Parent Center


 PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT – It’s Key!

Strong parental involvement is centrally important to any school system. Ford Heights promotes the engagement of parents because without parental engagement, the administration and teachers can be only marginally successful. Studies indicate that children whose parents take an active role in their formal education tend to do better in school. Educator and author, Dorothy Rich purports, “In this complex world, it takes more than a good school to educate children. And it takes more than a good home. It takes these two major educational institutions working together.” Truly, “it takes a village (and parents) to raise (educate) a child.”

In Ford Heights 169, parental involvement is promoted through the activities of the Parent Center. Activities include annual events coupled with weekly and monthly activities that provide parents with opportunities for self development. Workshops and training also help to aid parents in learning how to best assist their children with both academic and social development.

Parent Center

“Family Workshop Series”

Date Topic(s) of Discussion Time
November 18, 2016 DEALING WITH BULLIES-GETTING ALONG WITH OTHERS 11:00 a.m.
December 9, 2016 AGGRESSION IN GIRLS 11:00 a.m.
January 20, 2017 TECHNOLOGY & LEARNING: THE BENEFITS & PITFALLS 11:00 a.m.
February 17, 2017 BEHAVIOR ISSUES IN YOUNG CHILDREN – WHAT IS DEVELOPMENTAL & WHAT ISN’T 11:00 a.m.
March 17, 2017 THE ROLE LANGUAGE PLAYS IN A CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT 11:00 a.m.
April 28, 2017 THE TRANSITION TO KINDERGARTEN: WHAT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW 11:00 a.m.
May 12, 2017 KEEPING KIDS BUSY & SAFE IN THE SUMMER 11:00 a.m.
Parent Center is located in Room #218, Medgar Evers Primary Academic Center
1101 E.10th Street, Ford Heights, IL

Hours of Operation

8:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Monday – Friday

Phone: (708) 758-6042

Fax: (708) 758-6097

School Theme
“Anchored in Excellence”

For more information, please call Mrs. Stephanie Stephen at
(708) 758-1370