PIE | Parents in Education

An NPSB Title I Program

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About Parents in Education (PIE)

Parent in Education (PIE) is designed as a district committee to assist parents, administrators, schools, teachers and the community in complying with the Parental Involvement regulations of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. By providing a more inclusive parent program, emphasis will be put on involvement; educators will be trained to work with parents, and parents will be prepared to assist their children; thus attaining the ultimate goal of increased student achievement.



  1. We believe parents are the child's first teacher; therefore, they are important to the teacher/parent working relationship.
  2. We believe that the family is the single most powerful influence on a child's education.
  3. We believe that the parent's attitude toward school affects their child's attitude toward school.
  4. We believe that effective and consistent communication between home and school is essential for developing trust and understanding.
  5. We believe all children can learn when individual differences are recognized.
  6. We believe teachers and parents work cooperatively as facilitators for the successful development and education of the child.
  7. We believe that families who stress the school's importance have a positive impact on the child's education and are part of the child's learning.
  8. We believe building trust between parents and teachers contribute to student success.
  9. We believe that initial positive communication builds better relationships.



  1. To have all students reading and achieving successfully in math as measured by LEAP, iLEAP, and other school examinations.
  2. To increase the number of parent/school relationships and parent's involvement in the education process of their children.



  1. Coordinate and attend Math, Reading, Technology, and Nutrition Nights
  2. Assist parents with strategies of helping children at home
  3. Provide "make and take" workshops for parents to create instructional games for home
  4. Serve parents with homework assistance and tutoring
  5. Create and distribute parental involvement newsletters
  6. Help provide schools with materials and supplies
  7. Assist with Parent Command Centers to monitor children's progress
  8. Coordinate and assist with school functions and classroom procedures
  9. Check on and aid schools with corrective actions and improvement plans
  10. Help with Natchitoches Parish community meetings
  11. Coordinate and attend parent technology classes and workshops
  12. Outline and complete parent questionnaires
  13. Connect with community services to help families and schools
  14. Conduct fundraising opportunities and grant-writing


Resources for Parents


Parents Make the Difference! Newsletters


Parents Make the Difference! Activity Calendars


School Agendas & Websites


Helpful Educational Websites & Resources


Need Information? E-mail PIE!


Parental Involvement Notification Form
and Parent Satisfaction Survey



NPSB Parent Command Center


NPSB Website


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Parents Involved in Education (PIE) | Natchitoches Parish Schools
310 Royal Street | Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457
(318) 357-7159 or 357-7176

An NPSB Title I Program
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