Parent Participation Program
Our parent participation program is an important part of our school. It is designed to encourage parent involvement in the day-to-day activities of the children, their school life and program. Our goal is to help develop children who are confident, productive and responsible students who take pride in the work they do. This goal cannot be carried out without active and ongoing support of the entire Brighton community. Students who observe their parents getting involved in their classroom, activities or events realize the importance of school. They understand that if you, as their parent, put time towards their education, then you value what is happening at Brighton Schools. This does make a difference in our students’ attitudes, successes and performance.
- Parents and community develop a better understanding of, and support for, what the school is doing.
- Schools better understand the needs and concerns of parents and the community.
- Self-esteem of children increases.
- Student academic performance improves.
- School programs are adjusted to meet the needs of children and adults more fully.
- Parent-child relationships improve.
- The community is strengthened through newly developed relationships between parents.
- The community feels more connected to the school.
- Parents play a vital role in decision-making processes.
It is our expectation that one parent or guardian from each family contribute 25 hours of his or her time towards the school and its functions. If there is more than one child, then 40 hours will be required. If the hours are not met, a charge of $5.00 per remaining hours will be charged to your billing account at the end of the year. Our goal is to get everyone involved in the school community.
We realize that many people think getting involved is limited to taking time off of work to come into the classroom. This is not the case! We want to create an opportunity for each parent to participate in our program without disrupting family or work time. We will provide a simple tracking system and event calendar for your ease and convenience. Here are some ideas on how you can help.
Projects can involve helping us with the school garden, the Fall Festival, Holiday Cantata, Website or marketing, Yearbook, or other recurring or ongoing projects.
Fundraisers needs committees/chairs, planners organizers and helping hands. Our fundraisers include Fall Raffle Baskets, Book Faire, See’s Candy, Art Auction, and Read-a-Thon. Committees will be chosen at the start of the year.
Teachers need help to complete even the smallest jobs. Prep work (here at school), cutting, pencil sharpening, table cleaning, Docents, copying, organizing help are just some examples of things that are needed. Room Parents will be declared at the start of school as well.
Bloggers, photographers, Makeover assistance, Classroom help (during the day). Centers help is always welcome. Talk to your child’s teacher about a good time to come in and help with curriculum.
Support can come as field trip drivers or chaperones, or building beautification, maintenance or IT help.
Parent Volunteers must commit to a minimum of the following standards:
- 2 Parent Club Meetings (1 hour each- unless a workshop is scheduled)
- 1 Favorite Project (4 hours)
- 1 Favorite Fundraiser
Although our ultimate goal is to engage parents to create active partners, we realize that life can dictate available time. In those instances, financial or supply donations can also satisfy parent hours. Please speak with your student’s teachers or school administration to determine the needs our school might have.