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State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE)

October is Family & School Partnership in Education Month

Governor Jared Polis proclaimed October as Family and School Partnership in Education Month! This month is dedicated to elevating the importance of parents, families and schools working together to help students achieve higher levels of academic performance and help them reach their full potential. 

2019 Promising Partnerships Practices 

See a collection of initiatives from schools, districts, and other educational organizations in Colorado that highlight how they partner with families and the community for student success.

2019 Edition of Promising Partnerships Practices

October - Family and School Partnership in Ed Month


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What is SACPIE?

SACPIE was established in 2009 and is the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education. The Colorado General Assembly found that it was in:

"...the best interests of the state to create a state advisory council for parent involvement in education that will review best practices and recommend to policy makers and educators strategies to increase parent involvement in public education, thereby helping improve the quality of public education and raise the level of students’ academic achievement throughout the state." (C.R.S. § 22-7-301(2), 2012)

Family, School, and Community Partnership Definition: Families, early childhood programs, schools, and communities actively partnering to develop, implement, and evaluate effective and equitable practices to improve educational outcomes for children and youth.

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News

Family and School Partnership in Education Month Kick-Off Event

October is Family and School Partnership in Education Month in Colorado.  The Colorado Department of Education and the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education are hosting a Kick-Off Event to celebrate the month. The event will take place on October 3rd from 6-8pm at the History Colorado Center. Click here for more information. We hope to see you there! Register here.

SACPIE Announces Three Parent Vacancies

The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) has three open positions for parents who serve on a district or school accountability committee (DAC or SAC).  The Council is looking for parents who live in congressional districts 5, 6, and 7. For a copy of the application and more details about the vacancies, click here.  Applications are due to Darcy Hutchins (hutchins_d@cde.state.co.us) on September 23, 2019.

Call for Submissions—Promising Partnership Practices

The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE), in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), is collecting promising practices from schools and districts across the state to publish in the fifth annual Promising Partnership Practices—Colorado book.  SACPIE and CDE invite schools, districts, early childhood centers, institutions of higher education, accountability committees, parent-teacher committees, or any other school- or district-based council to submit an application for consideration in the publication.  The purpose of this book is for schools, districts, and other educational organizations in Colorado to share how they partner with families and the community for student success.  To access the submission form, click here.

SACPIE Announces a NEW Resource

The SACPIE Elementary Committee is pleased to share a brochure about overcoming family-school-community partnering hurdles. The content is aligned with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships and draw from promising partnership practices. This brochure is intended for any interested stakeholder at the elementary level.  View the brochure here.

Promising Partnership Practices Available Online

CDE, in collaboration with the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) collected practices from schools and districts about working with families for student learning. The first annual collection has over 50 submissions. The practices align with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships, adopted in Colorado legislation in 2009.

  • View the practices online

Family Engagement Brochure

The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education (SACPIE) and the Colorado Department of Education are pleased to share a new family-school partnership brochure. This resource includes family partnership research, an explanation of the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships, and practical tips for how families, educators, and community members can collaborate for student success. The brochure is available in English and Spanish for anyone interested to copy and distribute.

Another idea is that districts, schools, classrooms, or organizations may develop an individualized insert specific to their needs and thus highlight local family-school programs or actions, within the general information brochure.

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this webpage are those of the State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Colorado Department of Education or the Colorado State Board of Education.