The goals of the African-American Parent Advisory Council are
- Improve the academic outcomes for African-American students by providing families with information about their student's academic achievement and cognitive development. This includes identifying a student's individual needs by reviewing test scores and grades and developing achievable goals and creating a plan of action for their personal success.
- Increase the engagement of African-American families, by developing programs and activities these families are interested in participating in.
- Support school staff in addressing the cultural needs of African-American students, using direct feedback from parents and families.
- Advise the school on how communication and outreach efforts of the school are working and what can be improved.
- Advocate for programs and services that will increase African-American students' preparation for college and career, such as an after-school tutoring group, African-American career day, parent support groups, workshops on how parents can best support their students at home, and resources and referrals for academic and social support.
Michelle Obama School is committed to making every student, parent, guardian, family, and community members feel welcome and supported on our campus. All MOS staff members are dedicated to developing warm and nurturing relationships with all students. For Michelle Obama School to be successful we need parents, guardians, families, and community members to be involved - such involvement has been shown to be a key factor in a student's academic growth and success. WE NEED YOU!
The African-American Parent Advisory will meet regularly on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00pm. Dinner will be provided and children are welcome to attend. We invite and encourage parents, guardians, caregivers, and family members to attend these meetings. Your involvement, suggestions, and feedback are critical to our making a difference in the lives of our children.