Every year the state of Georgia recognizes the month of November as Parent Engagement Month, and schools across the state highlight the role parents play in a student’s education.
Additionally, the third Thursday in November is National Parent Involvement Day. This is a day for all parents to consider how they can get more involved in the education of their children.
In recognition of Parent Engagement Month, Center Elementary School has planned a “Family Night” in partnership with Dairy Queen to help support the school.
“Center Elementary would like to invite all parents and the Center community to come out to Dairy Queen on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.,” said Principal Tyler Bennett. “Our school’s PTO will receive 10 percent of the night’s sales courtesy of Dairy Queen. I would like to especially thank the general manger of Dairy Queen Ms. Stacey Hunt for all of her hard work in partnering with us and agreeing to work with us on this special night.”
Center’s parent involvement coordinator along with Center staff will be there throughout the event. A parent engagement table will be set up for parents to pick up information on how to become more involved in supporting their child’s educational needs. Susan Tison, parent involvement coordinator, and Amanda Haley, PTO president, will have information on how to get more involved in the “great things” that are going on at Center Elementary.
Also, there will be information concerning the Georgia Milestones End of Grade Assessment System for third through fifth grade students. There will also be handouts on homework helpers, test-taking strategies and how to access educational sites at home that are funded by Title I monies.
“We are looking forward to seeing our students and their families at Dairy Queen,” said Tison. “Come by for a family meal or an ice cream treat! Most importantly spend time with your Center family! We hope to see all of our parents and students!”