Let’s Get Parents  On Our Side!! Here are some practical ways to have parents of ELL students involved and participating i...
Speak Their Language <ul><li>Find a common language to support communication </li></ul><ul><li>Find a bilingual interprete...
Translate All Materials  Sent Home <ul><li>Report cards </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming school events </li></ul><ul><li>Homewor...
Parents Should Know  All Staff <ul><li>Have a list of names available of bilingual staff in the school. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Inform Parents of Curriculum <ul><li>Information regarding: </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarks </li>...
Information on Expectations <ul><li>Inform parents of student expectations in the classroom: homework, behavior, classroom...
Available Language Programs For Adults <ul><li>Find various language programs for  parents to be involved with: family lit...
Back-to-School Night <ul><li>With your back-to-school night, various languages can be represented (interpreters needed) </...
Assisting Parents to Help Us <ul><li>Listen to concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide mater...
Let’s Get Parents  On Our Side!! <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Families </li></ul><ul><li...
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Let’s get parents

  1. 1. Let’s Get Parents On Our Side!! Here are some practical ways to have parents of ELL students involved and participating in their child’s education:
  2. 2. Speak Their Language <ul><li>Find a common language to support communication </li></ul><ul><li>Find a bilingual interpreter for conferences, back to school nights, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn a few words in their language </li></ul>
  3. 3. Translate All Materials Sent Home <ul><li>Report cards </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming school events </li></ul><ul><li>Homework </li></ul><ul><li>Positive behavior feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Field Trips </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom newsletter </li></ul>
  4. 4. Parents Should Know All Staff <ul><li>Have a list of names available of bilingual staff in the school. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a list of names available of district staff. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Inform Parents of Curriculum <ul><li>Information regarding: </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment tools </li></ul>
  6. 6. Information on Expectations <ul><li>Inform parents of student expectations in the classroom: homework, behavior, classroom rules, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Information on parent expectations for the school year: volunteering for field trips, helping in classroom, etc. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Available Language Programs For Adults <ul><li>Find various language programs for parents to be involved with: family literacy activities, parenting classes, language classes, etc. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Back-to-School Night <ul><li>With your back-to-school night, various languages can be represented (interpreters needed) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide food at the event </li></ul><ul><li>Answer parents’ requests for schedules, transportation, child care, etc. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Assisting Parents to Help Us <ul><li>Listen to concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Answer questions </li></ul><ul><li>Provide materials in native language </li></ul>
  10. 10. Let’s Get Parents On Our Side!! <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Families </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>School </li></ul>
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