Family and Community Engagement

  • The District 209 Board of Education has established a goal of empowering students, families and communities. A Family and Community Engagement strategic initiative was developed to help meet that goal.

    At the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year, Parent Coordinators were hired and Parent Centers were opened at Proviso East and Proviso West. Dr. Eva Kardaras is the Parent Coordinator at Proviso East and Ms. Delinda Hyde is the Parent Coordinator at Proviso West. Please click on the links, below, to visit the Parent Center web page for each school.

    Proviso East Parent Center 

    Proviso West Parent Center 

    The Family and Community Engagement strategic initiative also included the implementation of a community schools model.We offer a series of workshops in the Parent Centers that are designed for parents. Ms. Noemi Mendieta is the Community Schools Coordinator who works closely with our Parent Coordinators to design and implement our workshops.

    School-Parent Compact

    The School-Parent Compact is defines how the parent, the entire school staff, and the student will share the responsibility for improved student academic achievement. It also defines how the school and parents will work together to build and develop a partnership that will help students achieve the State’s high standards. All parents are asked to read and review the compact with their child. 

    Copies of each school's compact are available at the links shown, below:

    Proviso East School-Parent Compact 

    Proviso West School-Parent Compact 

    PMSA School-Parent Compact 

    Once you have read and reviewed the compact, you can click HERE to complete an electronic acknowledgement of receipt and review.

    We have created a video to assist parents with understanding how the schools and parents can work together to meet the shared responsibilities described in the School-Parent Compact.

    Please click HERE to let us know that you watched the video. Thanks!


Parent Resources

  • Entrevista con una mamá involucrada – Carmen Rojas

    by Dan Johnson Length: 11:56

    Noemi Mendieta, coordinadora de escuelas comunitarias, habla con Carmen Rojas, la madre de un estudiante de Proviso East, sobre su experiencia, el uso de los recursos disponibles y la participación en la escuela.

    Música para este programa creado por los estudiantes de la clase de teoría de la música en PMSA.

    También disponible en Soundcloud haciendo clic AQUÍ.

    Noemi Mendieta, Community Schools Coordinator, talks with Proviso East parent Carmen Rojas about her experience, use of available resources, and being involved with the school.

    Music for this program created by the students of the Music Theory class at PMSA.

    Also available on Soundcloud by clicking HERE.

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  • Parent Power - Interview with Donna Young

    by Dan Johnson Length: 12:04

    In this program, Donna Young, parent of a Proviso West student, shares her strategies for helping students get organized and stay on track.

    Also available on Soundcloud by clicking HERE.

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  • Attendance Matters

    by Dan Johnson Length: 7:46

    Attendance Matters! In this program, we talk about chronic absenteeism and its impact on academic success. We also discuss strategies and tools available to parents for monitoring attendance. 

    Also available on Soundcloud by clicking HERE.

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