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.
- We believe parents are the child's first teacher; therefore, they are important to the teacher/parent working relationship.
- We believe that the family is the single most powerful influence on a child's education.
- We believe that the parent's attitude toward school affects their child's attitude toward school.
- We believe that effective and consistent communication between home and school is essential for developing trust and understanding.
- We believe all children can learn when individual differences are recognized.
- We believe teachers and parents work cooperatively as facilitators for the successful development and education of the child.
- 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.
- We believe building trust between parents and teachers contribute to student success.
- We believe that initial positive communication builds better relationships.
- To have all students reading and achieving successfully in math as measured by LEAP, iLEAP, and other school examinations.
- To increase the number of parent/school relationships and parent's involvement in the education process of their children.
PIE MEMBERS WILL:
- Coordinate and attend Math, Reading, Technology, and Nutrition Nights
- Assist parents with strategies of helping children at home
- Provide "make and take" workshops for parents to create instructional games for home
- Serve parents with homework assistance and tutoring
- Create and distribute parental involvement newsletters
- Help provide schools with materials and supplies
- Assist with Parent Command Centers to monitor children's progress
- Coordinate and assist with school functions and classroom procedures
- Check on and aid schools with corrective actions and improvement plans
- Help with Natchitoches Parish community meetings
- Coordinate and attend parent technology classes and workshops
- Outline and complete parent questionnaires
- Connect with community services to help families and schools
- Conduct fundraising opportunities and grant-writing