Parental involvement is one of the most important pillars in creating a great school. Our parents need a voice, and I want to establish a parent advisory committee (PAC). We want this setting to open doors between school and home.
We hope that these meetings create a forum for communication and information sharing. From time to time we will include book discussions as part of our PAC meetings. We will also provide some insight into our current initiatives. We will use grant funds if you are unable to purchase the books we choose to read. You can still participate if you choose not to read the book. Feedback from parents is crucial to the success of our school.
Our first initial meeting will center on the book Mindset by Carol Dweck. Dr. Dweck explains:
· How praise can harm, and how to use it well.
· When, what, and how to criticize.
· Why bright children (and talented athletes) stop working and what to do about it.
· How to communicate the values that bring success.
We will also discuss our current initiatives and gather feedback. We will tentatively schedule our first meeting at Rugby High School on February 20th at 7:00PM. Parents play a key role in their child’s success in school. I am looking forward to building this forum into something that is beneficial for our school and community. Please go to the following link if you are interested in taking part.
Parent Advisory Membership Link: http://tinyurl.com/oxaxvmd