Elementary School is dedicated to involving and engaging
parents/guardians/families in their child's work. At Guyandotte Elementary we
do this in a few different ways, below are a few examples of how we work to
engage with parents/guardians.
firsts example is through sending home agendas/folders daily that tell
guardians what the student worked on that day and if there were any issues. It
is important that agendas/folders are signed each night to show the teacher you
have read any notes she/he may have added. You can also send notes to the
teacher through the agenda/folder. This is an easy way to communicate with each
other. If you need to set up an appointment to meet or a phone conference you
can do that as well.
The second example of how we involve parents/guardians in the students’ work is by holding events that allow parents/guardians to come to the school and participate with the students. These days might be set for a single grade or for the whole school. For example, the last few years Guyandotte has hosted Pumpkin Math and invited parents to come in and help their child with math activities centered around pumpkins. Another activity is the Turkey Trot held for grades K-2, which includes activities in reading and writing in fun ways.
The last example of how Guyandotte engages
parents/guardians is by holding after school events that are focused on family
activities. For example, Dr. Seuss Night is a popular event that is held in
March and focuses on different reading aspects while including fun activities.
Each month there is at least one Parent Engagement activity. Some activities
are focused on certain grades, while others are open to all grades (such as Dr.
Seuss Night is open to everyone, but our event Donuts & Data was for
Kindergartners). Surveys of the event are usually handed out and are a great
way for parents/guardians to tell us what they liked, didn't like, and what
they would want to see in the future.