Parental involvement is a more significant factor in a child’s academic performance than the qualities of the school itself. -Dufur, Parcel, and Troutman (2012)
While staying fully involved in school events can be a challenge, there are also huge benefits. A major meta-analysis by the Harvard Family Research Project concluded that children with highly involved parents performed significantly better than their peers in overall educational outcomes, grades, and academic achievement...
Our amazing FoBIS (Friends of BIS) members encourage and support parental involvement in the school. From social projects to community-building events, to fundraising, FoBIS is the glue that holds our community of families together. FoBIS is a non-profit group open to any and all BIS family members.
The BIS community is fortunate to have a great parent group that supports the school in a number of ways. One of them is to help organize fantastic and fun events for the students.
December is a very festive time for BIS Dragons. A Christmas Party was complete with a visit from Saing Nicholas himself, Santa Clause. He brought gifts for the students and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with them and their families.
In October, after a number of years due to the pandemic, they organized a Halloween party for the community complete with trick-or-treating around the campus. The Student Council (STUCO) created games for the students as well. Finally, food vendors were invited to the gathering where they offered a great variety of dishes for all.