Creating family friendly schools 6-9-10 with narrative 2

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Creating family friendly schools 6-9-10 with narrative 2

  1. 1. Creating Family Friendly Schools<br />
  2. 2. Entering the Community<br />Provide signs to direct visitors to the school<br />
  3. 3. Signs for the School Building<br />
  4. 4. Clearly Marked Parking for Visitors<br />Clearly Marked Handicapped Parking<br />Designated Parking Spaces<br />
  5. 5. Entrance<br />Welcoming Outside Entrance<br />Welcoming Signs<br />Welcoming Signs at the School Entrance<br />
  6. 6. Welcome to Our School<br />Greeter to Direct and Welcome Visitors<br />Signs Direct Visitors<br />Signs Welcome Families<br />
  7. 7. Communication and Recognition<br />Reusable Monthly Calendars<br />Whiteboards with Daily Messages<br />Recognition of Students and Families<br />
  8. 8. School Office<br /><ul><li>Friendly Staff
  9. 9. In-Service Training
  10. 10. Office Hours Posted
  11. 11. Maps of Building</li></ul>Office is Near Entrance<br />No Barrier Between <br />Families and Staff<br />Counters are Family Friendly<br />VIP- Very Important Parent/Guest<br />
  12. 12. Waiting <br />Area<br /><ul><li>Table and Chairs
  13. 13. Sofa
  14. 14. Plants
  15. 15. Reading Materials
  16. 16. Tours of School are Provided</li></li></ul><li>Principals Office<br />Welcoming Office<br /><ul><li>Principal’s office hours are posted
  17. 17. Seeks feedback
  18. 18. Coffee with the principal offered
  19. 19. Communication with parents and the community</li></li></ul><li>Staff Showcase<br />
  20. 20. Staff Showcase<br /><ul><li>Names
  21. 21. Degrees
  22. 22. Backgrounds</li></li></ul><li>Displays of Student Work<br />Paintings by students<br />Holiday Family Projects<br />Pennants Created by Students<br />
  23. 23. Displays of Population Served<br />Resources for Military Families<br />
  24. 24. School is Clean and Inviting<br />Clean Bathrooms<br />Inviting Hallways<br />Benches Made by Principal and Parents<br />
  25. 25. Character Education<br />Special Hallway Signs<br />Responsibility<br />Encouragement<br />Continue to Reinforce<br />Kindness and Acceptance<br />
  26. 26. Signs<br />Uniformed Signage<br />Room Number, Teacher’s Name and Subject<br />Post Academic Standards and Course of Study<br />
  27. 27. Classrooms<br />Welcoming Classrooms<br />Creative Environments<br /><ul><li>Weekly Folders
  28. 28. Positive Phone Calls and Postcards
  29. 29. E-mails
  30. 30. Teacher Webpages
  31. 31. Welcome Chair
  32. 32. Adult Sized Chairs
  33. 33. No Barrier Between Parents and Teacher During Conferences
  34. 34. Parent Bulletin Board</li></ul>Colorful and Friendly Communication with Families<br />
  35. 35. School Spirit<br />School Mascot on Signs<br />School Colors Throughout School<br />Walkway with School’s Team Name<br />School Spirit Store<br />
  36. 36. Alumni<br /> <br />Distinguished Alumni Hall of Achievement<br />Include a Link on School’s Website for Alumni<br />Create Ways to Keep Alumni Connected to the School<br />
  37. 37. Family Resource Center<br />Books<br />Educational Materials<br />Resources<br />
  38. 38. Educational Resources<br />Comfortable Space for Families<br />Parenting Resources for Families<br />Computer Access for Families<br />
  39. 39. Resource Area in a Hallway<br />Portable Resource Area for Parents<br />Resource Area in High School Alcove<br />Portable Display<br />Resource Area in Alcove of Jr./Sr. HS<br />
  40. 40. Family Resource Room<br />Community Agency<br />
  41. 41. Library/Media Center<br /><ul><li>Extended Hours
  42. 42. Computer Access
  43. 43. Parents and Students Together
  44. 44. Partner with Local Public Library </li></li></ul><li>Gymnasium<br />Sporting Events<br />Open House<br />Parent Meetings<br />Annual Title I Meeting<br />Open for Community Use<br />
  45. 45. Auditorium/Atrium<br />Auditorium is Comfortable and Handicapped Accessible<br />Atrium is Used for Open House, Multicultural Fairs and Other Community Events<br />
  46. 46. Cafeteria<br />Warm & Inviting<br />Friendly Staff<br />Nutrition Leads to Student Achievement<br />Parents and Students Enjoy Lunch Together<br />
  47. 47. Interactive Homework Assignments<br />Holiday Decorations to Represent Child’s Family<br />TIPS: Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork<br />
  48. 48. Family Friendly<br />Meeting Rooms<br />Staff Photos<br />
  49. 49. Friendly Signs<br />Welcome Bags<br />Leaving the Building<br />
  50. 50. Resources<br />www.nyspirc.org<br />www.familyfriendlyschools.org<br />www.partnershipschools.org<br />www.csos.jhu.edu/P2000/tips/index.htm<br />www.knowhow2go.org<br />(This presentation was adapted from www.familyfriendlypartnershipschools.org)<br />
  51. 51. www.nyspirc.org<br />What Can You Do?<br />

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