Family & Community Partnership Network Meetings

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Family & Community Partnership (FCP) Network meetings include time to network with counterparts, speaker presentations on "hot topics," and time to share community ​resources. A needs assessment is conducted at each meeting to plan for future agendas that are relevant to our members.

​Wframe our meetings within Joyce Epstein’s Keys to Successful School-Family-Community Partnerships, a research-based framework of the Six Types of Involvement to help build authentic family engagement. Schools and districts complete an assessment of their own to identify areas of strengths and opportunities using the six types as follows:

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Type​​ 1. Parenting​​​​​​​
As​sist families in understanding child and adolescent development and in setting home conditions that support children as students at each grade level. Assist schools in understanding families.​​​​
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Type 2. Communicating
Communicate with families about school programs and student progress through effective school-to-home and home-to-school communications.​​
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Type 3. Volunteering
Improve recruitment, training, and schedules to involve families as volunteers and audiences at the school and in other locations to support students and school programs.​
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Type 4. Learning at Home
Involve families with their children in learning at home, including homework, other curriculum-related activities, and individual course and program decisions.​
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Type 5. Decision Making
Include families as participants in school decisions, governance, and advocacy through the PTA/PTO, school councils, committees, action teams, and other parent organizations.​
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Type 6. Collaborating with the Community
Coordinate community resources and services for students, families, and the school with businesses, agencies, and other groups, and provide services to the community.​​

At previous meetings, guest speakers have been featured from OCDE, Parenting Partners, California PTA, Families and Communities Together (FaCT), Orange County Health Care Agency, and more. If you are interested in sharing your resources at a FCP Network meeting, please contact Sheree Newman at snewman@ocde.us. 


 

Family & Community Partnership (FCP) Network

2019-20 Meeting Schedule
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Date Location More Information

September 20, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Building D, Room 4-5-6

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December 6, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Building D, Room 2-3

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February 28, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Building D, Room 2-3

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May 1, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Orange County Department of Education
200 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Building D, Room 2-3

Link to register