Family Involvement

family involvement
  • At Benjamin E. Mays IB World School, we believe in partnership between home and school. We have an open door policy. We encourage families to visit our classrooms. Please remember when visiting that a teacher may not have time to talk with you immediately as they spend much of the day actively teaching our many young inquirers. We want teachers to focus on teaching whenever students are present. We encourge you to make notes and contact the teacher at a later time be e-mail, phone, or text.  This will allow them to give your comments and questions their full attention. 
    We value feedback from parents. Thank you for taking an active role in education. 
    A guide to policy and frequently asked questions.

    Refer to the document above for information regarding the uniform and uniform policy at Mays. Mays welcomes uniform donations of new, or gently used, uniform items. You may bring khaki or navy bottoms, or white or navy polos to the office throughout the school year.

    Family Event Calendar
    This calendar lists the dates and times of events that form the partnership between home and school.
    School Attendance Matters
    Lunch with Principal
    Join Principal Morris for Lunch with the Principal! This is a great opportunity to provide feedback on how things are going at Mays, and to plan for continued success in the future. Look for an invitation to this event in the Spring.

    Newsletters and Event Fliers
    Library of PDF's for Benjamin E. Mays IB world School newsletters and event fliers.
    The way math has been taught since you were in school may have changed. Check out the Everyday Math link below to bring you up to speed through easy to follow videos for new ways to view math.
    Benjamin E. Mays IB World School supports reading at home. The resources in this section will help you understand what a Reading Level is, provide book lists and give strategies for developing comprehension.
    Mays takes seriously the partnership between home and school. The Family Engagement Plan (FEP) and the Grade Level Compacts were designed with input from families to strengthen the bonds between home and school and enrich our students' education.

    PTA News
    The Mays P.T.A. needs your voice, ideas and a little bit of your time. Mays Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is designed to create a better school community through improving communication, deepening knowledge and active participation. We hope to build a strong partnership between home and school.

    Parent Academy
    Parent Academy is a parent program held at Benjamin E. Mays IB World School in the spring. Parent Academy is a good opportunity to learn about various school topics such as Standards and Progress, Self-Esteem, and Technology in the Classroom; and get to know other families at Mays. Parents enjoy an evening out with other adults - free childcare and a light dinner are provided. Mays Parent Academy has a history of laughter and involvement. The parents of Mays make Parent Academy at Mays a wonderful experience.