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2 years ago
I would love to know what kind of parent nights you incorporate throughout the year. I have been searching the web for ideas to ask for approval for next year.
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+10
2 years ago
Quote from Natalie Alexander
I would love to know what kind of parent nights you incorporate throughout the year. I have been searching the web for ideas to ask for approval for next year.

Having parent participation from the set up to the clean up of the activity should increase partnership. Parents want to become involved and being a part of the organizational steps will increase their acceptance of importance to the educational success of their children as well as bridge the gap between schools and communities. Hope this helps. :) Keep us posted.
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2 years ago
Quote from Natalie Alexander
I would love to know what kind of parent nights you incorporate throughout the year. I have been searching the web for ideas to ask for approval for next year.

Parent nights are either meet and greet or discussion of academic progress. It would be nice to work with parents outside of the academic meetings. This would allow both teachers and parents to collaborate on the other areas of school.
Full Member
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8 months ago
Early on in my career I had a parent night just by myself. It helped to answer questions from concerned parents, but it also bombarded me with a lot of questions that I wasn't yet ready to answer. I would also recommend using social media to spread the word about what goes on in your class. That way parents see what is going on with their students without having to take time out of their schedule to come to the building.
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+2
8 months ago
Quote from MSouderSpanish
Early on in my career I had a parent night just by myself. It helped to answer questions from concerned parents, but it also bombarded me with a lot of questions that I wasn't yet ready to answer. I would also recommend using social media to spread the word about what goes on in your class. That way parents see what is going on with their students without having to take time out of their schedule to come to the building.

I agree.

Parents do want to keep abreast of what is happening in class without having the headache of finding the time to come to school on a work night.
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+11
7 months ago
Quote from Natalie Alexander
I would love to know what kind of parent nights you incorporate throughout the year. I have been searching the web for ideas to ask for approval for next year.

We have a parent night every month where we talk about ways to help the children at home and school. We center it around a concept like math, science reading or language, show them activities to do and send home everythingthat they need for it. We always have free food and door prizes too.
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7 months ago
What types of door prizes do you give?
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7 months ago
I have play groups once a month. My students come back to school with their entire family to play with their friends and their families. While the kids play, the parents and I are talking informally. I began these three years ago. I hold them from 5-7. Usually, food appears that is shared.
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6 months ago
We have books from schoalstic that the principal gets and some from Halprice books that were donated. We also go to Walmart,Target and HEB and get gift cards and board games donated. We have food from Chick-fil-a or a local pizza place donated. We have gotten pretty fluent in getting the items donated.

This year we are going to have it separated by gradelevels instead of all together. We will have 2 nights a month that the families can come up and explore activities that will help their students. We are are hoping that it works as well as the one night a month last year.
Full Member
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6 months ago
We have had several different ones in the past. We have had math nights, science nights, reading nights. We have done fall festivals and learning carnivals (where each class has a learning activity). Most recently we had a culture night where we represented all the cultures represented in our school.
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