School Funding - A Guide for Parents

Making Good Schools Even Better

Becoming involved in the life of your school can be rewarding for you, your child and the entire school. In fact, studies show that good schools become better schools when parents are involved.

Wondering how you can get involved?

Here are just a few ways to get started:

  • Attend parent information and social events at your school.
  • Go to school concerts or sports events – for example, a football game or track and field meet are great places to meet school staff and other parents.
  • Learn more about your school by attending school council meetings.
  • Ask about translation services, or offer to help if you have a first language other than English or French.
  • Volunteer to assist students with reading, help in the classroom, organize events and outings or in other ways.
  • Remember that your special skills – in music, sports, art or dance, for example – may be highly appreciated by teachers and students.
  • Check the school bulletin board, newsletter and website to learn more about the school and opportunities for involvement.
  • Offer to help on field trips and other outings with teachers and students.
  • Meet the principal and talk with your child's teacher about becoming involved if you are new to the school.