
  • "It’s Worth Every Minute"Helping your children succeed in school and beyond is easy. Just get involved.
  • 25 Ways You Can Make a DifferenceBeing involved in your children’s education can be as simple as asking them about their school day or as bold as volunteering once a week for lunchroom duty.
  • 5 Reasons To Get InvolvedHigher grades and better behavior are just a few of the benefits of parent involvement.

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