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New Parent Book Club Strengthens Parent-Child Relationship and Promotes Literacy

Roosevelt ES parents book club

HISD's Parent Engagement department says the reaction to the Parent Book Club has been so popular, they're looking at expanding the program to other schools.

In an effort to promote the importance of parental involvement and literacy simultaneously, the HISD Parent Engagement Department has launched a new Parent Book Club.

Nearly 30 parents attended the club’s first meeting on March 1 at Roosevelt Elementary eager to discuss the first chapters of the book How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk and participate in the group exercises. Continue reading

Dozens of Migrant Families Attend Summer Camp With Their Children

About 40 families from across the district participated in the first-ever Families with Confidence summer camp for migrant parents and students in HISD.

The four-week camp, held at Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center, is designed to help families improve communication at home, increase parental involvement at school and create a college-bound culture from a young age.

“The goal is for them to become better parents, so we try to educate the family as a whole,” said Maria Treviño, HISD Parent Engagement specialist.  “A better relationship between the student and the parent results in a better student at school.”

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