Skip to main content

Family Engagement

Family engagement is the process used to build genuine relationships with families. Relationships with families support overall family well-being and children's healthy development.  Family engagement is based on the idea that parents and others who care for their children work together to prepare children for success. Partnerships of families and school staff provide children with the adult supports they need to grow and face the challenges of learning and life. 

The goal of family-school partnerships have shifted over time, moving away from a focus on families supplementing school supports, compliance with federal or state requirements, and infrequent events, meetings, and communication. Family-school partnerships are now recognized as critical to student achievement and well-being, contributing to educator work satisfaction and school climate (Gorski, 2013).

The Maple Heghs City School District understands that families are critical stakeholders in supporting and advancing their children’s learning and development. Parents are a child’s first teacher and upon enrollment a partnership is formed that shares the responsibility of the child’s education and development.  Parents are welcomed and encouraged to be actively engaged in the success of the schools. Our focus is to ensure that there are meaningful opportunities to connect with our families, share essential resources and strengthen these essential partnerships. 

 

When a school actively engages its families, the benefits far outweigh the effort.

 

 Contact Information:

 Angelique Shy 

 Family Community Engagement Coordinator

 Maple Heights Board of Education

 5740 Lawn Ave.

 Maple Heights, Ohio 44137

 Phone: 216-587-6100 ext. 3704

Email: angelique.shy@mapleschools.com

“We do better when We Work Together.”

2022 – 2023 Parent Group is Building something NEW in 2023 come and be a part share your thoughts, idea, and/or concerns.

Click the link if you have any questions or suggestions for the Maple Heights Parent Group. When you add your information, your email address it will be added to the Parent Communication Group. 

Parent Engagement consist of trust, relationships, achievement, participation, teachers, students, community members, and so much more.

 

 

Community Resources

Family Engagment has partnered with Unite Us. Unite Us is a network of health, social, and mental resources. If you, your family or a Maple Heights community member is in need of additional services or resources click the link.

NEORSD – Northeast Ohio Sewer District – State and Federal dollars are available for utility assisance. Call to learn more and see if you qualify (216) 881-8247 NEORSD Customer Service or (888) 901-1222 (CHN Housing Partners)

ASPIRE Greater Cleveland – Free GED/HSE Classes Call 833.ASPIRE2 for more Information! In-Person Orientations and Virtual Orientations

Cuyahoga County Library – Homework Centers open Monday through Thursday from September to May. Up to 25 students can be accomodated in each session. Visit cuyahogalibrary.org for more information.

 

Homework Helper

Help has ARRIVED!!!! Visit https://www.khanacademy.org/ 

Khan Academy provides personalized learning for students. Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning. It provides students with tutorial lessons and videos. The best part it’s free. Parents you do not have to struggle any longer trying to understand the new math concepts. Go to the website and create an account for your learner. This is even a great tool as students are transitioning in the summer to a different grade level.

UPCOMING EVENTS

P.T.C.O. Kick-Off meeting – Monday, September 19, 2022 6PM Maple Heights High School

Father’s Walk – Thursday, September 22, 2022 – ALL Schools

Fall Scholastic Book Fair – Friday, September 23, 2022 5PM – 7PM Milkovich Middle School

Mustang Men Kick-Off – Thursday, October 6, 2022 – 6PM – Obama Elementary School

Mustang Mom’s Paint and Punch – Thursday, October 20, 2022 – 5PM – 7PM – Obama Elementary School
 

Join the 2022/2023 SY P.T.C.O – Parent, Teacher, Community Organization. Our students need all of us to take an active role in the success of their education. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!!!!!

 

 

Join the Parent Teacher Community Organization for a Kick-off meeting on Monday, September 19, 2022 at Maple Heights High School at 6pm. Everyone is Welcome.

Cleveland Clinic Hiring Event Saturday August 27, 2022 at South Pointe Hospital 20000 Harvard Ave. Warrensville Heights, OH 44122. 11am - 5pm.

Maple Heights City Schools uses various technology software and programs to keep families connected to the District. This survey will assist in providing the necessary feedback on ways we can assist families close the digital divide.

Ohio Afterschool Enrichment Savings Account. The ACE Education Savings Account program is a $500 credit for families with an income below 300% of he federal poverty level. This can be used to pay for a variety of enrichment activities.

Fall Scholastic Book Fair Friday, September 23, 2022 5pm - 7pm at Milkovich Middle School. This event is for all ages and grades. Come support Family Engagement

Youth Opportunities Unlimited training for ages 18 to 24 years old. Contact 216.973.0037

Washington Wellness Institute