Parents are our partners in education, and the Brockton Public Schools strives to give parents the tools they need to assist their children as they learn and grow. For the second year, the School Registration and Parent Registration Center is offering an exciting program, the Parents' Academy, which provides parents with free informational workshops.
Parents' Academy was launched in 2006 by then Superintendent of Schools Basan Nembirkow with input from community agencies and members of his Community Advisory Board. The program is supported by the Mayor and city agencies, is designed and staffed by educators, and implemented with assistance from parent liaisons, Community Schools, health and wellness personnel and school staff.
The program is valued by parents, children, educators and community members, whose annual input helps shape the topics of the program. The workshop series is designed to help parents, school staff and day care professionals become full partners in the education of all students. Topics include academic support, effective discipline, health and nutrition and safety issues. Attendees are given resource materials and a certificate of attendance at each workshop. After attending four or more workshops, participants are invited to an end-of-year recognition ceremony where they are honored as being part of our Parent Leadership Team.
Research shows that the more parents are involved, the better their children do in school, and we are always working toward academic success for all children.
All Parents' Academy workshops are facilitated by experienced professionals and include curriculum and information tailored to the given topic. The 90-minute workshops are held throughout the year at the Arnone Elementary School.
For more information or to sign up, please contact:
Brockton Public Schools
Specialist for Parent Involvement
43 Crescent Street ~ Lower Level
Brockton, Massachusetts 02301
All of our workshops include:
* Curriculum and information tailored to the given topic
* Experienced facilitation
* Materials and resources
* Evaluation and recommendations for next steps
* Certificates of participation
Once a parent attends four or more workshops during the school year, they will be invited to a ceremony in June 2007. The ceremony will recognize each parent for taking part in the workshops and being part of our parent leadership team. The home - school - community partnership is the key to academic success for all students in our school system!
Children are our most valuable natural resource.
HERBERT CLARK HOOVER (1874 - 1964)
31ST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education.
JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917 - 1963)
35TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES