More than a book, more than a CD-ROM, Parent Power is a unique, comprehensive resource kit that supports teachers and schools with creative materials for all kinds of family outreach efforts. Here in one ready-to-use kit is a rich cache of materials on a wide variety of topics:
  • 40 one-page reproducible essays, available in both English and Spanish, for parent newsletters and brochures, addressing topics such as reading at home, television and learning, understanding phonics, and coping with peer conflicts
  • A CD-ROM with newsletter and brochure suggestions, suitable for editing and available in both Adobe Acrobat Reader and ASCII formats
  • Sample calendars for designing complete outreach programs for an entire year
  • Practical advice for increasing family involvement in special events, including proven suggestions on working with bilingual families
  • Tips for generating media attention for school outreach efforts, including sample press releases
  • Ideas for creative outreach events, such as art fairs, family math nights, rummage sales, ethnic celebrations, and more
  • Grant-writing suggestions and sample narratives strategies for working with parent volunteers
  • Successful parent surveys
  • List of award-winning websites for parents
  • Bibliographies of additional resources for parent outreach
With parent outreach being an important prerequisite for funding, administrators, supervisors, specialists, and coordinators who routinely spend hundreds, even thousands, of dollars on outreach materials will particularly appreciate the economy of Parent Power. Teachers who are attempting to design a home-communication plan will be inspired to work with parents in dynamic new ways. The power of informed, involved parents working together with educators can be transformative. Now you can tap into it with this exciting new tool. Individual User License