COMBO's S.A.F.E. Blog
27Jun/11Off

A diagram of a Successful model for Academic Success

As we start programs throughout the country focused on our mission to "support family engagement and a safe-learning environment in every school so all students can achieve academic succe", our staff learns about and views many education models setup within school communities.  Every school community has different variables/challenges and need to adjust accordingly so students can achieve academic success.  Through America's comminschlsPromise Alliance and the Grad Nation Summit in 2011, we learned of the organization Communities in Schools(CIS).  As we followed CIS on Facebook since the Summit, we saw this diagram that describes the work they do within a school community.

The first thing that popped out to several of our team members is the number of resources it takes to support students.  In some communities, these services are readily available because their families have the finances and/or prior education to personally support them or will seek out the services.  Within several school communities, many of these services are not easily accessed.    We challenge you to understand the needs of your school community and how you can support them and their vision so each student may graduate and become a productive citizen of the USA.

As part of this vision, we invite you engage families by starting a S.A.F.E. TEAM program in your district's schools.

16Mar/11Off

Interview with IL PTA President at Convention

9Aug/10Off

Interview by AL PIRC with S.A.F.E. TEAM

As you develop an organization nationally, you will also develop key relationships within states around the country.  One of those relationships for us is with AL PIRC and AL PTA.  At the AL PTA convention, our Chief Inspirational Officer, Scott Huse, sat down for an interview with the AL PTA's Program Chair/ AL PIRC Director, Sherri Wilson.  We had posted the podcast link back in May, but here's the video shot during the interview.  Take a few minutes to watch both Part 1 and 2.

Part 1:

Part 2:

14May/10Off

COMBO’s Parent Engagement Media Article Comments

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

Parent volunteers lend a hand in the schools

2010 Parent Action Day fills the Capitol

Backward approachref="http://parentalengagementwithpgcps.blogspot.com/2010/01/importance-of-parent-involvement.html" target="_blank">The Importance of Parent Involvement

Charter school officials still 'doing what they set out to do'

Education Initiative Asks Residents to Give 'Half'

Parents urged to get more involved

In Del Valle ISD, we realize that parent involvement in school takes many forms:

School encourages parent involvement

Heineman wants to transform education

Bingo for Books

Parent Involvement: A Must for Child's Progress  

Thomas Co. Schools launch "Be There" Campaign

THE STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF PARENTS IN GOAL SETTING IN PROMOTING STUDENT MOTIVATION

Agriculture focus helps rural Kansas school

Cognitive Therapy for Children

20Apr/10Off

S.A.F.E. TEAM’s podcast interview with AL PIRC

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Join host Sherri Wilson, AL PIRC Director, as she interviews Scott Huse, the Chief Inspirational Officer of S.A.F.E. TEAM (Schools And Families Engaged).

Click for Podcast

19Apr/10Off

COMBO’s Parent Engagement Media Article Comments for December

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

What is the key to parent engagement?

Powerful Parents Transform Schools

School uses community connections to put focus on children and families

Cherry Creek aims to funnel feedback into future plans

Parent's Involvement in Children's Education

The Definition of Parent Involvement

OCASA Concept Paper on Community Schools

A partnership that must be rekindled

7Mar/10Off

Poll VALUE OF VOLUNTEERS: Estimate what percentage of women vs. men volunteer in you school.



3Mar/10Off

COMBO’s Parent Engagement Media Article Comments for November

The goal of posting Media Articles is to provide a national perspective on the need for engaging schools and families. Click on an article link below to be educated, inspired or moved to make a difference in your school community.

Family_BlogParents take day to get involved with their kids' education

Parent Involvment-Attendance=Success

Building bridges to families

A Parent Engagement Model That Works

Viers Mill Elementary School: Success for the Long Haul

Elevate "being a good parent" to a top priority

Just Be There

Program teaches parents their rights

Engaging the Community

5Feb/10Off

PTA promotes Take Your Family to School Week

pta logoThe S.A.F.E. TEAM believes in having parents/famiy everyday vounteering at school. We appreciate PTA highlighting the need for families to be active in their student's education. Are you promoting Take Your Family To School Week

Once it is over, are your ready to launch a S.A.F.E. TEAM program at your school so 2-3 parents/family can start volunteering in your school to support personal responsibility, safety and education every day?

Why S.A.F.E. TEAM? (watch the live keynote)

25Jan/10Off

What do you know about PIRCs?

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Thought we would take the opportunity to share an audio about one of the best kept secrets in the USA:  Parent Involvement Resource Centers.  Make time to listen and learn.