Morley Nelson Elementary
Research done in the last three decades has shown that School - Family - and Community Engagement
significantly contributes to student learning and school success in many ways.
What is School - Family - and Community Engagement?
It is when the school, its families, and the community form a partnership so they share a common interest in, and responsibility for all children. They work together to create better programs and opportunities for students.
All Title I Schools in the Boise School District are required to have a PAT coordinator and committee. The PAT
team works with the school’s Leadership Team to plan family and community engagement activities.
What is PAT
stands for P
- It is made up of teachers, parents, and a school PAT coordinator
- It is funded through Title I
- Its purpose is to encourage and teach families how to be involved in their child’s education.
- PAT has events for families to attend like Family Reading Night or a Math Workshop
- PAT sends resources home, like books and educational games so families can learn together!
|National Standards for Family Involvement
1. Communication: Communication between home and school is regular, two-way,and meaningful.
2. Parenting: Parenting skills are promoted and supported.
3. Student Learning: Parents play an important role in assisting student learning.
4. Volunteering: Parents are welcome in the school, andtheir support and assistance are sought.
5. School Decision Making: Parents are full partners in the decisions that affect children and families.
6. Community Collaboration: Community resources are used to strengthen schools, families, and student learning.