“Bring Your Parents to School Day” February 4
January 31, 2014 02:40 PM
Parents at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Math and Science Academy will be able to gain insights into their students’ day at school on "Bring Your Parents to School Day" on Tuesday, February 4.
"Bring Your Parents to School Day" is one of District 209’s largest parent involvement initiatives of the year. This event is part of the Board of Education’s ongoing efforts to promote more outreach to the parents and the community.
"Successful students need their parents to be invested in their education," said Mr. Daniel Adams, president of the Board of Education. "Through ‘Bring Your Parents to School,’ parents can learn more about what their students’ day is like at school, and learn how they can help their students be even more successful."
"Bring Your Parents to School Day" has been a tradition in District 209 since 2002, when it was first introduced by then-Board of Education President, Mrs. Theresa L. Kelly. The initiative became law at all schools across the state of Illinois in August with a bill sponsored by state Representative Chris Welch, a former District 209 Board of Education president, and state Senator Kimberly Lightford, a Proviso East graduate.
Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of District 209, said that she would like the District’s event to be a model for the rest of the state.
"We are proud that our District was at the forefront of such a significant effort," she said. "We encourage all parents to visit and learn about their students’ day at school. Parental involvement is critical to our students’ performance, and we want more parents to come into the schools throughout the day and continue to be active and engaged throughout the year."
Doors open for "Bring Your Parent to School Day" at Proviso East, Proviso West, and PMSA at 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4. We look forward to seeing you there!