Parent Partnership

Parent Partnership Interest Form

We are currently compiling lists of parents who indicated that they would like to be involved in a variety of opportunities at Kinard. Parent Partnership sign-up is a two step process:

Complete the Kinard Parent Partnership Interest Form .
Fill out the PSD Volunteer application. Once you are viewing the district page, follow the instructions given in Step 1. The district page is available by clicking here.

We have several opportunities for parent volunteers during the day. Please contact Sophia Effler (488-5407) or seffler@psdschools.org for more information and scheduling.


This we believe . . . " Schools do not presume to educate children alone. In today's society genuine family and community involvement are fundamental components of successful schools for young adolescents. Too many parents mistakenly become less involved in middle school believing that their children need less support at this level. Continuing parental involvement is as important as ever, so schools must take the initiative to develop needed home-school bonds. Frequently, parents are uncertain about how they can be involved in this new, and often larger, school. They may also be unsure about the most appropriate way to deal with their rapidly changing and maturing child but are hesitant to seek assistance.

Research studies clearly link the involvement of both family and other adults in the community with higher levels of student achievement, improved student behavior, and greater overall support for schools. Successful middle level schools, therefore, promote family involvement by sponsoring parent education programs, creating and maintaining links between home and school, initiating volunteer programs, establishing coordinated home-school learning experiences, and developing activities that involve community business and various cultural and civic groups."

Copies of This We Believe: Successful Schools for Young Adolescents ($14.99) are available by calling 1-800-528-NMSA or by visiting the National Middle School Association online bookstore at www.nmsa.org.