Resources for parents and families


Teachers believe that children are our Hawaii’s future

We all have a role in the education of our children.

Working hand in hand, school staff, families, communities, and policymakers share responsibility for a child’s education. When families and schools work together, our children are the winners. This area offers resources for parents and educators on building a strong bond between home and school.


Keiki Success

• NEA Read Across America information
http://www.nea.org/grants/886.htm

• National PTA tips for family engagement
http://www.pta.org/programs/FamilyEngagement.cfm?navItemNumber=508

• Hawaii State PTSA Parent Resources
http://www.hawaiistateptsa.org/for-parents.html

• National PTA: Parents’ guide to student success
http://www.pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583&navItemNumber=3363

• Parent/teacher engagement resources
http://www.brightstorm.com/

• Educators’ Top 100 Children’s Books
http://www.nea.org/grants/13154.htm

• Favorite books in Hawaii
http://www.hawaiibookblog.com/articles/10-favorite-hawaii-childrens-books/
• Hawaii children pick top books
Nene Award - Read about this local award, check out winning books from previous years, find books that engage children and open new worlds.
http://nene.k12.hi.us/booklist.html
2013 Nene Award Nominees Book List
http://nene.k12.hi.us/booklist/booklist13.html

• Other sites for success

US Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/

NEA Parent Resources
http://www.nea.org/parents/

Family/School/Community Partnership Resources
Our keiki need the energy and passion of everyone, especially community members, to ensure every student in Hawaii has access to a great public school.
http://neapriorityschools.org/engaged-families-and-communities/resources

Teachers put students first every day.

SupportMyClass.org is an online community dedicated to helping Hawaii’s public school teachers fund creative classroom needs that further the educational experience for our local students.