The Family Engagement Collaborative of the Miami Valley
supporting those who support families
Bring in community members (police, fire, parents, and businesses) to discuss and plan how to increase the security of students while at school. Brainstorm ideas, form plans, get commitments, make assignments, and carry out your school safety plan.
There are HUNDREDS of websites and pamphlets about Bullying Prevention. Student/Parent/Teacher roundtables are a great way to have conversations about Bullying Prevention.
Dancing with the Stars
Kids LOVE to dance…all ages. Have an evening of teaching students and parents the Electric Slide, the Hustle, the Twist, etc
Starry, Starry Night
Have an evening of “star gazing” and identification of constellations and planets.
This is a great opportunity to inform parents and students about the dangers of online scams and predators. There are several websites that provide power points and pamphlets to use and distribute.
Cool Kids Cooking
Obesity is a huge issue in our country. Have discussions and provide ingredients for parents and students to make “HEALTHY” snacks and meals. Allow students to choose the menu. Great for ALL age levels.
Nothing brings a community together like a “need”. Find a need in your community, create this as a Community Service project and strengthen community binds.
Music, Music, Music
Have an evening of music filled fun. This can look many different ways; students performing, parents performing, karaoke, playing Name That Tune, etc.
Volunteers Wanted Do your teachers need help with classroom tasks? Have a “Job Fair” event for parents to volunteer. Again, many parents want to help, but need a task or job to be assigned to help. But, you have to ask!
Family Movie Night
Most schools now have digital projectors. Have families bring movies, vote on a movie, make/sell popcorn, and enjoy an evening of movie watching.