One of the Innovative features of Coweta Charter Academy is our emphasis on parental support. Thursday, September 28th is the first observance of National School Parent Group Day. This day is a reminder of the many contributions our PTC makes to our school. The PTC coordinates fundraising as well as volunteers to support our teachers and students. The faces of our PTC are the co-chairs Cassie Gross and Kelly Carleton. They are determined in their support of our school. Their passion for CCAS is contagious and that passion is evident by the interactions of the parent volunteers.
I am often asked the question “why does parent involvement matter?” Research has been clear that when parents are involved in their child’s education, the children are more likely to:
- Earn better grades
- Score higher on tests
- Pass their class
- Attend school regularly
- Have better social skills
- Show improved behavior
- Be more positive in their attitude toward school
- Complete homework assignments
- Graduate and continue their education
As you can see from the list above, parent involvement plays a vital role in student success. At Coweta Charter Academy, we offer many opportunities for parents to be involved. These opportunities may include:
- Assisting with carpool
- Assisting with the cafeteria
- Serving as a mystery reader for a classroom
- Participating in school meetings
- Participating in spirit nights
- Assisting a teacher in the preparation of a display or project for the class.
- Helping our Academic Bowl host a competition
This is only a partial list. You might have some ideas that we haven’t thought about! If so, feel free to contact your child’s teacher and talk about your ideas. Volunteering at CCAS is about student success. If the students see that the adults are involved each day, they are more likely to be serious about their academics and be more successful.
What are you doing to ensure your child is successful in school?