There was a time when parent participation was limited to “Homeroom Moms” helping with the class picnic or “Bake Sales” to raise funds for new playground equipment.
Parents still take part in those much needed and appreciated activities but today their role has expanded and is even more significant as a partner in helping to educate students.
Moms, dads, guardians, grandparents, and other family members are actively engaged in the overall success of a school. They sit on committees that develop the overall direction and educational plan for a school, take part in interviewing new staff members, lobby for or against legislation impacting schools, volunteer hundreds of hours at events, and provide the “at home” support that is critical for students to succeed in school.
The Parent section of our website is designed to provide parents with the resources they need to help their child be successful in the Dearborn Public Schools. Special programs, contact information, required forms, lunch menus, and much more can be found in this section.
The district is building a list of community resources and services for parents in Dearborn. The list of resources is updated on the Cotter School website. Click here to view.
Learning for Parents - Take part in the Parent University call (313) 827-8350
During the 2016/2017 school year, Dearborn Public Schools will be hosting Parent University. The goal of this program is to provide parents (with children ages 6 months to 4 years) with classes in different developmental areas in order to help them to best meet the needs of their young children. These classes include: Nutrition & Health, Dental Care, Social Emotional, Screen Time & Technology, Math, Literacy, Music & Movement, and Science. During these classes you will be participating in hands on activities with your child, hearing from professionals in these interest areas, and receiving free materials to continue the learning through play at home. If you would like to reserve your spot for any of the classes you see below or would like more information regarding these classes, please call (313) 827-8350.