CGHS TIPSS - September 2016 Edition

CGHS Teachers Involving Parents for Student Success

Telephoning Parents

"Telephoning Parents"

Short article that gives 6 quick tips to make calling parents a little less stressful and intimidating.


http://www.massteacher.org/educators/resources/classroom_management/working_with_parents/telephoning.aspx


I found Tip #2 to be of interest:

Develop a checklist for your parent phone calls. Create a worksheet that you fill out ahead of time. This will help you to organize your thoughts. Include the following on your worksheet:


  • Identify yourself to a parent and find out with whom you are speaking.
  • State why you have called - to introduce yourself, to give good news, or to discuss a concern. If you are calling with a problem or concern, state the problem clearly.
  • State behaviors, not opinions. "John has not turned in the last three homework assignments" will be a more valuable statement than "John has become lazy about the class."
  • State a possible solution to the problem.



(Possible CGHS solutions depending on the situation: teacher/PASS tutoring, counselor referral, parent-teacher conference, parent taking away phone if phone is being used excessively, etc.)

The CGHS Parent Center

Quick Facts about the Parent Center:


  • The CGHS Parent Center and its Parent Instructional Coordinator are directly funded by ​Title I.
  • The goal of the Parent Center is to increase student achievement by engaging and empowering parents to become actively involved in their children’s education.
  • The Parent Center offers:
    • academic parent workshops/informational meetings
    • a parent library with instructional resources

Click here for items available for check out!

  • a computer lab for parent instructional use/training
  • a certified teacher (Parent Instructional Coordinator) as an academic resource for parents and teachers

Don't forget to refer your parents to the Parent Center for additional academic support. Teachers are also invited to come by for support in working with our parents. We are located across from the front office, next to the Student Support Center. Come by and visit us today!

What is Title I?

Title I...


  • is the largest federal assistance program for schools.
  • eligibility is determined by the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.
  • has a goal to help every child receive a high quality education.
  • resources are directed toward students who need them most.
  • helps parents be more involved in their child's education.



Click here to learn more about Title I @ CGHS!

Upcoming Parent Engagement Workshops/Activities

September 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Parent Workshop: Making the Transition to High School (Targeting 9th Grade Parents)

9th grade parents are invited to learn about specific strategies, materials, and resources to allow them to help support their child to successfully transition to high school.


October 25, 2016 6:30 PM

Parent Workshop: The 123s of Math Success

Parents will learn how to support their child in mathematics by learning about GCPS and state math curriculum standards and strategies for improved mastery of math standards.


October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 AM

Parent Workshop: The Tech Savvy Parent

Participating parents will learn how to use the Parent Portal, MYeCLASS, and additional academic apps for improved student achievement in the core academic arease of language arts, science, social studies, and math.


View the 2016-17 CGHS Family Engagement Calendar for additional upcoming parent workshops/activities.

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