Fwd: National Parental Involvement Day
- Subject: Fwd: National Parental Involvement Day
- From: Karen Hartke <Khartkeft@AOL.COM>
- Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 15:40:27 EST
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How about: Standardized Tests and Parental Involvement pieces making their
way to this conference? Anyone going or know someone going or want to go and
speak up against the testing movement and how it can harm the "compact?"
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- Subject: Re: National Parental Involvement Day
- From: Project Appleseed <projectappleseed@K12MAIL.COM>
- Date: Tue, 2 Nov 1999 21:23:14 -0800
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During the next six months, Project Appleseed is bringing together five (5) million parents, grandparents, and caring adults to take the Parental Involvement Pledge beginning with National Parental Involvement Day, November 18, 1999 and ending with Public School Volunteer Week, April 16-22, 2000. By using the Parental Involvement Pledge, you and your school(s) can affirm the importance of family involvement in children's learning while organizing thousands of hours of volunteer time for your school(s).
U.S. Department of education research shows that schools with properly implemented compacts like the Parental Involvement Pledge, raise student achievement higher than at similar schools without compacts and pledges. That is why Title I, the federal law that helps children in high poverty communities to achieve, requires every school it serves to form a pledge. Pledges have a greater impact on student learning than other types of home-school interactions. Principals of schools with pledges report greater family involvement in homework and more parents reading with children at home. Best of all, schools with the greatest needs seem to benefit the most.
Take five minutes and come and visit our virtual headquarters at www.projectappleseed.org and take the Pledge online. Each person who takes the Pledge will recieve a free electronic volunteer profile of themselves. The profile contains a convient list of 37 activities in which you can choose to volunteer. Each profile can then be used in any public school.
Thank you for your time and consideration and please forgive any crossposting.
P.S. Please ask other parents, educators, caring adults and schools to take the Pledge too. Give our web address to others who you think would want to take personal responsibility for improving America's public schools!
Kevin S. Walker
President & National Director
The National Campaign for
Public School Improvement
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