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November is Family Engagement Month in Georgia, and districts and schools across the state will be highlighting the important role parents play in their children’s education. In addition, November 15 is National Parent Involvement Day, a time for all schools and parents to reflect on the vital partnership needed for Georgia’s students and schools to be successful. I invite you to access the following opportunities to strengthen those partnerships with your students’ parents and families:
  • On behalf of all schools in Georgia, I wrote a Thank You Letter to Georgia’s Families to show our appreciation to the parents and the family members who support student success. Click here for the link to the letter.
  • The Georgia Department of Education’s Family-School Partnership Program video network highlights best practices to provide ideas and strategies to engage parents in their students’ academic success. []Click here to access the Family Engagement Partners Video Channel.
  • The Family Engagement Month 2018 webpage has links to the state proclamation declaring November as Georgia Family Engagement Month and an archived copy of the Parent Resolution adopted by the State Board of Education in 2010. This webpage also has ideas from Georgia school systems on last year’s celebration of Family Engagement Month. Click here to view the links to these documents.
I want to thank all of you who have taken on the important task of engaging parents and families in your schools. Together, we can continue to create meaningful Family-School Partnerships, in November and year-round. 
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