Parents build school success|Teachers welcome parents meetings

Published 6:35 am Wednesday, October 14, 2009

By Staff
— By Lisa Tindell and
Kerry Whipple Bean
Parents across the state will be headed to school next week for the annual statewide involvement month programs.
The Alabama Department of Education has themed the month-long observance “Families and Schools — Perfect Partners.” A special visitation day has been designated for Oct. 19.
Escambia County Schools Parental Involvement Supervisor Magaline Marshall said the annual event is a great way to bring parents and school faculty and staff together.
Marshall said encouraging parents to be involved their child’s education is one way educators can help students succeed.
Marshall said each school within the Escambia County School system would have programs or activities planned to involve parents throughout the month with special focus on activities Oct. 19.
To learn more about the statewide parent visitation month events and parent involvement opportunities, contact your child’s school or Marshall at 368-0305.
Brewton City Schools are also taking part in Parent Contact Day, with opportunities for parents to make appointments to meet with their children’s teachers.
Brewton Middle School Principal Doug Prater said parents can call and make an appointment with teachers as well.
Prater said if parents cannot make an appointment for Monday, they can call and make an appointment for another day and time.
At Brewton Elementary School, Principal Saundra Ellis said officials are hoping for 100 percent participation by parents, who can schedule parent-teacher conferences throughout the week.

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