Teachers ask parents to get more involved in schools
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Some New Hanover County teachers are going door to door in Wilmington to get parents more involved in their children's education.
The New Hanover Parent Teacher Organizing Project are targeting neighborhoods around Gregory Elementary, Freeman Elementary, Snipes Elementary, and Sunset Park Elementary.
Karen Green is a teacher at Gregory Elementary and is involved with the project. She said parent involvement is directly connected to a child's success in the classroom.
"Our goal is to get parents to become advocates for themselves as well as their children," Green said.
Green said it is imperative that parents know their child's school calendar, busing schedule and problem-solving models used in the classroom.
While visiting the communities, the educators hand out flyers about upcoming parent events. They also listened to parents' concerns. Several parents said they have problems with bullying, overcrowded classrooms and the lack of parent meetings.
Aerial Dinkins, a mother of five, has a few concerns with the school system and wants to get more involved.
"It's actually important because it shows the kids that you know school isn't just about fun, but they can actually go somewhere," Dinkins said. "Having their parent there will really make them what to do it."
The Organizing Project will be out again Thursday afternoon in Houston Moore in Wilmington to encourage more parents to get involved with the school system.
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