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Cradleboard Elementary was founded in 1998. The construction started in 1997 and the school opened its doors to the Cradleboard children and its surrounding communites in January 1998. The first principal of Cradleboard was Barbara Nolan. Many teachers from other elementary schools in the Whiteriver Unified School District transferred to this school. The staff of Cradleboard is proud of its success and small-school atmosphere.
Family Involvement Plan

The Cradleboard Parent Involvement Partnership recognizes that a child’s education is shared by all.  The Kids at Hope Parent Pledge says I am an anchor parent. I believe that my child is talented, smart and capable of success. I am committed to helping my child reach their goals and dreams. I believe that my child will succeed, NO EXCEPTIONS! We are working as partners with our parents to ensure that all student are succeeding.

We have established programs and policies to enhance family involvement and meet the specific needs of our students and their families.  This will be coordinated with the Annual Needs survey to determine the effectiveness and changing needs.  The components of our plan are as follows: 


  • Each classroom sends weekly newsletters home to families.
  • Monthly school newsletters are sent by the office to every student.
  • Monthly site PAC meetings
  • Conduct quarterly parent-teacher conferences
  • Publish news in White Mountain Independent and Apache Scout
  • Cradleboard Cash positive notes
  • Kids at Hope Report Cards given to every student throughout the year
  • Mid Quarter Progress Reports from every classroom
  • Send home student AzMERIT results.
  • Positive phone calls to parents
  • Automated phone messages about important dates
  • Facebook page updates
  • WUSD website- Cradleboard website information page
  • Sending both an English and Apache speaker on the radio to provide community with information about Cradleboard Elementary


  • Monthly PAC Meetings with trainings for parents
  • Uphold the six components of the National Standards for Parent and Family Involvement
  • Provide information on community resources
  • Parent Resource Center in lobby for parents to use and to obtain information about crisis issues, education issues, and current events
  • View parents as partners in their children’s education
  • Publish tips for parents on a variety of topics
  • Have Donuts for Dads and Muffins for Moms to encourage parents to be in the school and provide information to them about what is going on here at school

Student Learning:

  • Encourage parents to volunteer at Cradleboard Elementary School
  • Promote 2 hour power parents and recognize them for volunteering in the school
  • Monitor each student’s academic performance
  • Create individual action plans for each student and keep in Data binders for each classroom
  • Provide three-way learning contracts
  • Publish Cradleboard School Improvement Plan
  • Train Parents on School Improvement Plan
  • Student Intervention Team Meetings


  • 2 hour Power parent to make it less intimidating to help
  • Provide a welcoming atmosphere
  • Call parents that fill out volunteer Pledge sheets when in need of volunteers for activities
  • Assist visitors immediately
  • Develop community based and business partnerships

School Decision Making and Advocacy:

  • Provide parents with handbooks that contain school policies and procedures
  • Act upon parent suggestions
  • Have a question and answer segment of every PAC meeting to raise awareness of issues parents see
  • Engage in family literacy training
  • Solicit membership on Site Council
  • Promptly respond to parents calling about concerns or needs

Collaborating with Community:

  • Inform the community of family resources available
  • Promote activities in newspaper and on the radio
  • Build on community relationships
  • Invite elders in to speak to children throughout the school year.
  • Work with community organizations to give information and training to parents at PAC nights


Cradleboard Elementary school recognizes the importance of working together with our community to enhance the education of our students.  WE are working on breaking down the barrier between the school and the community by creating   community involvement programs that are well planned, meaningful to families and produce long lasting results.  We have and are using the standards developed by the National Parent Teacher Organization to create high quality programs for our parents and community.  

Picture of Study Island log with a link to the students to login page.

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