The Waldron School District's goal is:
- To strengthen the partnership between school, home and the community to enable our children to reach their full potential.
- To enable parents to enhance the learning experience of their children.
- To provide resources designed to strengthen the social, emotional, and academic needs of the family.
- To improve student achievement by involving parents in the education of their children.
To provide district patrons with information, resources, and support as they guide their children and families toward success.
1560 West 6th Street
Waldron, AR 72958
As a parent, you want your child to receive the best education possible. Research overwhelmingly demonstrates that parent involvement in children's learning is positively related to achievement. Waldron School District is committed to parents becoming directly involved in their student's educational process.
55 Ways Parents Can Be Involved
- Share information with a student or class about a hobby.
- Share information with a student or a class about a career.
- Share information with students about a country you visited or lived in.
- Tutor one or a small group of students in reading, math, or other area.
- Help coach an athletic team.
- Help check a student's written work.
- Help put out a school or classroom newsletter.
- Help sew or paint a display.
- Help build something.
- Help students work on a final exhibition or project.
- Help answer the schools' phone.
- Help plan a new playground for the school.
- Help plan a theme-based presentation for students.
- Help present a theme-based program for students.
- Demonstrate cooking from a particular country or culture to students.
- Share a particular expertise with faculty (such as use of computers, dealing with disruptive students).
- Help students plan and build an outdoors garden or other project to beautify the outside of the school.
- Help coach students competing in an academic competition.
- Help bring senior citizens to school to watch a student production.
- Help arrange learning opportunities in the community.
- Help set up an internship or apprenticeship for a student at your business, organization, or agency.
- Host a one-day 'shadow study' for one or a small group of students about your career in business or some other organization.
- Go on a local field trip with a teacher and a group of students.
- Go on an extended (3-5 day) cross-country field trip with a teacher & students.
- Contact a particular local business or organization regarding possible cooperation.
- Help to create a natural area outside the building where students can learn.
- Serve on an advisory or decision-making committee.
- Serve on the school-wide site council.
- Serve on a school committee that reports to the site council.
- Serve on a district committee representing the school.
- Serve as an officer in the school's PTO.
- Help organize a parent organization for the school.
- Help design a parent and or student survey for the school.
- Help conduct and or tabulate results of a parent survey regarding the school.
- Share information or advocate for the school.
- Serve as a member of a 'telephone tree' to distribute information quickly.
- Write a letter to legislators about the school.
- Write a letter to school board members about the school.
- Go to a school board meeting to advocate for the school.
- Go to another school to provide information about this school.
- Help design a brochure or booklet about the school.
- Help translate information from the school into a language other than English.
- Help translate at a parent-teacher conference for people who don't speak English well.
- Provide transportation to a parent-teacher conference for a parent who needs a ride.
- Write an article for publication in a magazine about the school's activities.
- Help arrange for a political leader (mayor, city council, state representative, member of Congress) to visit the school.
- Increase financial resources available to the school.
- Help write a proposal that would bring new resources to the school.
- Donate materials to the school.
- Arrange for a business or other organization to donate materials to the school.
- Help with a fundraiser for the school.
- Help other parents develop their parenting skills.
- Help teach a class for parents on ways they can be stronger parents.
- Help produce a video for parents on ways they can be more effective parents.
- Help write, publish, and distribute a list of parenting tips."
Tips for Parents
- Teach children that education is very important.
- Establish a positive environment in the home to enable children to study.
- Help children with their homework.
- Show interest in what children do in school and in the home.
- Participate in school activities, programs, assemblies, organizations, projects and other activities.
- Review reports sent by school.
- Attend conferences with your child's teachers.
- Get help for your children when they need it.
- Attend Parent training meetings/conferences.
- Be a school volunteer.
Internet Resources for Parents