Parent Involvement Day 2010 is Nov. 18; here are some ways to tap into the parent power at your school:

Coffee and Class
Work with administrators to invite parents to have breakfast at school, then go with their children to the first class of the day. Be sure to let parents know about volunteer opportunities.

A Banner Welcome
Recognize parents for their support of the school by hanging a banner outside the main entrance or placing a message on the school marquee. Hand out a brochure about the benefits of parent involvement.

Tutoring Sessions
Recruit parents to work with students struggling in math or reading. Then hold a family reading night or math night after school.