Family Involvement & PTO
FAMILY INVOLVEMENT: Research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education adapt better to school, attend school more regularly, complete homework consistently, earn higher grades, have better social skills and higher self-esteem. Therefore, BCP will strive to provide opportunities for families to be involved in their children’s education and development.
FAMILY NIGHTS: Opportunities for families to learn together at school will take place throughout the year. Check the school calendar for dates of Family Read Night, STEM Night, and Arts Night in addition to the Family Nights scheduled for this year.
PTO: Parent Teacher Organization has been established to develop a cooperative relationship among children, the parents, the school, and the community. The PTO will meet with the general school population throughout the year. PTO Nights are interactive events for the entire family. Membership for the organization is open to any parent or guardian of a child attending BCP/BCE, any teacher, administrator or employee who is employed by BCP/BCE. The officers of PTO are elected annually in April, with nominations taken in March. They include the following: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition to these board positions, the administration and PTO board will appoint one parent from BCP and one parent from BCE to serve as a liaison between the PTO and their respective school. The PTO holds various fundraisers and works with the school community. The fund-raising projects during the year help the school buy those essentials needed to make education at the Belle Chasse Primary the very best. If you would like to volunteer for any fundraising projects please email at the following address: [email protected]
READY ROSIE: We encourage our Head Start families to set up a Ready Rosie account. Ready Rosie is an early education tool that shares “modeled moment” videos with families via email or text at least weekly. The videos feature simple, quick, fun activities that are rooted in age-appropriate learning goals for students. Your child’s teacher will provide additional information.