Parent Engagement

Parent Engagement

Guyandotte 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. 

The 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.