Parents Make a Difference in Schools

This page is part of our School Newsletter Inserts section.
Use these short articles in your school newsletters throughout the school year.

Parent engagement in school activities can foster a sense of community within the school.

Research shows that parent engagement is directly linked to many benefits for children including:

  • Better behaviour
  • Improved social skills
  • Staying in school longer
  • Better academic achievement

As a parent, you can impact your child(ren) and school culture by building positive relationships and understanding the responsibilities of teachers, principals, school structure, curriculum, and community issues.

Here are a few tips to becoming engaged in your child’s school:

  • Keep informed and be connected! Read about school updates and activities in the school newsletter, website or social media.
  • Get involved and be a role model! Volunteer at your child’s school, participate in school council, parent events, parent-teacher interviews, or parent coffee chats.
  • Share your voice! Give your feedback about important school issues, participate in school surveys like (Tell them From Me), and/or school parent focus groups.