Dear NHE/OV Families and Community Members,
Our NHE and OV principals are in need of an NAACP Parent Representative. The school principals must submit a name of a willing parent to the central office. Should you be interested or know of someone who would be interested in volunteering as a representative–please share.
Formation of the Parents’ Council of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) came about as an outgrowth of ideas put forth during the 1995 and 1996 NAACP Youth Summits. The Parents’ Council is one of the vehicles created to empower African American and other minority parents to take a more pro-active role in the education of their children. The Council is made up of parents, guardians and grandparents of minority children enrolled in the Montgomery County Public School System (MCPS) and residents who may not have children in school, but who share the goal of equal education for al children, particularly minority children.
What Is Our Purpose?
The Purpose of the Parents’ Council is to provide a forum through which interested citizens may offer assistance, guidance and support to African American parents and students of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) to pursue the highest quality education possible through encouragement, information sharing, positive motivation, critical evaluation and advocacy.
How Are We Organized?
The Parent’s Council is comprised of representatives from each school in Montgomery County. Selected by their principal, these parent representatives work together within the county’s schools for the purpose of training other parents to be advocated for their children, sharing information, and resolving problems that impact the education of their children. Each school elects a representative to attend the monthly meetings of the Parents’ Council. Any interest person may attend the monthly meetings.
The Parents’ Council is made up of officers, parent representatives and the Montgomery County Maryland Branch NAACP President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Programs, and Chair of the Education Committee.
The first meeting of the NAACP Parents’ Council meeting is on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Carver Educational Services Center– located at 850 Hungerford Drive in Rockville, MD. The meeting time will be 8:45am–11am.
For more information on NAACP visit: http://naacppc-md.org/
Please contact your principal for volunteering as a NAACP Parent Representative this school year.
NHE Principal: Mr. Geiger at: Robert_S_Geiger@mcpsmd.org or Tel: (301) 431-7607