Much to my surprise, I’ve learned that October has been proclaimed “Parent Involvement Month” by Governors of a number of states to recognize the importance of the school/family connection. This can obviously mean a lot of different things to a lot of people, but it might be one more good “excuse” to initiate a conversation about parent involvement/engagement in schools.
Here are links to information about the proclamations in different states. Whether or not you live in those states, it might still worth visiting the links. Most lead to parent/school organizations in those areas with websites filled with good information, including research on parents and schools:
Parent Involvement in Education Month! (New Hampshire)
Let me know if your state isn’t listed and you’re doing something for Parent Involvement Month.