Florida Association of Partners 
in Education 
 May 2016 Newsletter
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Calendar of Events and Programs
2-6 National Teacher Appreciation Week
Ju ne 
      2 nd Florida Cha mber    Foundation's 
14-17 PTA Leadership Conference   Family & 
Community Involvement Award Presentation
19-21 2016 Educational Strategies and Student Engagement Institute Fall Leadership link is coming soon!

The end of the school year is fast approaching! 
I can't believe this school year is almost over. I'm looking forward to this summer and taking a break! 

I hope you enjoyed our lunch box webinars; Business Partnerships and Engaging the New Millennium Parents. You can also find the webinar recordings on our website. We're planning more lunch box webinars in the fall. If you have a topic you're interested in or learning about, please let me know and we'll see if we can add it to our webinar series. 

The voting is in! The 2016/2018 Board Members are: 
Returning Treasurer:
  Marilyn Parcels-Seay
 Patricia May, Volunteer Coordinator, Martin County
Congratulations and welcome aboard.

As we all are planning for the next school year, let us not forget that we are affecting the lives of young people. We partner with the community and place volunteers in our schools to support student achievement. The contributions of volunteers and community partners clearly demonstrates to student that their
success is important enough for the community to take an active role, in their education. The role of volunteer and business partnership coordinators is crucial to the success of our students.

I hope all of you can take time to enjoy the summer, and spend some quality time with your family and friends.

Don't forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on twitter!

Keep Smiling!
Michelle Roberge, 
Florida Association Partners in Education, President
District Volunteer Coordinator, Pinellas County Schools

Learners to Earners Summit
Mark your calendar for the Florida Chamber Foundation's Learners to Earners Education Summit: June 2, 2016 in Orlando. Join Florida's business community, workforce professionals and education thought leaders in interactive discussions on how to connect today's learners to tomorrow's career opportunities.

This year, the Chamber Foundation is holding the Learners to Earners Education Summit in conjunction with the Florida Department of Education Commissioner's Business Recognition Award program, presented by Wells Fargo. As businesses look for the next generation of ingenuity and leadership, this event will highlight and strengthen innovative partnerships between businesses, education and philanthropic funders.

June 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm  
Location:  Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
Address:  1500 Masters Boulevard ChampionsGate, FL 33896


We hope to see you there!

There is no substitute for someone who gets you
by Laura Yoviene and Jean Rhodes

From the Chronicle of Evidence Based Mentoring

We like people who "get" us-those friends and family members who seem to understand who we are at an intuitive level and yet love and appreciate us all the same. Students gravitate toward teachers, guidance counselors, and other adults who get them, which creates opportunities for these caring adults to influence students' career choices and life paths. In fact, the usual way of asking about mentors, especially natural mentors, may not be fully capturing young people's experience with caring adults. Read More

How to Get Families Engaged...
W hen parents, families and the community are involved in schools, children benefit. Adult participation sends the message that school is important and worthy of adult attention.

Many people may want to support our schools and students, but  don't know how or feel they have time. Opportunities are present - in school and elsewhere.

Here are some helpful tips to share with parents on how they can make education a priority in their home.
  • Remind them to talk with their student about education, homework and school activities
  • They can assist and check homework
  • Celebrate accomplishments
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the teacher
  • Address any issues with the teacher immediately
  • Ask them to join the PTA, PTO or SAC
  • Ask them to volunteer inside and outside classroom activities
We all need to listen to our children, we will learn as much from them as they learn from us!