Office of Parent Relations
The Office of Parent Relations provides support and important information for Friendship parents and families. Services include:
- Engaging parents and families with ongoing news, information and events
- Listening and responding to concerns
- Providing helpful academic resources and other special needs
We also encourage parent participation through our campus-based Parent Advisory Council (PAC) and Parent University.
Parent Advisory Council (PAC)
Friendship’s PAC brings parents and families together to promote the academic success of our students. The PAC’s primary role is to provide a forum through which parents become more involved in the activities, services and day-to-day learning taking place across all 12 Friendship elementary, middle and high schools. To get involved, contact your student’s school.
Parent University educates, engages and empowers our parents and families. Through meaningful classes and workshops, this program expands the resources parents have to support their student’s academic growth and well-being.
Parent University’s goals:
- Increase access to and understanding of Friendship’s core values, policies and practices
- Increase parental involvement in every school
- Provide opportunities to network with professionals and other parents
- Help parents develop and strengthen positive parenting practices
- Empower parents to become effective advocates for their children
- Strengthen home-to-school partnerships
- Provide opportunities and support for families to achieve academic and non-academic goals
Parent University offers workshops in five areas:
- Academic Intervention and Support: Parents acquire the tools to assess their student’s academic progress and deploy interventions as needed.
- Education: Facilitators cover a range of topics beneficial to Friendship families such as financial literacy and college planning.
- Growth and Personal Development: Parents increase their own personal and professional growth, enabling them to effectively advocate for their children and themselves.
- Social Emotional Learning: Information focuses on students’ social and emotional development and how these factors impact academic achievement.
- Technology: Parents learn more about how technology increase learning for students and parents.
By providing our parents and families with the knowledge and resources to better support their student’s education, they become more engaged in ways that improve both student outcomes and school performance.
For questions, please contact Friendship’s Director of Parent Relations Charmayne Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-281-1700.