Parent Power by Brenda M Power. Energizing Home-School Communication
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Parent Power

Energizing Home-School Communication

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
  • 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.
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Full Description

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
  • 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.

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Contents

Book Contents:

I. Teacher's Guide
1.
Introduction 2. Using the Essays in a Parent Outreach Program 3. Tips for Designing Newsletters 4. Advice from Teachers for Communicating with Parents 5. Making Involvement Easier for Parents 6. Creative Events for Parents 7. Strategies for Involving Non-English-Speaking Parents 8. Resources for Involving Parents in Schools 9. Best Books for Promoting Learning at Home 10. Writing Grants to Support Parent Outreach Programs 11. Writing for Parents and the Larger Community 12. From Parent Power to Community Power: One School's Story 13. Final Thoughts: How Much Does It Cost?

II. Spanish and English Parent Essay Masters
(also available on the CD)
1. Writing at Home 2. Asking About Groups 3. Adjusting to School 4. Dealing with Concerns 5. Helping Your Child Enter a New School 6. Television and Learning 7. To View or Not to View: Evaluating Television Programs 8. Appreciating Art-Child Style 9. Coping with Conflict 10. Building a Low-Cost Library of Books 11. Children's Hobbies 12. Understanding Phonics 13. Getting Involved in Your Child's Classroom 14. Reading Around the House 15. Alternatives to Grades 16. Standardized Tests: Part I 17. Standardized Tests: Part II 18. Using the Library with Your Child 19. Talking with Your Child About School 20. Reading with Your Child 21. Meeting with Your Child's Teacher : Part 1: Preparation 22. Meeting with Your Child's Teacher: Part 2: The Main Event 23. Nutrition: Raising Low-Fat Kids 24. The Power of a Map 25. Homework: Part 1: Setting the Stage 26. Homework: Part 2: Coaching Your Child 27. Everyday Math 28. Math at Home 29. Displaying and Storing Children's Work 30. We Know What You Want . 31. Daily To-Do List 32. Praise and Self-Esteem 33. Best Websites for Parents 34. Meeting with a Specialist 35. "Big Ideas" in Science 36. Childhood Friends 37. On Vacation.But Not from Learning! 38. Spelling 39. A Love of Music 40. Telling Family Tales 41. Stress and Learning

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