Parental involvement is a combination of commitment and active participation on the part of parent to the school and to the student. As parents you can ensure that your child receives the benefits from parental involvement by staying up to date on what is happening in the classroom.
Tulsa Public Schools is committed to helping your child develop the academic knowledge and critical thinking he or she needs to succeed in school and beyond. As a result, these involvement opportunities empower parents to take action. By connecting parents to school officials, community members, other parents, knowledge, and powerful allies, these opportunities build bridges and networks that support schools and sustain whole communities.
Get involved at Burroughs elementary!
Check with your child's teacher(s) or school leadership team to find out how you can help out before, during, and after the school day. Volunteers must complete an application and security screening. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parent Teacher Association
Strong school and family partnerships are integral to the academic, social, and emotional well-being of our students. We welcome our parents, guardians, and families to be involved with their child's school as volunteers, advocates, and partners in education. Join the Burroughs Parent/Teacher Association and attending meetings regularly is a great way to stay engaged with your child's school community.
Burroughs Elementary has a full time Parent Involvement Facilitator. The Parent Involvement Facilitator works to help parents by connecting them to services when they are in need. The PFI proudly supports the staff, students, and parents by keeping a calendar of events, works with the PTA and assists to help keep the absenteeism to a minimum.
Reading Partners is a national nonprofit that partners with elementary schools to help students develop strong literacy skills. Our volunteer reading partners help students struggling with developing the reading skills they need to succeed in school and in life. Reading Partners is an evidence-based and community-driven organization that welcomes volunteers from all walks of life to help make a difference for Tulsa children. Volunteer with Reading Partners and help our scholars.
Partners in Education
- John 3:16 Mission
- Boston Avenue Methodist Church
John Burroughs Elementary School Parental Involvement Policy
Research indicates the vital importance parental support plays in the success of schools. At John Burroughs Elementary School, the administration, faculty and staff believe that parental involvement is an essential factor in the educational success of our scholars. As a proud part of Tulsa Public Schools, we shall promote parental involvement in our school as mandated by Title I, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). We pledge to work as equal partners with parent in providing quality learning experiences in a high quality environment.
Annually, John Burroughs Elementary will meet with parents during our Title I Parent Night to explain the Title I Policy/program, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), and Annual Yearly Progress (AYP). During this meeting, we discuss Reading Sufficiency Act (RSA) Achieving Classroom Excellence (ACE) Legislation and our core values. Parents are advised as to their rights under Title I and given the opportunity to ask questions.
John Burroughs actively involves parents by providing a Tuesday “Home and Back” folder with weekly updates as well as a monthly school-wide newsletter. Teachers and administrators communicate with parents on a regular basis via telephone and face to face conversations. We obtain input through surveys, parent forums, and the Parent Advisory Committee as well as our Parent Teacher Association.
Burroughs shall provide a variety of measures to ensure a partnership with teachers and parents to be committed to creating a collaborative, structured environment that meets and exceeds the needs of the whole child. Parents, students and teachers will sign an “Accountability Agreement” during the fall of each year that outlines the responsibilities each hold in the education of the student. Parents are provided with multiple resources to support the academic needs of their child and are encouraged to take their child to the library, help them with homework and monitor their monthly reading logs/goals. Parents and students will receive notification of the District Behavior Response Plan, Dress Code, and Attendance Policies at the beginning of the school year. Progress Reports, Phone calls, DOJO Dashboard, Parent-Teacher Conferences and Report Cards will also be provided to parents to help monitor their child’s progress.
Burroughs communicates by advising parents of all school activities and events both school-wide and in the classroom through newsletters, flyers, School Connects (telephone messaging system), personal one on one contact, parent communication board, Back to School and Meet the Teacher events as well as parent/teacher conferences and monthly parent events. All student work will be sent home by way of Tuesday “Home and Back Folders.” Information will be provided in a language that parents can understand. Monthly POSITIVE parental contact, grade-level parent meetings and parent/literacy nights will also be used as a means of communication.
Burroughs will maintain a Parent Resource Center to help provide parents with tools to help increase student achievement. Our Parent Resource Center will have available parenting books, videos, and community resources to provide parents with various types of information. Our Parent Facilitator and Counselor will work with Parents on a regular basis to connect them with needed resources.
Other Requested Activities
Burroughs will proactively develop appropriate roles for community organizations and businesses in parental involvement activities. John 3:16 Mission as well as Boston Avenue United Methodist church actively supports Burroughs students, parents and staff as a valuable community resource.
Teamwork and Participation (Volunteering)
Research has shown when parents are actively engaged in their child’s education, students are more likely to succeed in learning. To ensure 90% Parental Involvement, as partners we need parental support by volunteering at least (10) hours at the school. Burroughs invites and welcomes parents and families to complete a volunteer background check (available in the office) in order to volunteer at the school. With dedication coupled with ongoing support from parents, teachers, staff, students and the community, success is inevitable.
This policy is in accordance with Public Law 107 – 110, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – Title 1 Parental Involvement
Reviewed/revised September 2018
District Involvement Information
- Stay Connected - TPS social media and smartphone app
- Tulsa Council of PTAs
- National PTA
- Booster Clubs/PTAs sanctioned organizations
- Parents as Teachers
- Student and Family Guide to Success (includes the Behavior Response Plan)
- Achieving. Classroom Excellence (ACE) Parental Curriculum Choice Letter
- Logrando la Excelencia en el Salón de Clases Carta hacia los Padres para la Selección de Currículo
- Parent Guide | Guía para Padres
- Parents Right To Know | El Derecho a Saber de los Padres
- Parent and Family Engagement Policy
- Educational Surrogate Parents Program
- All students need parental support to succeed. The Educational Surrogate Parents Program responds to the need for support and representation of students with disabilities whose parents are not available. This program relies on the commitment of volunteers who support a student's education by advocating for him/her to ensure that the student receives a free and appropriate public education.