Parent Engagement

Parent, Family, & Community Engagement

 
 
Mission: To use the Ohio Department of Education’s Six Standards of Family Engagement to foster success for all families.
 
1. Create a welcoming school climate.
2. Provide families information related to child development and creating supportive learning environments.
3. Establish effective school-to-home and home-to-school communication
4. Strengthen families’ knowledge and skills to support and extend their children’s learning at home and in the community
5. Engage families in school planning, leadership and meaningful volunteer opportunities
6. Connect students and families to community resources that strengthen and support students’ learning and well-being
 
Purpose: To partner schools, families and community stakeholder agencies for two-way communication while providing education, resources and services.
 
 

#1 Predictor for Student Success

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities vary by school (open to parents, families and community stakeholders) and generally fall into these categories: Instructional, Building Support, Special Events, and Organizations.
Instructional
Instructional volunteers provide student support with an emphasis on direct instruction on a regular basis under the direct supervision of professional educators, administrators, and/or certified staff. Instructional Services can include, but are not limited to:
  • Tutoring one-on-one or in small group settings in any subject
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy support
  • Math Literacy
 
Building Support
Building Support volunteers supplement non-instructional time by assisting teachers and other educational support professional with the day-to-day tasks of the school organization. Building Support Service opportunities can include, but are not limited to:
  • Performing clerical duties
  • Organizing supplies and materials
  • Copying, scanning and/or faxing non-confidential information for public dissemination
  • Assisting visitors with sign-in and sign-out procedures
Special Events
Special Event volunteers help to facilitate classroom and school-wide special event activities and programming throughout the year. Opportunities can include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Assisting with book fairs, festivals, field days, extended learning opportunities, Open House, Back to School Bash, Title I- Math and Literacy Nights, fundraising, etc.
  • Supporting Career Days, College Fairs, Senior Capstone school dances, parades, athletic events, FAFSA Nights/ College and Career events
  • Helping with newsletters, yearbooks, publicity
  • Community resources, agencies, and servicesrganizations

Organizations 

Parent and community organizations are encouraged to partner with schools to enrich the learning experiences for all students. Since each building is unique, there are unlimited opportunities to develop a cultural response to meet the needs of all families. Organization opportunities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • PTO, Parent Engagement Monthly Meetings, Parents with Power
  • 21st Century Grant- Before and After-school activities, off campus events, job-shadowing, RAMS Level Up, Boys to Men, Girls on the Run

Staff Info.

Ella Jordan-Isaac
Parent Engagement Specialist
Office: 937-854-3050 x 1181

Monthly Meetings

*All Parent Engagement Meetings will take place at the Board of Education Central Office Building. Topics subject to change.
Please check the district’s website at: www.trotwood.k12.oh.us and follow us on FaceBook at TMCSD for updates.
** Registration and attendance to a 90- minute Volunteer Orientation session is required. Ongoing
To register, Contact Ella Jordan Isaac, Parent Engagement Specialist at: (937) 854-3050 ext. 1181 or ellajordanisaac@trotwood.k12.oh.us
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