Parent Involvement

Parent Meetings

Substantial planning for the parent advisory councils took place in Greenville during Year 1 of the ¡Listo! project. The discussions and decisions were instrumental to the success of the councils as they were implemented in Year 2.  The four-tiered IDRA Parent Leadership Model which values parents as 1) teachers of their own children, 2) resources to the school, 3) decision makers, and 4) leaders and trainers of other parents guides the development of the Greenville ¡Listo! family involvement programs. More information on this Model

Plans are also being made for a meeting on November 13, 2010 with parents of high school students from Lakeview Centennial who attended summer camp. A general session as well as break-out sessions for students and parents will cover information such as the Timeline for Applying to College, Financial Aid for Students, and Getting Recommendations for College Applications.

Latino Literacy Project

Parents of students in the bilingual classes at L.P.Water Early Childhood Center and Carver Elementary have worked collaboratively in GISD Bilingual Director Vicky Peterson's Latino Literacy project. Mrs. Peterson's ongoing participation in the monthly Hunt County Head Start parent meetings has provided another opportunity to hear parents' voices.

In conjunction with the Estrellita Accelerated Beginning Spanish Reading program, the district offered family literacy events outside regular school hours. On Saturday, February 20, 2010, Estrellita trainer, Maria Teniente worked with teachers and parents to teach the parents how to read with their students. During the workshop, parents were also able to put together personalized books with their children.