Celebrating Our Community
Families and volunteers are essential partners in our students' education. From setting the foundation for learning at home to giving their time and talents in the classroom to advocating for their children in the school building, we depend on the AACPS community to prepare our students for college, careers, and community.
Tools & Resources
Planning a celebration? Take advantage of local and national opportunities throughout the year to help you celebrate the special people in your school or office. Click on the heading below for links to resources, templates, and toolkits.
Celebrating Family Engagement
Family Engagement in AACPS
We know that family involvement is an important indicator of students' long-term success. Whether working with a parent, grandparent, or other community member, AACPS strives to engage actively engage families in all areas of their students' education.
Created to honor grandparents, Grandparents' Day provides an opportunity to invite grandparents into the school building and celebrate the knowledge and strength students can learn from their grandparents.
National Parent Involvement Day
National Parent Involvement Day was created to recognize the impact parents and caregivers have on their children's success in school. Take advantage of this national event and celebrate the parents in your school community!
PTA Founders Day
Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) give families a voice in their children's education. PTA Founders Day celebrates over 120 years of National PTA history and encourages schools to celebrate the families and staff who support their local PTA.
Krasnoperova, E. (2015). 20 great ideas for celebrating PTA Founders Day. Retrieved from https://simplycircle.com/pta-founders-day/
Every year, AACPS welcomes over 17,000 volunteers who support students and staff throughout the school system. Volunteer Appreciation Week provides an opportunity to recognize these dedicated members of our community and give thanks for the work they do.