Welcome to the Fruchthendler Family Engagement Team

The purpose of the Fruchthendler Family Engagement Team is to provide resources and opportunities for family participation in education. We tailor this to meet our community's needs in the following areas:

Parenting
Help parents understand the educational process and their role in supporting student achievement. Provide an opportunity for parents to learn about the course of study for their children and review learning materials.

Communication
Provide communication between school and home that is regular, two-way and meaningful. Each school will support all families when they need to express themselves in their native language, carrying out the translations in English, thus giving equal participation to all the parents in the different scenarios. Each school will establish expectations on parent involvement, and provide list of expectations to the families through the parent/student compact.

Volunteering
Each school will inform all families of the minimum participation required cooperating with the academic development of their children. Tucson Unified School district will provide teamwork alternatives for the families who cannot come to school during regular hours.

Learning at Home
Inform parents about grade level expectations to include grade level Standards and Performance Objectives. This information should be shared with students. Inform parents of policies regarding homework, discipline, attendance and other issues of importance to students, parents and the school. Provide opportunities for parents to be informed about their student's progress toward attaining proficiency on state and district academic standards. Information will explain how the student's progress will be measured and how parents will be informed of such progress.

Decision Making
Consult with and encourage parents to share in school planning and in the setting of objectives through school committees and school council. Encourage formal organizations for parents at each school.

Collaborating with the Community
In partnership with the parents, seek community resources to strengthen school programs

Meeting Schedule
2020 Family Engagement Team Members
This year's Members are:

Mary Anderson, Principal
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Kari Calvarese, Office Staff
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Kim Mulligan, Teacher
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Shannon Turnage, Teacher
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Debbie Brooks, Teacher
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Nina Aldecoa, Teacher
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Dan Schulter, CSP
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Michelle James, Parent
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Liam Maddock, Parent
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Karen Boerup, Parent
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Stephanie Keller, Parent/PTA President
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Duke Corley, Community Representative
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2020-21 Family Engagement Team Minutes
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