Parent involvement is a major factor in the success of any district. Parents are their children’s advocate and the link between school and home. The element of school that keeps most parents updated on their child’s day-to-day educational experience is homework. There is more to knowing about the school than the helping with or the monitoring of homework. Even if a parent works full time, as many do, there are ways to get involved with the school community. Schools welcome parents as part of their environment and often have activities spread throughout the entire day that allow for parents to take part when they can.