At Pea Ridge Primary School we feel like communication with the parents and keeping them up to date on ways that they can be involved in their child’s school life is very important. Some of the things that we help promote this involvement is through:
- Facebook: The district has a facebook page that we will utilize to put reminders of upcoming events and announcements for our school.
- Website (http://www.pearidgeprimary.weebly.com): Our school has a website that is filled with resources. Also each teacher has a website where information about what they are teaching, contact information and the classroom routines will be found there.
- Volunteer Survey (found in the information packet):We use the information turned in on this form to see what parents would like to volunteer for specific type of events or jobs.
- Family Leader Nights: These are nights that are held once a semester. Be watching for more information on these.
- Parent Center (information found in the packet): This is a area in our school has learning activities, games and resources that parents can check out and use with their children to assist in their learning at home.There are also many various brochures and handouts that are also available free to the parents.
- Parental Involvement Plan (found on the website under “policies” tab): This is where you can find a more in depth understanding of how our school and district conducts parental involvement.
- Parental Involvement Committee: Aaron Gaffigan, Principal; Rebecca Allen, Parental Involvement Coordinator; Mindy Hanna, Counselor; Paige Hendricks, Teacher; Merenda Wilkerson, Parent; Betsy Heckman, Parent
- School-Parent Compact (found on the website under “policies” tab or in the handbook): This is where you can find the recommended roles of the parent, and student.
- Home to School Newsletter: There is a monthly newsletter that is sent home with articles on various subjects to help parents with the home to school connection. It also has activities and ideas of things to use at home to reinforce learning.