J-HES Wraparound Committee hosts first Parent University Meeting

On Monday, August 28, the Jonesboro-Hodge Elementary Wraparound Committee hosted its first Parent University Meeting. The goal of Parent University is to host a series of meetings, creating an ongoing learning process driven by the ideas and needs of local parents.

The focus of the first meeting was encouraging guardians to “Start the Year Off Strong” which included the Basics of Back to School, Accessing Parent Connect, Parent-Teacher Communication, PBIS, Title I, and even Future Planning.

“We recognize that parents are their child’s first teacher. We look to expand the learning opportunities at home. We also view parents as advocates and leaders and encourage them to ask questions and serve on various school and local committees. Lastly, we know that it is impossible to pour from an empty cup. We are here to connect parents with any resources needed to pursue their personal and professional goals. Research has shown that the wellbeing and development of students strongly depend on the wellbeing of all other family members and of the family as a whole.” – Ms. Danielle Copeland, J-HES Principal.

*Special thanks to the J-HHS Tiger Paws (under the direction of Mrs. Yunti Belton) for serving as childcare during this event and Mrs. Amy Hay, Assessment and Accountability Supervisor for providing a detailed vertical alignment on how College and Career Readiness begins as young as the Elementary level.

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