Students, “Bring Your Parents to School” on October 6
September 2, 2016 02:00 PM
Parents will have an opportunity to learn what a typical day at Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy as well as meet with their students’ teachers on Bring Your Parents to School Day on Thursday, October 6.
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.
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. Since then, the event has spread to school districts across Illinois, and has been a great opportunity for parents to connect more with their students’ schools.
Dr. Jesse J. Rodríguez, superintendent of District 209, said that Bring Your Parents to School Day is a way to encourage parents to be active in their student’s school.
"We encourage all parents to visit and learn about their students’ day at school," Dr. Rodríguez said. "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. 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."
Parents who have attended past Bring Your Parents to School Days have said that they appreciated the closer looks at their students’ daily lives at school.
Doors open for "Bring Your Parent to School Day" at Proviso East, Proviso West, and PMSA at 7:50 a.m. on Thursday, October 6. We look forward to seeing you there!