Bailey Middle announces Take Your Family To School Week
by Staff Writer
Through the National Parent-Teacher Association’s Take Your Family To School Week grant, Bailey Middle School parents can spend the week of Feb. 13 attending classes with their student, helping out with a service project and many other activities planned for the event.
“When kids get to middle school, parents just kind of check out,” said Bailey Middle School Parent-Teacher-Student Association President Shannon Edwards said. “We want to show them that kids still need their parents to be involved, especially at this age.”
Bailey Middle was one of only two North Carolina schools to receive the National Parent-Teacher Association’s $1,000 grant. This marks the second consecutive year that the school has been awarded the honor.
The week’s events include:
• Walk in My Shoes Day on Feb. 13, in which parents will shadow their students throughout the school day.
• A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Parent University program titled “Preparing for College Doesn’t Start in Your Senior Year.”
• A dinner theater production of The Jungle Book by Bailey Middle theater students.
• A mini career fair where professionals from throughout the area will share information with students about their jobs. The fair launches the school’s Student University Program, three-week career information sessions that begin in March.
• A book study presented by Davidson Day School’s Head of Educational Innovation & Research Mike Cerkovnik.
• A service project in which parents and students will decorate and stuff snack bags for A Child’s Place, a Mecklenburg County nonprofit that assists the district’s homeless students.
• A parent-student pep rally and recognition service for character education, honor roll, outstanding attendance and behavior awards.
• A Family Forum featuring a presentation from nonprofit MeckEd about pending state legislation that affects public education.
Specific dates and times of events will be publicized as they become available.