Schools to Celebrate American Education Week and National Parent Involvement Day
Release Date: 11/12/2009 9:04:15 AM
Carroll County Public Schools will join schools across the country in celebrating American Education Week from November 15-21, 2009. This year’s theme is “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” A highlight of the week is the designation of Thursday, November 19, as National Parent Involvement Day.
Parents and members of the community are welcome to visit schools to meet administrators and staff, view the facilities, gain knowledge of the instructional program, and share personal ideas. Visitors should arrange their visit in advance to ensure that the time is appropriate and does not interfere with planned activities. All visitors are asked to report to the school office on arrival at the school.
Schools are celebrating American Education Week and National Parent Involvement Day with special activities and events. A sampling of these activities is listed below. Please contact your child’s school for specific activities, dates, and times.
Parents at Cranberry Station Elementary School are invited to observe a reading or math lesson in their child’s classroom one day during the week. Drop-in sessions will be provided for parents to explain the reading comprehension strategies that their child is using. They are especially working with dads by using reading materials that would appeal to them, such as Sports Illustrated and graphic novels.
Ebb Valley Elementary School will sponsor “Munchies with Mom” on Thursday, November 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Beverages and snacks will be provided.
Parents at Liberty High School are invited to visit classrooms and watch learning as it happens. Peer facilitators, student aides, and LFI students will greet guests in the lobby. A coffee with acting principal Tom Clowes will be held on Wednesday, November 18, at 8:00 a.m.
Linton Springs Elementary School will host several reading and math workshops for parents.
Francis Scott Key High School will hold activities for parents on Wednesday, November 18. Activities will include science research demos in the research lab and “Test Your Financial Fitness IQ.” Completed dance pieces and student choreography also will be featured.
Manchester Elementary School will hold “Dads and Donuts” on Thursday, November 19. Second graders will participate in an author’s tea.
The dedication ceremony for Manchester Valley High School will be held on Sunday, November 15, at 2:00 p.m.
Grandparent Day and a reception will be held at Mt. Airy Middle School on Thursday, November 19. Sixth grade students are writing invitations to their grandparents.
New Windsor Middle School will hold an honor roll assembly on Tuesday, November 17, to recognize 277 students who received all A’s and B’s on their recent report card. Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited. There will be a brief award ceremony and refreshments. All students will receive a bumper sticker and coupons from Chick-fil-A and Players. Sixth grade students will also receive an Honor Roll pennant.
Northwest Middle School will hold honor roll rallies for each grade on Friday, November 20. Honor roll students will compete in academic and physical challenges to win prizes.
Piney Ridge Elementary School will host parent workshops on the “Raz Kids” at-home reading program on Tuesday, November 17, from 5-6 p.m. They also will be teaching students to use the program at school. A technology workshop for parents will be held on Tuesday, November 17, from 11-11:30 a.m. Family Math Night will be held on Thursday, November 19, at 6:15 p.m.. Students will lead and participate in a variety of math-related activities.
Robert Moton Elementary School will celebrate with grade level celebrations, letters to parents, and parent participation in classroom activities. A Partnership Party for Title I parents will be held during lunch and evening hours on Thursday, November 19.
Westminster Elementary School will emphasize grandparent day. A photographer will be on hand to take photos. There will be a day for dads later in the school year.
The Future Educators of America at Winters Mill High School will host an open house breakfast on Thursday, November 19. A continental breakfast will be provided for parents. The second annual College Night/Post-Secondary Education Night will be held on Wednesday, December 2.