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 #National Parental Involvement Day & #Public School Volunteer Week 

Selected proclamations for our signature events

Ask your superintendent, school board, mayor, city council, state representative or governor to issue a proclamation celebrating Public School Volunteer Week and National Parental Involvement Day. Highlight the value of parental involvement in your schools and let us know about your efforts!

Proclamation By

The Governor of Missouri

WHEREAS, November 18, 2021, has been designated the 28th Annual National Parental Involvement Day by Project Appleseed, the national campaign for public school improvement: and

WHEREAS, During the past three decades, school systems throughout the country have accepted the services of dedicated volunteers to assist educators, and these volunteers have offered their time, encouragement, and meaningful contact with students; and

WHEREAS, Research clearly demonstrates that family and community engagement is a significant factor in the success of schools; and

WHEREAS, By becoming a volunteer, parents, grandparents and community members are providing an invaluable contribution to the education of our students; and

WHEREAS, Volunteers are called upon to assist teachers and staff with the day-to-day activities involved in providing a balanced education for our students and are an important part of a team that strives to ensure that each and every one of our students succeeds; and

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WHEREAS, During the school year, countless volunteers are spending innumerable hours serving schools throughout Missouri as chaperones, mentors, after-school tutors, club leaders, booster club members, PTA and PTO members, guest speakers, classroom helpers, athletics coaches, and in countless other ways: and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael L. Parson, Governor of the State of Missouri, do hereby proclaim November 18, 2021, as National Parental Involvement Day in the State of Missouri.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, this 25th day of October, 2021.


Michael L. Parsons




Sharon Edwards-Billings, is the brainchild behind ALLPARENTSONDECK, LLC.. Her personal experience as a Child Advocate, with the National Court Appointed Special Advocates program (CASA) and her personal experiences as an “involved” impacted her decision to create ALLPARENTSONDECK, LLC.


Since 2012, Sharon has singlehandedly obtained state recognition for Project Appleseed's National Parental Involvement Day in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker, demonstrated that he understands the sacrifices that parents make to remain involved in their student's academic journey. He signed the first proclamation at Sharon’s request, on June 1, 2012, that can potentially increase the levels of parental involvement in Wisconsin schools. “Wisconsin will celebrate for the first time "Parental Involvement Day" and join ten other states who have officially declared the 3rd Thursday in November as "National Parental Involvement Day." We will work with Project Appleseed and continue to post updates about events that schools are planning for parents, as they are made available to us,” says Sharon thru the organization’s web site.



Miami-Dade County, SCHOOL BOARD ENDORSEMENT OF ACTION PROPOSED BY CHAIR PERLA TABARES HANTMAN: That The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida, endorse November 19, 2015 as National Parent Involvement Day and its goal of increasing overall student achievement through parent engagement, with year-round encouragement throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 



In honor of Project Appleseed's National Parent Involvement Day, state school Superintendent John Barge sent out this letter to Georgia parents: November is Parent Engagement Month in Georgia and parents play in their children’s education. It is a time for all parents to consider how they can get more involved in the education of their children regardless of the grade level. Today, though, is a special day within the month that I believe most educators are eager to recognize. It’s National Parent Involvement Day. When it comes to parent engagement, the research is clear, when schools, families, and communities support each other, students of all backgrounds and ability levels achieve at higher levels. Project Appleseed engages parent involvement in schools nationwide.

Project Appleseed





Board of Education 


Presented by Trustee Kevin Beiser 

In Recognition of National Parent Involvement Day on  

Thursday, November 15, 2012 


WHEREAS, the San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs are partnering to implement the first National Parent Involvement Day at district schools; and 


WHEREAS, the San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Unified Council of PTAs both agree that parent engagement focused on supporting the learning process, both at school and at home, is critical to 

increasing overall student achievement; and 


WHEREAS, over thirty years of research indicates that when parents and caregivers are strategically involved in children's learning at school and at home, student achievement significantly improves and schools 

are more effective; and 


WHEREAS, schools will host an event on National Parent Involvement Day, Thursday, November 15, 2012, to honor the powerful contributions that parents and caregivers make to support the success of students and to reinforce awareness of the invaluable role that parents and caregivers play in supporting student learning and public education, and honor their contributions to student success; and 


WHEREAS, in addition to recognizing the role parents and caregivers play as invaluable allies in student success, secondary goals of this event include identifying parent and community volunteers whose efforts will help schools increase parent engagement, building strong partnerships with parent and community linked to student learning, laying the foundation for strategic family engagement, and strengthening the partnership between schools and PTA. 


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education, that it recognizes the importance of National Parent Involvement Day and its goal of increasing overall student achievement through parent engagement. 


Adopted and approved by the Board of Education of the San Diego Unified School District at a regular 

meeting held on the 6th day of November 2012. 


Kevin Beiser, Trustee , Richard Barrera, Trustee , Scott Barnett, Vice President , John Lee Evans, President, Shelia Jackson, Trustee 


City of Pitsburgh

510 City-County Buildng, 41 Grant Sret

Pitsburgh, PA 15219


Council Chambers City Council



Darlen Haris, President

Council Members: Revrend Ricky V.Burges, Patrick Dowd, Bruce A.Kraus, R.Daniel 

Lavel, Wilam Peduto, Natlia Rudiak, Douglas Shields, Thersa Smith 

Linda M.Johnson-Wasler, City Clerk, Mary Beth Doheny, Deputy City Clerk


WHEREAS, family and community engagement is a key goal for Pittsburgh Public Schools and critical to the success of its students; and,

WHEREAS, families and communities are an essential part of a student’s Pathway to the Promise, helping students nurture dreams and ambitions to ensure that all students develop the habits and behaviors that lead to success in school and in life; and,


WHEREAS, the 17th Annual National Parental Involvement Day is on Thursday November 18, 2010, and to celebrate the occasion and raise the profile of the importance of family and community involvement, Pittsburgh Public Schools will host a week of events and activities spotlighting the importance of family and community engagement from November 15 to November 20, 2010; and,


WHEREAS, the District’s final Pathways to the Promise Night family event is on November 17 at Pittsburgh Milliones 6-12; and,


WHEREAS, an Excellence for All parents steering committee meeting featuring Superintendent Mark Roosevelt is on November 18 at Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy; and,


WHEREAS, on November 18 the University of Pittsburgh, Africana Studies Department will host the next Dame-Dame series monthly meeting highlighting an outstanding school educator at the University of Pittsburgh’s Langley Hall; and,


WHEREAS, on November 20 the Hill District Education Council will host its Fall 2010 Education Conference titled “Connecting on Education Justice”;


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby commend Pittsburgh Public School’s efforts to foster family and community engagement during the festivities for the 17th Annual National Parental Involvement Day.


Sponsored By Councilman R. Daniel Lavelle, Council President Darlene M. Harris, Theresa Kail-Smith, And Patrick Dowd

Co-Sponsored By Rev. Ricky V. Burgess, Bruce A. Kraus, William Peduto, Natalia Rudiak, And Douglas Shields