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Period of Development
My role
Mesosystem of Functionality
Introduce the types of Involvement
Explaining the six Types of Involvement

Adolescents Development
Helping adolescents at Higley High School to
build a brighter future. This PTO organization will
focus on ways teachers, parents and stakeholders
can work together , so that it will make a
difference in our teen`s education. With that
being said, these teens need every one support
to enhance their learning, growth and
development. However, one day these teens will
be our future leaders, therefore, having positive
people in their lives will produce productive

*PTO is an organization
designed to connect parents,
teachers and schools
together so that all
stakeholders are held
accountable for overall
student success.

*Much in the same way,

families and communities
working together further
progress student
achievement and success!

My Role
My goal is to provide a safe and
nurturing environment, so that
every child will be successful and
reach their potential goals.
Students will need more than just
good teachers and smaller class
sizes to meet the challenges of
tomorrow. For students to get the
most out of school, we need to
promote a partnership between
parents, community leaders, and
teachersOnly through
partnerships can our schools keep
improving and stay on the right
(Susan Castillo, 2003)

Our School
Strong farming community
1,500 students in 9th-12th
Demographics: 63% White,
22% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 4%
Native American
According to the text, forming
smaller units within large
schools promotes closer
relations with both teachers
and peers and greater
involvement(Berk, 2013 p.

How can families, schools, and parents be

Mesosystem from
Ecological System:
opportunities to build a
bridge between
different settings in a
childs life, providing a
comfortable and
nurturing environment
for a child (Parents at a
field trip with a child,
Thanksgiving fellowship
with parents and family,
PTO gatherings, etc.)

Parents are a childs first teacher

*For students-a good relationship with parents
means good relationships elsewhere; both mom
and dad/guardians.
Positive parents will enhance children learning,
growth and development when there are positive
people in their lives.
*For teachers-differentiation begins with
knowledge of how a student is different
culturally/outside of school
*For parents-if support is needed in parenting
skills, development, or situational circumstances,
then schools and the community can help

Communication is key to
any well-developed
communication makes
connections between
parents, students and
community possible.
Communication enhances
children language, and
social skills.
Communicating with
peers and others will
enhance learning.

Parents and students

volunteering within the
community, community
volunteering at schools can
create a cycle of positive selfless
service that is conducive to a
positive environment that
nurtures healthy growth and
development in children.

*Homework is key in stretching

what children have learned in
school, enriching academic
Learning at home will foster a
child`s growth and development
in school. However, learning at
home and school, it will enhance
a child`s academics skills.
*After-school enrichment
programs that include parents
and community volunteers
*Summer enrichment programs
that further grow students
outside of the classroom
(students well behind grade-level,
for example)

Including parents and

community stakeholders in
decision making processes at
the school can help link the
childs mesosystem, fostering a
positive and nurturing
environment. Decision making
will enhance a child`s cognitive
skills. Children will use their
critical thinking skills to make
positive decisions in every day
situations. Decision making will
enhance learning in all

Resources and community

services that aid children in
school and family
environments are integral in
development and nurturing
of productive citizens.
When children take part
within the community, they
learn to build social and
language skills. However, it
build a child`s confident and

How Schools and community can

Implement Cultures
Schools can provide activities for all
Community can have a culture
diversity festivities such as parade and
other event.
Allow all cultures to take part in
school function.
Class can have Christmas around the
world celebration for different culture

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parent-teacher differences in elementary and secondary grades. Journal of School Psychology, 38(5),
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Sheridan, S. M.,Cowan, R. J., & Eagle, J. W. (2000). Partnering with parents in educational
pro-gramming for students with special needs. In C. Telzrow & M. Tankersley (Eds.),
IDEA Amendments of 1997: Practice guidelines for school-based teams (pp. 307-349). Silver Spring,
MD: National Association of School PsychologySusan Castillo, Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction, Daily Astorian, June 12, 2003