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Family Engagement Nights: Building Relationships for Student Success

Families doing yoga

Studies show when schools and families join together to support students, learning improves. Family engagement events provide this opportunity by helping the school and family relationship develop and grow. They also offer opportunities for parents and educators to connect and share resources and information.

Bullard Early Childhood (BEC) and Bullard Primary School (BPS) host combined Family Engagement Nights. Each night has a specific theme or focus. In October, Family Fitness Night gave students, parents, teachers, and volunteers the opportunity to participate in various wellness events like obstacle courses, DrumFit routines, dance, and yoga. 

Bullard ISD's English as a Second Language (ESL) department also hosts monthly Family Engagement Nights. October's event was a fun Halloween carnival, and in November', ESL families will join BEC and BPS families for a reading and literacy night.

Our younger panthers are not the only ones who benefit from Parent Engagement Nights. In October, Bullard Intermediate School welcomed over 100 families into the cafeteria for Family Paint Night. Each parent and student painted their own canvas with a fun Halloween scene.

"Our parent and family engagement plans follow guidelines outlined in the Texas Federal Programs Parent and Family Engagement State Plan," Bullard ISD Assistant Superintendent Cheryl Hendrix said. "More importantly, these events help build relationships as educators and parents partner in our students' success."

BEC, BPS, and ESL have Family Engagement Nights planned for November, December, January, February, March, and May.

Families doing yogo
families doing DrumFit
girl in obstacle course
Mom and two students painting
lots of families in BIS cafeteria
group shot from back at Family Paint Night