Parent Resource Center
The mission statement for the LPCS Parent Resource Center is “to create an optimum environment for students and parents and to facilitate communication between the school and parents.” It is our hope that parents will help make the school a true community and that this parent group will engage the students in positive activities outside the classroom, as well as during school hours, by sponsoring diverse social and educational activities and programs.
How To Join
Membership is open to any parent/guardian of an LPCS student. Family members are also welcome, e.g., grandparents. There are no annual dues.
There is no formal membership application. All parents are “automatically” members of the LPCS Resource Center and can freely join any committees or activities.
The LPCS Parent Resource Center’s four primary goals and some possible means for achieving them are as follows:
- Facilitate communication between parents and administration;
- Meetings which feature a speaker from the school on topic of the parents’ choice, e.g. curriculum explanations, computer programming, homework policies, etc;
- Orientation for new students and their families just before the start of school;
- Evenings with the director — informal dialogue and discussion on a variety of topics.
The LPCS Parent Resource Center will also provide more social, cultural and developmental opportunities for students such as:
- In-school class parties;
- School dances;
- Activities in the evening for students and their families;
- Cultural programs;
- Mentoring programs;
- Out-of-school volunteer opportunities;
- Fundraising to offset some of the cost of after-school, weekend, and holiday activities that will allow all students to participate.
The Parent Resource Center will even provide a structure for parent volunteer activities including:
- After-school activities.
What Involvement Includes
There are four officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Each officer is elected for one year, but those serving are encouraged to serve more than one year to maintain continuity. The role of each officer is similar in function with other organizations. For meeting information, refer to the monthly calendar. Meetings usually last about 1 hour and refreshments are served. Please note that it is possible that meeting times may change in the near future to meet the needs of the current LPCS Parent Resource Center membership.
Involvement with the organization can include volunteering for LPCS Parent Connection sponsored activities, e.g., fundraising drives, providing for needy families during the holidays, and assisting with school and community events (e.g., Health Fair, School Fair, community programs, field trips, award ceremonies, sports events, and a variety of others).
The Parent Resource Center usually has announcements or other business to share with parents, and normally uses the “Wednesday Reminders” as the communication link between the organization and LPCS parents/guardians. The organization has sponsored “Teacher and Staff Appreciation”, “Family Night” and Open House events in an effort to promote good will among parents, staff, and prospective new families.
Persons interested in learning more about the LPCS Parent Resource Center organization may leave their name and telephone number at Linwood Public Charter School for the Parent Resource Center. The LPCS telephone number is 318-841-7634. If e-mailing is more suitable, you may send the e-mail to the school’s e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Sherry Durden, Parent Liaison, for additional information regarding the LPCS Parent Resource Center.