by California State PTA Family Engagement Commission
February 13-17th is Take Your Family to School Week. This annual event, created by the National PTA In 2006, gives families a chance to see what happens on their child’s school campus. It’s all about helping families, teachers, and school staff connect by holding events both on campus and virtually.
As National PTA explains, “Research shows that family engagement supports student success. Students with involved parents are more likely to earn higher grades and pass their classes, attend school regularly, have better social skills and go on to post-secondary education.”
Here are some resources to help your school or PTA create strong family-to-school connections, whether it’s next week or any other time of year:
- National PTA provides Eight Ways to Celebrate on its Take Your Family to School Week web page. They include resources devoted to diversity, equity and inclusion; links to programs that support student success; podcasts for parents; registration for a webinar series about the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships; and more.
- Visit the California State PTA Take Your Family to School Week webpage. This dedicated page has activities you can use based on ideas from schools across California. If you would like to share another idea with us please use this form. We would love to hear from you!
- The California State PTA Resource Library has many ideas for Family Engagement programs you can host at school during this week or any time that works. There are resources for Family Math or Language Arts Night and even a way to host a fully virtual STEAM Night!
Any way you choose to celebrate – be sure to use the hashtags #TakeYourFamilyToSchoolWeek and #PTA4Kids so other PTAs in California can see your good work.