Schools can develop parent engagement teams to solicit input to physical activity programs, involve parents in decision-making, and include them in school activities. Examples of activities include organizing family-friendly special events or physical activity seminars; infusing movement into PTA meetings; encouraging physical activity at home by creating informative newsletters; and providing physical activity information through e-mail or social media.
How can family members get involved?
Family members can advocate for schools to support parent engagement, take advantage of the support schools provide, and volunteer in schools. Examples of volunteer activities include participating in evening or weekend special events or serving as physical education or physical activity volunteers during the school day or in after school programs.
What kinds of community activities can schools promote?
Schools can promote community programs that focus on physical fitness, such as recreation leagues, fitness-based classes, and walking trails. Events such as health fairs and recreation nights can also be promoted.
How can community organizations get involved?
Community involvement allows maximum use of school and community resources and creates a connection between school and community-based physical activity opportunities. Community organizations can provide programs before or after school or establish joint-use or shared-use agreements with schools.