School City of East Chicago - March Issue 2023
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01 St. Casimir Pulaski Day
01 SAT Primary Testing for 11th grade at 7:30 am
02 SAT Primary Testing for 11th grade at 7:30 am
06 Lincoln Elementary School Title 1 Annual Meeting @ 4pm
06 SCEC School Board Meeting @ 6 pm
07 Block Middle School Title 1 Annual Meeting @ 4 pm
07 EC Central HS Title 1 Annual Meeting @ 5 pm
09 Washington Elementary School Title 1 Annual Meeting @ 4 pm
10 End of 3rd Quarter
12 Daylight Savings Time (Turn your clocks forward)
14 National PI Day
15 E-LEARNING DAY
17 Happy St. Pastrick's Day
20 SCEC School Board Meeting @ 6 pm
21 Harrison Elementary School Title 1 Annual Meeting @ 4 pm
27-31 Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
31 Cesar Chavez Day
Superintendent's 2nd Community Forum
Consolidation Informative Meeting at EC Central HS
Consolidation Informative Meeting 7th grade Parents
Donuts for Dad (McKinley Elementary School)
- On February 14, 2023 McKinley Elementary School hosted a Donuts for Dad. It was a HUGE SUCCESS!! 175 Dads showed up for the event. The school cafeteria and gym were used to host the event. At the same time, volunteer applications were taken to have our "Dads" volunteer in the building. GREAT JOB MCKINLEY!!!!
STEM On the Road at Block Middle School
IREAD3 Videos in English/Spanish
SCEC Celebrating Black History Month
EC Central HS Band
SCEC Social Workers
Tony Gonzalez, MSW, LSW
Suzanne Chick, MSW, LSW
Harrison Elementary School Social Worker
Kerry Williams, MSW, LCSW
SCEC School Social Worker Vacancy
Lisa D. Gary Jones, BA, MSW, LSW, ACSW
Rosa Askew, MSW, LSW
Andre Clay, LSW
Rita Daniels, MSW, BSW, BS, BA, BS, ASW
Why is Parent Involvement so important?
Parental involvement not only enhances academic performance, but it also has a positive influence on student attitude and behavior. A parent's interest and encouragement in a child's education can affect the child's attitude toward school, classroom conduct, self-esteem, absenteeism, and motivation.
SIX TYPES OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT
Type 1: Parenting
Assist families with parenting and child-rearing skills, understanding child and adolescent development, and setting home conditions that support children as students at each age and grade level. Assist schools in understanding families.
Type 2: Communicating
Communicate with families about school programs and student progress through effective school-to-home and home-to-school communications.
Type 3: Volunteering
Improve recruitment, training, work, and schedules to involve families as volunteers and audiences at the school or in other locations to support students and school programs.
Type 4: Learning at Home
Involve families with their children in learning activities at home, including homework and other curriculum-linked activities and decisions.
Type 5: Decision Making
Include families as participants in school decisions, governance, and advocacy through PTA/PTO, school councils, communities, and other parent organizations.
Transformative Family Engagement
Parents know that they play an important role in their child’s success. But traditional family engagement practices don’t always meet the needs of each and every family, nor treat them as equal partners in ensuring their child’s success. Family-School partnerships often focus primarily on academic success, but whole child development is also an essential part of the conversation. The solution? Transformative Family Engagement.
Transformative family engagement is a shared effort of families, schools and community leaders to advance programs, practices and policies that empower every parent to make their child’s potential a reality.
The Four 'I's of transformative family engagement outline how your PTA can become more inclusive, individualized, integrated and impactful in its approach to family engagement.
Parent Cafe Partners at Carrie Gosch Early Learning Center
HealthLinc, Top 20, North Township, Ready to Soar/Mental Health America, Indiana Parenting Institute, Regional Mental Health/Gemiinus Corporation, Purdue Extension, The Arc, United Way, Regional Mental Health, Ivy Tech Community College, Communities in Schools, Moms Taking Charge, JAG Programs, EC Urban Enterprise. If you are in need of some service please do not hestitate to contact our Parent Cafe Partners.