Bringing students, parents, and staff together for a fun and enriching experience is a big part of the work at IS 162.
Benefits for Students
When a parent is a part of their child's education, it can greatly benefit that student. When your child sees their parent interest in what he's doing at school, it can increase his chances of success. He sees how much his parent is invested in his education and school activities, teaching him the importance of learning.
Parental involvement at school events can help to improve student achievements, teacher morale and create valuable relationships between teachers and parents. A school can also benefit from higher attendance overall and better test scores, when parents are invested in the school's success.
Benefits for the Parents
Parents benefit from being a big part of their child's education, as well. Parents who are involved are better prepared to help their children learn at home and have more confidence as a parent, according to the American Institutes for Research. When you spend more time involeved at school, you have a better understanding of how your child's school operates and what educational programs are used.