Resources for Parents and Families
 
 

Click here to visit Mesa Public Schools Parent University.
Click here for district parent resources
Click here for information on the Superintendent’s Latino Parent Council - Spanish
Click here for Mesa Public Schools Community Education Programs.
Click here for Mesa Public Schools Truancy Policies. - Spanish
Click here for Webster's School - Parent Compact.
Click here for the Parent Involvment Policy.
Click here for the Nurse's Corner.
Click here to learn about volunteering.

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Mesa Public Schools offers screening to locate, identify, and evaluate all children who may have a disability as part of its child find efforts. If you know a child who has a disability or that you suspect may have difficulty with learning, communication, vision, hearing, behavior, or motor control and coordination, please contact the special education department at your local school. MPS screens children from preschool through high school. We refer infants and toddlers with disabilities to the Arizona Early Intervention Program for services. All child find referrals are considered confidential and services are provided at no cost to the family.
Screening:  Anyone who has concerns about a child’s development or academic achievement may refer the student for screening (i.e., parents, family members, or school staff). Screening procedures shall include vision and hearing and consideration of the following areas: cognitive or academic, communication, motor, social or behavioral, and adaptive development. Screening does not include detailed individualized comprehensive evaluation procedures.

 

Advocates for Youth  www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications

Advocate for youth's Parent Sex Ed Center has many downloadable publications and activities for parents that can help get families talking about hard to discuss issues, including sexuality.

MVParents www.mvparents.com/highriskbehaviors

Search Institute’s parenting site; it contains articles, videos, interactive quizzes, ideas for    encouraging positive peer relationships, and researchbased advice on how parents can prevent risk behaviors, including early sexual activity.  

Stop Bullying Now www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov
This web site was created for kids and adults. Parents will find valuable resources about bullying awareness, prevention and intervention. Kids can learn all about bullying and what they can do to stop it.

U.S. Department of Education
Helping Your Child through Early Adolescence
  www.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/hyc.html
Based on the latest research in adolescent development and learning, this booklet addresses questions, provides suggestions and tackles issues that parents of young teens generally find most challenging.
 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free
www.family.samhsa.gov
An interactive website developed to help parents promote their child's mental health and reduce their risk for becoming involved with alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs. Includes the feature
Mom, Dad & Marketing Messages.

 *For more information and resources, contact Barb Iversen, HIV/Sexuality Education Program Administrator at the Arizona Department of Education, School Safety and Prevention, barb.iversen@azed.gov or 6025428712.

Look below for a variety of parent freindly links  

 

School Information   Literacy Helpers   Math Helpers 
Webster News   Help Your Child Learn to Read   Helping Your Child Learn Math 
MyMPS   Family Education    Cool Math for Parents 
Getting Your Child Ready forKindergarten   Color in colorado    Math Advice for Parents 

  Literacy Tip Sheets for Parents     
    SpellingCity.com     
    Reading Headquarters     

 
    
Family Fun   Parent Resources/Information   Child Health/Safety  
Drawing For Children    Family Works     KidsHealth.org 
At Home Astronomy    Parent Institute    Kid Info for Parents 
    Arizona PTA     Common Sense Media 
    Arizona Department of Education     
    Mesa Public Schools