Research has shown that students with parents who are involved in their school tend to have fewer behavioral problems and better academic performance, and are more likely to complete high school than students whose parents are not involved in their school.
Involvement allows parents to monitor school and classroom activities, and to coordinate their efforts with teachers to encourage acceptable classroom behavior and ensure that the child completes schoolwork. Teachers of students with highly involved parents tend to give greater attention to those students, and they are more likely to identify at earlier stages problems that might inhibit student learning. Parental involvement in school, and positive parent-teacher interactions, have also been found to positively affect teachers’ self-perception and job satisfaction.
Research also shows that students perform better in school if their fathers as well as their mothers are involved, regardless of whether the father lives with the student or not.
To recognize the importance of family involvement in school, ZQuest Parent Group will be recognizing families who volunteer their time and/or supply or monetary donations either in school or after school hours.
Every family that contributes the equivalent of 5 Volunteer Stars or more per semester will be eligible for the Volunteer Hero Price for field trips and other items throughout the following semester.
For further information, visit the Zquest Family Organization Volunteer Hero Stars page.