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Parent & Family Engagement Specialist

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Sherry Jordan

Parent & Family Engagement Specialist (FES)

A FES bridges the gap between home and school by assisting parents in understanding ways they can help their children with academics. Need support information on how to improve your child's academic performance in school? Please call me at 912-618-0287 or email at sjordan@bullochschools.org.

My SZ office hours:

Wednesdays & Thursdays - 7:15 AM to 3:15 PM 

Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays -  Please call or email for an appointment.

Parent & Family Help Links

Daily Checklist for Parents

  • Check your child's planner - look for teacher notes, notices about school events, etc
  • Check your child's homework - have them show you their work, remind them to put it in their bookbag
  • Ask your child about scheduled tests - help them prepare for them or follow up and ask about results
  • Read to your child or have them read to you
  • Remind your child to review their math facts
  • Ask your child what they learned in school today...and if they say "nothing", ask them again until they tell you something!

PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

fun family learning tips

September 2019

National Center for Families Learning and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation have teamed up to educate families about money management through "A Day at Dollar General: Learn While Shopping." The online interactive game makes it fun and educational for both children and parents to learn basic budgeting skills.

The easy-to-use game helps families start the conversation about money management and is a great tool for parents and children to learn together about how to make smart choices with money. Through the virtual experience of shopping in a Dollar General store, families will learn how to budget, plan a shopping trip, spend wisely and manage money.

January 2020

Make a winter-weather plan - Have an advance plan for snow days or sick days. Can another family member or neighbor care for your kids while you work? Make sure you have a safety kit in case of power outages; have your children help assemble it, so they get a lesson in emergency preparation, too. Get more tips at ready.gov.

Be a meteorologist - Winter months are a great time to introduce budding minds to the science behind weather patterns and how to predict them. You'll find plenty of weather resources for kids in the         “Earth Sciences” section of free.ed.gov.

Dream big Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20 by encouraging your kids to complete the sentence “I have a dream that…,” and then e-mail, tweet, or post on Facebook their own hopes for the future.

Countdown to School Success

U.S. Department of Education

February 2020

Help out at events such as Family Literacy Night, parent workshops, or educational family activities. 

  1. Take part in the Annual Title I Family Input Survey beginning on Monday, February 24, 2020. 

  2. Celebrate African American History Month Your school, local museums, and libraries will have special events. You and your children can go here for online exhibits and activities.

  3. Celebrate Georgia Day - On February 12, 1733, James Oglethorpe landed the first settlers, at what was to become Georgia's first city (and later the first state capital), Savannah.

  4. Honor Presidents' Day Search online for activities you can do with your kids, such as matching presidential portraits with their names or doing word searches about them. Older students will enjoy learning about the four presidents carved into Mount Rushmore.

  5. Schedule a midyear check-in with the teacher. Discuss your children's progress and how homework is going. And always reach out to teachers when important changes are happening in your family's life, such as the death of a relative, a move to a new home, or anything that might affect your children's behavior or performance at school—so the school staff can offer support as well.

Copyright Information for Parents and Families

Children today have a wide range of sources available to them through the internet for their school projects. Below is a link to an article by Lynette Owens called "What to tell your kids about online piracy" that can help you help them when they are searching for information or music online.

SZ Family Resource Center

What is a Family Resource Center and the Mobile Parent Resource Cart?

     It is a place where parents, guardians, grandparents and teachers can go to check out an assortment of educational games, manipulatives, math practice folders, phonics workbooks and much, much more.  The Family Resource Center is open daily during school hours and is located in the Media Center. On Wednesdays & Thursdays (weather permitting), the cart will be located in front of the school from 7:15am - to 7:50am.  If you have questions or need help, please call Sherry Jordan, Family Engagement Specialist at 912-618-0287 or email at sjordan@bullochschools.org.

    The resources are FREE! Check them out for a couple of weeks, return them and check out more! 

    In addition, you can also find resources in our Family Resources Center for the following: parenting skills, computer and internet access, volunteer opportunities, community outreach and family management.

Check out the resources available in our center!

Language Arts Resources in our Parent Resource Center

Math Resources in our Parent Resource Center