Parent Involvement

Study has shown us that student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their children's education, and that good schools become even better schools when parents are involved. Make your home a rich environment for learning. Dinner conversations, trips, games, reading time, family sports, appropriate supervision, home organization, and daily routines all contribute to your child's academic achievement at school. Understanding what your child is learning at school and what your child's learning strengths and needs are. Fnding the best online resources and software to enhance your child's understanding or remediate deficits. Utilize community special interest programs to enrich your child's store of knowledge and stimulate a lifelong learning habit.

Informed Parent

Surveys indicate that the most important relationship for parents within the school system - the one with their child's teacher - is also one of the most successful. Parents report high levels of satisfaction with the access provided and information received from their child's classroom teacher.

In addition, parents want to be more informed with more regular updates on their individual children's education, access to information about how the education system system works, who is responsible for what, how education is funded, what the appropriate channels are to address specific concerns, and how to be meaningfully involved in their children's education.

Parent Voice
Parents do not want more layers of bureaucracy or other mechanisms that would filter or "translate" their voice. Parents want to have the parent voice heard and their local involvement enhanced. Few parents believed that a province-wide parent involvement committee was not the answer. Rather, they saw a parent voice at the provincial level as something that would support and enable parents to speak directly to the Minister and other decision makers.

York Region Parent Association
The purpose of the York Region Parent Association is to promote parent partnership and to provide a voice for parents of York Region.

Welcome to York Region Parent Association

Ontario Sex Education Forum - April 25th, 2015
  • Theme :'Are you prepared for this change ?'
  • Date :Saturday, April 25th, 2015, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Venue:Council Chamber, Markham Civic Centre
    101 Town Centre Boulevard, Markham, Ontario L3R 9W3
  • RSVP:info@yrparent.ca
  • Curriculum Backdrop :Anda Li (10 min)
  • Part A :Panelist view on new curriculum (45 min)
  • Part B :Parent view on new curriculum (45 min)
  • Part C :Panelist view on how to move forward (45 min)

Panelist
  • Mark Bloch (Thornhill Community Leader - ex school trustee candidate)
  • Dr Ernest Cheng (Educator - Canadian Test Centre)
  • Mirtha Coronel (Religious Leader - GTA reps of PEACE Ontario)
  • Christina Liu (Parent Leader - Parent Alliance of Ontario)
  • Rushan Para (Tamil Community Leader - ex school trustee candidate)
  • Vidya Shah (Educator - Teacher Trainer)
  • Sam Sotiropaulous (Parent Leader - My Child My Choice & ex-TDSB trustee)
  • Rev Dominic Tse (Religious Leader - North York Chinese Community Church)
  • Betty Wu (Sexual Health Educator)
  • Maria Yau (Educational Researcher)

For detail of Ontario Sex Education Forum

Parents in Partnership: A Parent Engagement Policy in Ontario
Study has shown us that student achievement improves when parents play an active role in their children's education, and that good schools become even better schools when parents are involved.
Students are supported and inspired to learn in a culture of high expectations in which parents:
are welcomed, respected and valued by the school community as partners in their children's learning and development
have opportunities to be involved in the educational community to support student success
are engaged through ongoing communication and dialogue to support a positive learning environment at home and at school
are supported with information and tools necessary to participate in school life
York Region Parent Association
The purpose of the York Region Parent Association is to promote positive parent partnership and to provide a voice for parents of York Region.
The York Region Parent Association will represent the best interests of children and be the positive voice of parent members and non-parent stakeholders.
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