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    Leslie Chisholm Parent Liaison/Spanish Interpreter        

    How can you contact me?
    • Call me! 571-252-2840
    • Email
    • Parent Liaison Mailbox in main office
    • My office is located in House A, Conference Room A

    When am I available?

    • Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9:30am - 2:30pm

     

    What is a parent liaison?

    A Parent Liaison is a LCPS staff member, not a volunteer,   who works to bridge the communication between school and home by helping parents get the information, help, and support they need to ensure their child's academic and social success in school. A Parent Liaison is to empower parents to become active participants in the education of their children.  Confidentiality is always upheld! 

     

    ¿Qué Es Un Parent Liaison?

    Un Parent Liaison es una persona que trabaja para ayudar con la comunicación entre la escuela y el hogar para ayudar a los padres a obtener la información, el apoyo y la ayuda que necesitan para asegurar el éxito académico y social de su hijo(a) en la escuela.  Como padres de familia, ustedes tienen un vínculo personal, una conexión, un puente a la escuela por su hijo.

     

    Un LIAISON es la persona de contacto quien inicia una conexión/relación personal y que mantiene esa comunicación/vínculo entre ustedes y la escuela para asegurar acción conjunta y cooperación hacia metas acordadas entre ambas partes

     

    Role and Mission of the Parent Liaison

    Current research emphasizes the importance of parent involvement in promoting school success. At the same time, lack of participation among parents of socially and culturally diverse students is also well-documented. Today’s families constantly deal with stress that impacts students’ abilities to participate in academic and extra-curricular school activities. If schools are to do an effective job of educating their increasingly diverse populations of students, they must find ways to communicate and build more cooperative working relationships with parents. 

     Parent Liaisons:

    • Facilitate parent-school communication;
    • Facilitate community agency referrals;
    • Encourage parent involvement in the school;
    • Foster trust between parents and the educational community;
    • Foster higher academic achievement through collaboration with school personnel.

    The primary role of the Parent Liaison is to empower parents to become active participants in the education of their children. Targeted are those parents who:

    • need help in determining how best to help their children;
    • are infrequent participants in school activities;
    • may need clarification of their role in the educational process;
    • need assistance in making connections and accessing services

    How can my parent liaison help me?

     Sometimes parents may feel uncomfortable sharing their questions or concerns with teachers or administrators. Because good communication between home and school is such a vital part of your child's academic success, the Parent Liaison, will listen to your concerns and then work with you to make sure that your situation, questions, or point of view is expressed and understood. They will help support you if you need to find ways to resolve any issues that may be hindering your child's success in school. The Parent Liaison wants to be sure that you understand what you can do to get involved, keep informed, share information, and help your child do his or her BEST.

     Your Parent Liaison can connect you to important information including:

    ·         SOL Testing

    ·         School Expectations

    ·         School Dress Code

    ·         Absentee Calls

    .         Contacting Teachers, Administrators and       Counselors

    ·         Special Education Process

     

    ·         School rules/procedures

     

    Your Parent Liaison can connect you to available resources/help including

    ·         School Supplies

    ·         Public Library Use

    ·         Athletic Programs

    ·         Medical Assistance/Glasses

    ·         After School Programs

    ·         LCPS Parent Resource Center

     

    Your Parent Liaison can help you make a comfortable connection with the school:

    ·         PTO (membership and volunteering)

    ·         Set up and/or Attend Parent/Teacher Conferences

    ·         Calls/Home Visits and Transportation arrangements

    ·         Volunteering in classroom and school

    ·         Tours of School (anytime throughout year)

    ·         Back to School Nights/Special Events

    ·          Arrange for an Interpreter

    ·          Assist with school forms

       

     

    Your Parent Liaison can connect you to  support in crisis situations

     (emotional, physical, and academic)

    ·         Housing

    ·         Accidents

    ·         Illness

    ·         Bullying

    ·         Attendance/Tardiness

    ·         Substance and Physical Abuse

    ·         Food/Clothing

    ·         Family Deaths

    ·         At Risk of Failing

    ·         Behavioral Issues

     

     

    Su Parent Liaison puede proveerle información importante sobre

    Ø  Becas

    Ø  Comunicación: Maestros y Consejeros

    Ø  Código de Vestimenta

    Ø  Llamadas por Ausencias

    Ø  Matrícula para Kindergarten

    Ø  Educación Especial

    Ø  Escuela de Verano

    Ø  El Sistema Escolar Americano

    Ø  Las Expectativas Escolares

    Ø  Requisitos para la Graduación

    Ø  Exámenes SOL

    Ø  Centro Téchnico Monroe

    Ø  La Escuela Douglass

     

      Su Parent Liaison puede ayudar con el apoyo de recursos/ayuda disponibles

    Ø  Materiales Escolares

    Ø  Uso de la Biblioteca

    Ø  Programas Atléticos

    Ø  Servicios Médicos/Lentes

    Ø  Programas Extracurriculares

     

      Su Parent Liaison puede ayudar a lograr una conexión escolar agradable

    Ø  Noche de Regreso a la Escuela

    Ø  Conferencias entre Padre/Maestro

    Ø  Llamadas Telefónicas

    Ø  Avisos

    Ø  Visitas a su Hogar

    Ø  Sirviendo de Voluntario

    Ø  Obteniendo ayuda de Intérpretes

     

     

     Su Parent Liaison puede conectarle con apoyos en situaciones de crisis (emocionales, físicas, académicas)

    Ø  Vivienda

    Ø  Accidentes

    Ø  Enfermedades

    Ø  Acoso Escolar

    Ø  Asistencia Escolar/Tardanzas

    Ø  Abuso de Sustancias y Maltrato Físico

    Ø  Alimentos

    Ø  Muerte en la Familia

    Ø  En Riesgo de Fracasar

     

    Para más detalles, por favor comuníquese con la oficina del:

    Leslie Chisholm

    JL Simpson MS

    Tel: 571-252-2840 or leslie.chisholm@lcps.org