Fall 2014 Campaign

Involving Families in Academic Life

We all know that one of the most important partnerships we have is with our families. I believe that in order to have a more successful partnership with these families and to make them feel welcomed, we should invite them into classes, take extra efforts to reach out, be flexible with event planning and scheduling, host community forums on topics they've deemed important, and add a personal touch. At my clubs this year, we're trying to implement a PAC (Parent Advisory Committee), sending out two handwritten notes a month to parents congratulating them on what their student has done in the club, and inviting parents with special talents to teach hobby classes in the club. We're seeking to empower our families as well as make them see that they're an integral role in our after school community.

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Idea No. 51