Have a Thank You ready for parents today
November 21, 2013
Dear SAISD Staff,
Every day we work to involve, engage and empower our parents and caregivers – our key partners in education – to build a strong educational environment for our students. We appreciate their efforts year-round, but especially today, on National Parent Involvement Day. It’s a day set aside to celebrate those parents and caregivers who have taken time and energy to get involved in their child’s education in any and every way they can.
Today, various campuses are hosting activities that celebrate parents and caregivers to say THANK YOU! We want to thank them for their commitment to all the students in SAISD. Parents and caregivers are partnering with us to make sure that every child stays in school, has a positive learning environment and has a plan to graduate and succeed in life. We value their partnership both during and outside of the school day, from helping to laminate classroom materials or chaperoning a field trip to the at-home learning that is so crucial, such as reading to their children or engaging them in activities that reinforce what the students have learned in the classroom. Parent involvement can and should look different at each one of our campuses because every neighborhood is unique, with its own rich history, but the key is that there is parent involvement at the school.
So today, please take time to thank the parents/caregivers at your campus for all that they do in our schools and communities. We cannot do this work alone. We need, want and applaud all of our parents in helping us to carry out our mission.
Dr. Sylvester Perez
"I always wondered why somebody doesn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody." – Lily Tomlin
Dr. Perez in the Community
Joining representatives from USAA, Toyota, CST Brands and area school districts in kicking off the Go Public campaign to generate public schools awareness.
Reading to Maverick ES students participating in the nationwide Read for the Record.
Speaking to the United Way Board about the District’s charitable drive.
Greeting De Zavala ES 4th-graders on the happy occasion of their teacher Yara Luna receiving an ExCEL award.
Visiting Maverick ES on the first day of school where he posed with principal Linda Nance and the school’s fairy tale guests.