As we look forward to starting the 2014-2015 school year, we want our parents to be aware of ways they can be involved in their child's academic experience. The New Haven Public Schools invites parents to join The Citywide Parent Leadership Team (CPLT). This team consists of parents from each school who work to provide input to the district. This is an open group and encourages participation from parents interested in becoming more involved with both individual schools and the school district. For additional information, go to NHPSparents.
Also, as part of JCD's efforts to ensure effective and ongoing communciation with our parents, in conjunction with our Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), we are hoping to establish a network of room parents for each classroom. More information will be available at orientations as well as during the first few days of school. A room parent helps to facilitate communication between parents and the teacher and supports the teacher in needs that may arise. The responsibilities of a room parent will vary from teacher to teacher and grade to grade. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
*Meet with the teacher to discuss the role he or she would like the room parent to play
*Recruit other parents to help in the duty of room parents
*Help organize class parties and enrichment opportunities
*Call or email parents to line up chaperones for field trips
*Send out reminders—via email, phone or notes that go home with the students—about upcoming events, meetings, field trips
We do hope you will give some consideration to participating in these opportunites.