District Mission and Family & Community Engagement (FACE)
This FACE Connection newsletter highlights topics families, schools, and communities can use to successfully launch student learning and make sure all students can reach their goals.
District 186 Shared F.A.C.E. Beliefs
In order to support all students' achievement, we believe:
All Parents Have Dreams for Their Children and Want the Best for Them
All Parents Have the Capacity to Support Their Children’s Learning
Parents and School Staff Should Be Equal Partners
The Responsibility for Building Partnerships Between School and Home Rests Primarily with School Staff, Especially School Leaders
'Beyond the Bake Sale' by Anne T. Henderson, Karen L. Mapp, Vivian R. Johnson, and Don Davies
Director of School Leadership and F.A.C.E.
1900 W. Monroe
Based on existing research and best practices, the Dual Capacity-Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships (Version 2) is designed to support the development of family engagement strategies, policies, and programs. It is not a blueprint for engagement initiatives, which must be designed to fit the particular contexts in which they are carried out. Instead, the Framework should be seen as a compass, laying out the goals and conditions necessary to chart a path toward effective family engagement efforts that are linked to student achievement and school improvement.
What might a family & community friendly school look like?
Family Engagement VS Parent Involvement
Two videos from a parnet and a teacher sharing their view on family engagement.
Cecile Carroll at TEDxWellsStreetED
Jessica Solano, Teacher