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Celebrate Black Parent’s Day Thursday, February 25, 2010

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This holiday season give your child the gift that will keep on giving for the rest of their lives — a visit to their school and an observation of your child in class. All Black parents should be at their children’s school on Thursday, February 25, 2010, National Black Parent’s Day.

Celebrate Black Parent's Day

Here are the steps to participate:

1) Please notify your child’s school before Monday, December 14th to let them know that you will be sitting in your child’s class on that day and making an appointment to conference with your children’s teachers about their academic progress.

2) Observe your child’s classes.  Parents should not interfere in the learning process, distract children in the class or challenge teachers in front of their children.  Parents should schedule an appropriate time to discuss their observations with the teacher or the principal.

3) Schedule a future meeting with your child’s teacher(s) to discuss your child’s school work, progress, and what you can do at home to supplement what they are doing during the school day.

4) Complete an Individual Academic Plan for Black Students (IAPBS), which will help Black parents create and control their children’s educational future.  You can download a template below.

5) Consider joining the Black Star Community PTA or League of Black Parents to organize and advocate for your child’s education and successful future. Click here for more information.

Pre-schools, nursery schools, kindergartens, elementary schools, high schools and colleges, can participate on Black Parent’s Day.

Please contact The Black Star Project for more information about National Black Parent’s Day. You can call 773.285.9600 or email blackstar1000@ameritech.net.

Download Templates by Clicking on the Links Below

Permission Letter to Schools(doc)

Classroom Observation Checklist (pdf)

Individual Academic Plan Template (coming soon)

*According to section 1118(d)(2)(C) of No Child Left Behind, Parents have a right to “reasonable access to staff, opportunities to volunteer and participate in their child’s class, and observation of classroom activities.”

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