There are many ways to get involved at Anthony. Please check with your child's teacher, the Volunteer Opportunities page and the Panther Post to see how you can be involved in the school.
Ongoing research shows that family engagement in schools improves student achievement, reduces absenteeism, and restores parents’ confidence in their children’s education. Students with involved parents or other caregivers earn higher grades and test scores, have better social skills, and show improved behavior. Becoming active in a school’s parent group is an important way to increase involvement. Involvement also encompasses:
Setting goals with children and fostering achievement of those goals;
Accessing and using children’s academic scores to ensure they’re on track;
Frequently viewing the parent portal (or whichever tool their school uses);
Developing a relationship with children’s teachers and keeping in touch with them often; and
Advocating for improvements in the school building and with local school boards and state and federal government to ensure schools have the resources they need to provide a world class education to every student.
The most significant type of involvement is what parents do at home. By monitoring, supporting and advocating, parents can be engaged in ways that ensure that their children have every opportunity for success. As the leaders of the nation’s largest education and child advocacy associations, we have seen firsthand the positive impact of family engagement on student success and school improvement. We encourage all parents to take an active role in their children’s education on “Parents Day” and all year round.
Great schools are a basic right and our shared responsibility. To all parents and families, “thank you” for being part of the education team. Find out more on how parents and families can contribute to student success by visiting the National Education Association and the National Parent Teacher Association.
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