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Tools for Parents/Guardians

Tools for Parents/Guardians



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Helping Your Child Succeed

Children thrive when their parents or family members pay attention to whether they do their homework, attend school events, and talk to teachers about their learning progress.

Child Success

University of Minnesota Extension

These resources are designed to help parents take an active role in their child’s education and learning.

School Success Resources

Transition to Kindergarten

The Minneapolis Public Schools family guide will provide more information on getting ready and enrolled in Minneapolis Public Schools.

Kindergarten Transition

Parents helping parents - families who want to enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities.

The mission of PACER Center (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights) is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.


Technology Resources

MPS has many resources to help families access technology in their homes. Learn more about how you can access the internet, purchase computers, and sign up for the Parent Portal.

Technology Resources

Parent Power

What parents can do to support children's learning at all ages.

Parent Power

My Child's Academic Success

Empowering Parents School Box - Information from the US Department of Education about

Parents Schoolbox

Minnesota Parent Know

Trusted parenting information, resources, and activities to help your children grow, develop, and learn from birth to high school.

MN Parents Know

Minneapolis Early Childhood Family Education Online Parent Education Offerings

Our online parenting classes allow you to access research based parenting information on a variety of topics at your convenience; work on assignments to build your understanding and skills, and participate in a parent educator facilitated live chat weekly with other parents.


Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO)

Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO) is a seven-week curriculum based program designed for parents; bringing schools, parents and community together as equal partners in the education of students.


Action Guide for Parents and Community Leaders - The Title I Compact

The school-parent compact is a written agreement between teachers and parents. It is a document
that clarifies what families and schools can do to help children reach high academic standards.
Every school receiving Title I funds must develop a compact.

School/Parent Compact

Questions to Ask at Parent-Teacher Conferences

The Indian Education Department at MPS has provided this great list of questions parents can ask at conferences.

MPS Indian Ed

Helping Your Child Series

The Helping Your Child publication series aims to provide parents with the tools and information necessary to help their children succeed in school and life. These booklets feature practical lessons and activities to help their school aged and preschool children master reading, understand the value of homework and develop the skills and values necessary to achieve and grow.

Helping Your Child

ToolKit for Hispanic Families

Resources to Help Students Succeed in School - En Español

Hispanic Family Toolkit

Countdown to School Success

A month-by-month guide filled with the advice, tools, and online resources you'll need to help your children have a school year packed with fun and learning.

Countdown to Success

What Parents Need to Know

Some Tips to Help Your Child Succeed in School

What Parents Need to Know

Help your student make choices that will lead to college

Visit these resources for parents to get some ideas how you can support and motivate your student to prepare for their future after high school.

Ready Set Go!

Getting Your Child Ready for College

Getting your child ready for college begins even before kindergarten. Making sure your child is on track in their learning from an early age will help them succeed in school, college and career. Click the link --- to find parent resources to help your child succeed in their learning.

College Readiness