Our vision for parent engagement is two-pronged:

We work to connect parents to the academic and enrichment programs that serve their children. We offer easy access to volunteering and mentoring opportunities for parents in James Monroe. We also manage events such as:

  • Eat Lunch with Dads Day: designed to invite fathers into the academic environment of the school
  • Parent Celebration: a night of food, music, giveaways, and presentations about resources available to the parents of all first graders at James Monroe

We want to directly invest in James Monroe parents for their own sake. We provide a number of resource classes and support groups held weekly in the school. We're working to equip select parents to take ownership of activities in the school community—even going so far as to lead resource classes/groups of their own.


Number of parents involved in school volunteer opportunities: 25

Number of parents involved in other Focus Center programs: 30