At Yale Elementary, parent involvement is a school-wide expectation. Teachers and staff members work closely with parents to provide the highest quality education to students.
There are two major branches of school organization that partner with parents: PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) and SAC (School Accountability Committee). PTO is open to all parents, and provides opportunity for leadership roles on various committees that benefit our children. You are invited to attend any or all of the PTO functions where you will meet other parents and build community as you support your child’s education.
Resources for Parents
The research-based Colorado Early Learning and Development Guidelines provide descriptions for what children can know and are able to do so that everyone who interacts with young children can prepare them for a lifetime of success.
Parents are actively involved in helping young people succeed in school. At home you can:
- Talk with your child about school.
- Attend school events.
- Speak with each of your child's teachers in person at least once during the school year. Call to check in every other month.
- Regularly ask your kids what they are learning in school. Offer to help with homework in appropriate ways. Example: It's okay to help a child plan a special paper, and to be available for advice, suggestions, or rides to the library. It's not okay to write the paper.
- When you receive a school calendar, enter important dates and events onto your family calendar. Make attending school events a family priority.
- Join the Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) at Yale. If you can't volunteer a lot of time, there may still be ways to help.
- If you're concerned about circumstances or events at school, talk to teachers and administrators. If you feel that you're not being heard, talk to other parents about constructive ways to address your concerns.
- In general, parents tend to be most involved with their child's education during the early years of elementary school, less involved as children get older. Make it a point to stay actively involved for as long as your child is in school.