Your child spends about 1200 hours at school each year. We encourage you to learn what is happening at school. Spend time at school to find out first-hand what takes place.
- Visit our Parent Resources Page.
- Make it a point to know the staff members at school.
- Volunteer at school.
- Attend conferences with your child’s teacher.
- Keep a school file for each child, including medical records, pictures, fingerprints, and report cards. You may wish to add other pertinent information.
- Encourage and Nurture Your Child
- Treat your child with respect.
- Build self-esteem. Concentrate on the positive and recognize your child’s efforts, not just his accomplishments. Be your child’s cheerleader as often as you are his/her coach.
- Recognize your child as an individual and avoid comparisons with other children. Cultivate and appreciate your child’s strengths.
- Read to your child and with your child. Let your child see you read.
- Talk with your child about daily activities.
- Keep your child healthy with proper diet, rest, and exercise.
- Have your child’s vision and hearing examined annually or as recommended by your child’s physician.
- Set standards for your child. Children count on caring adults to set limits for them.