Parental Involvement Day

By Huntington Learning Center

Oradell, NJ — On November 20, 2014, the Huntington Learning Center will celebrate National Parental Involvement Day. Founded in 1995 by Project Appleseed, a nonprofit educational advocacy organization based in St. Louis, Missouri, National Parental Involvement Day honors and underscores the powerful contributions that parents and caregivers provide to support their students' success.

"Studies continue to show that parental involvement is one of the most consistent predictors of a child's academic achievement," says Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center. "Huntington is pleased to celebrate National Parental Involvement Day and promote to parents and our greater community the importance of being involved in our children's education and holding high expectations for our students."

The Huntington Learning Center will host a number of activities that encourage parents to be a part of their children's school and academic experience. In addition, Huntington offers free workshops for parents throughout the year on topics such as homework help, summer learning, SAT/PSAT/ACT exam prep and preparing students for a successful school year.

Huntington also offers parents a number of ideas to get involved in their child's education:

  1. Read together every night for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Talk about school at home every day. Keep the lines of communication open about school issues.
  3. Get to know your child's teacher by attending parent-teacher conferences, volunteering in the classroom and through regular communication.
  4. Encourage your child to ask his or her teacher questions about class expectations and together set goals for your child to achieve those goals.
  5. Talk with your child's teacher about how you can best support your child at home.
  6. Help your child with homework each night by being on hand for questions and checking his or her work.
  7. Teach your child to develop a trusted organizational system for keeping track of assignments and homework.
  8. Attend school events as a family and get to know the teachers and other staff at your child's school.
  9. Visit your child's classroom as a guest speaker and share more on a subject about which you are knowledgeable. For example, for an upcoming science day, a parent who is an engineer could offer some real-world career information and insight.
  10. Create a family homework center, complete with a homework calendar. Spend time each evening discussing your child's to-dos and bigger projects on the horizon, and have him or her keep all important dates on the calendar so you can help keep things on track.

To learn more about National Parent Involvement Day, visit For more information about Huntington Learning Center and its upcoming events, contact Laura Gehringer at Huntington Learning Center 201-975-9431, or visit

Lastly, Huntington reminds parents to make school a household priority. "Your role as a parent is to create and uphold a home environment that is conducive to learning and education," Huntington says. "Project Appleseed says that when parents are involved in children's learning in school and at home, schools work better and students flourish—and this is absolutely true. On National Parental Involvement Day and always, we encourage parents to seek ways to join their children's schools in giving students the best education possible."

About Huntington

Huntington is the tutoring and test prep leader. Its certified tutors provide individualized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Founded in 1977, Huntington's mission is to give every student the best education possible.

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