Parent Participation Program
94 Objectives for your Parental Involvement Program
Introduction- PARENT & FAMILIES
Objective 1 — The school will communicate and nurture qualities found. in healthy families.
Objective 2 — The school personnel will demonstrate a sensitive awareness regarding different kinds of family units and structures.
Objective 3 — Parents will learn how to evaluate and improve their current practices as a family by comparing and contrasting areas to seven characteristics under “Healthy Family.”
Objective 4 — The school will offer assistance to families who want to keep growing and improving as a unit. Parents will be helped with some specific places to begin.
THE PARENT AS A PERSON
Objective 5 — The school will verbally and graphically acknowledge the importance of parents and the multifaceted responsibilities that parents have to their children.
Objective 6 — The school will provide hope to parents by presenting valuable perspectives that enable parents to keep a positive outlook toward themselves and toward their children.
Objective 7 — Parents are frequently critical of themselves. Whenever they have a bad day, they immediately see themselves as a failure. The school will assist parents by reinforcing positive parenting practices.
Objective 8 — The school will communicate frequently the importance of a role model. For example, children cannot learn respect unless they have adult role models who demonstrate respectful listening.
Objective 9 — The school will promote a calm, nurturing, and emotionally supportive environment in the students’ homes.
Objective 10 — The school will train parents in the technique of self -disclosure. This technique is a powerful strategy that enables children and their parents to develop incredible trust in each other.
Objective 11 — The school and parent leadership team will work cooperatively to help all parents in the school family understand why parents fail and to assist parents in reducing failure.
Objective 12 — The school will assist parents to build a meaningful, sustained, and accurate self in themselves as well as in their children, with a primary focus on building a strong inner self.
Objective 13 — The school will make a commitment toward promoting personal responsibility and Responsibility Management in homes.
Objective 14 — The school will assist parents by increasing their discerning skills so that they can parent in planned and calculated ways.
Objective 1 5 — The school will assist parents in seeing the benefits and payoffs of a positive mental attitude and Best Result thinking.
Objective 16 — The school will develop a school wide theme on initiative as a model to support parents and children in developing a life of initiative ( The highest form of Responsibility).
Objective 17 — The school will reach out to “pre-parents” and to the parents of infants to share insights of what parents can do to make their children successful in school. Winning from the beginning!
Objective 18 — The school will assist parents in helping their children develop respect, service, and self restraint as factors in developing a healthy self-esteem. Parents will discover when you take care of respect in your home everything else is taken care of!
Objective 19 — The school will provide a activity that will enable parents to take from their own experiences characteristics of people who have had a positive influence on them.
Objective 20 –The school will assist parents to help them see that their influence is a major factor in shaping their child’s destiny.
Objective 21 — The school will make a commitment to encourage parents and to support their efforts in parenting their children by calling, writing, and sending messages.
Objective 22 — The school will provide leadership in assisting parents to help their children become goal setters.
Objective 23 — The school will help parents to see the importance of carefully chosen words and affirmations in talking with their children.
Objective 24 — The school will train parents in the importance of selecting words that get the most positive results from their children.
PARENT AS A PARTNER
Objective 25 — The school will promote active parent participation through partnerships.
Objective 26 — The school will illicit information from parents and the community (since no one entity can do this alone) that will clearly define the qualities/characteristics of an educated person.
Objective 27 — The school leadership team will educate parents and teachers on the different ways that volunteers can be used in the school.
Objective 28 — The school will identify parents and establish a file of parents with unique skills which could be used to help with school wide projects.
Objective 29 — The school will promote the importance of parents as partners in reading, math, spelling, and other disciplines.
Objective 30 — The school, in cooperation with the parent/teacher organization, will survey the community, keep a record of volunteer responsibilities, log volunteer hours, and implement a parent volunteer recognition event.
Objective 31 — The school will work closely with the home to mutually share information on what or who motivates children to learn.
THE PARENT AS A PROBLEM SOLVER
KNOWING YOUR CHILD
Objective 32 — The school will encourage parents to see their children as people to be unfolded not molded, as unique individuals not like their brother or sister, as an investment not an expenditure, as a lifelong relationship not a short term acquaintance, as the nations future not just another number, as a kite that someday will reach heights unknown not as a helpless one caught in its own tail.
Objective 33 — The school will engage parents in new and manageable avenues to really get to know, understand, and value their child’s unique tendencies.
Objective 34 — Parents and schools will learn how to increase the number of Invitations in a child’s life thus increasing the child’s self-esteem.
Objective 35 — The school will heighten the awareness of all adults who live in the community as to the basic needs of children.
Objective 36 — The school will join with parents in assuring that all children receive the three essential affirmations of belief, love, and acceptance.
Objective 37 — The school, in cooperation with the home, will support the goal of helping the child see that their worth includes several areas not based exclusively on the child’s report cards, yet not excluding the child’s report card.
Objective 38 — The school personnel will support and promote the importance of children owning and expressing their feelings in an appropriate manner. Strategies and solutions on mastering your moods will be presented.
Objective 39 — The school will assist families in any major transition, such as death, divorce, or separation.
THE BIG D — DISCIPLINE
Objective 40 — The school will promote positive and effective discipline by assisting parents with a proven philosophical foundation and proven strategies in disciplining children,
Objective 41 — The school will define and promote the type of authority that adults and children respect. .
Objective 42 — The school will equip parents with the skills to write clearly defined limits and will assist parents in understanding how essential effective discipline is.
Objective 43 — After clearly defined limits are established at home and at school, parents and children will be taught many different types of reminders which children can use to help them remember. Kids need reminders more than they need to be informed!
Objective 44 — The school will assist parents in identifying problems and in helping parents equip children with problem solving strategies. Kids will learn five different ways people solve conflicts!
Objective 45 — The school will assist parents in establishing the importance of the word agreement in children following discipline plans.
Objective 46 — Since children do not know what they need, the school will provide alternatives in correcting inappropriate behavior. The school will help parents see that loving and training are synonymous with effective discipline.
Objective 47 — The school and parent leadership will provide training to all upper grade students on being “street proof” and” people wise.”
Objective 48 — The school personnel will share various strategies for assisting parents in promoting and in keeping peace and harmony between siblings.
Objective 49 — The school will assist parents with a positive’ plan for children in doing household chores and in developing a positive work ethic.
Objective SO — The school will assist parents in working with their children in managing their time.
Objective 51 — Parents will be assisted with strategies to help them help their children release and manage strong feelings.
Objective 52 — The school will promote the principles of positive discipline and positive incentives.
Objective 53 — The school will assist parents in seeing that all behavior is learned and maintained by consequences.
TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR RESPONSIBILITY
Objective 54 — The school will assist parents in understanding what responsibility means, and the difference between developing responsibility within a child verses using control techniques.
Objective 55 — The school will promote the concept of building a sense of responsibility in every child.
Objective 56 — Parents will be guided in helping their children see the consequences of their choices.
Objective 57 — The school, working with the business community, will identify traits and abilities essential for employment.
Objective 58 — The school will assist parents to see that all children can be responsible and give the parents a successful formula for achieving responsible behavior.
Objective 59 — The school will help parents see that there are three different ways to work with children: telling, selling, or consulting. Consulting children will bring about more responsible behavior.
Objective 60 — The school personnel will assist parents in helping them see that responsibility cannot be taught, but rather parents need to establish an environment where responsibility is encouraged and cultivated.
Objective 61 — The school will assist parents in training children to recognize that the way a child thinks is the main variable in becoming responsible.
Objective 62 — The school will assist parents in setting responsible limits with their children.
Objective 63 — The school will assist parents to help their children to see that every right implies and necessities a responsibility.
Objective 64 — The school will assist the parent as they help their children learn the payoffs of responsibility through economics and relationships.
Objective 65 — The school will assist parents in training their children in problem solving skills and strategies.
Objective 66 — The school will assist parents in promoting an evaluation first philosophy in their homes.
Objective 67 — The school personnel will assist parents in realizing the importance of specifying what responsible students do.
Objective 68 n The school will assist parents in emphasizing social responsibility as the major focus of a child’s life. ..
Objective 69 — The school personnel will enlighten parents on the most critical elements of developing responsible children in the home.
Objective 70 — The school personnel will assist parents in helping their children make choices that will lead to responsible behavior.
Objective 71 — The school will assist parents as they train their children to become responsible using affirm and confirm strategies.
PROVIDING PARENT INFORMATION School to Home
Objective 72 — The school will take a leadership role in developing an open door policy where change is seen as the norm, and where parents are encouraged to ask questions.
Objective 73 — The school will invite parents to share information about their child so that the school will be knowledgeable about how to work with the family and with the child.
Objective 74 — The school will provide all new parents to the school with a personal tour plus a behind-the-scenes look at the entire school operation.
Objective 75 — The school will stress the importance of asking for information from students that will enable the teaching staff to better work with their unique learning styles.
Objective 76 — By being visible in the community, the school will develop programs and strategies to form home based connections from home to school.
Objective 77 — The school personnel will make every effort to listen to parents as they describe what they need from the school.
Objective 78 — The school will conduct annual surveys and periodic parent assessments to determine parent perceptions about their .child’s program.
Objective 79 — The school will create and encourage the use of simple tools which parents can use in communicating with their child’s teacher.
Objective 80 — Parents will be invited to share their opinions on ; various school proposals and ideas through two way communication tools.
PARENT PROVIDING INFORMATION TO THE SCHOOL- Home to School
Objective 81 — The school will help parents by establishing a practice and procedure for solving school related problems.
Objective 82 — The school will inform parents on the negative impact of prolonged television viewing and on how to use TV as a teaching tool.
Objective 83 — The school will assist parents in preparing for the teen years and on how to relate to their teens.
Objective 84 — The school will coordinate on going seminars for the improvement of parenting skills. Seven Habits of effective parenting, The five Ps of raising responsible children, Strengthening Character in your children Teens needs and tips.
Objective 85 — The school will recognize parents for their positive role in parenting their children.
Objective 86 — The school will designate school/home communication as a top priority and use multifaceted approaches toward keeping parents informed.
Objective 87 — Classroom teachers will keep parents informed regarding major classroom responsibilities, functions, and requirements.
Objective 88 — The school will provide dynamic and continuous parent education for all parents.
Objective 89 — When the school needs major parent support, the school will share their ideas then ask parents to evaluate the merits of the ideas.
Objective 90 — The school principal will send frequent, readable, and motivational principal’s newsletters to all parents.
Objective 91 — The school personnel will identify the critical annual value themes on which the school and the home can work together. Objective 92 — The principal and the staff can send a special letter to the students who are graduating from the school to express their wishes for success and prepare them for the next part of their educational life.
Objective 93 — The school will help parents see the value of the dedicated and committed teachers in the school.
Objective 94 — Above all else, the school must practice and promote the principles of love and compassion to parents and to their children.