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Tips For A Successful School Year

  • Talk to your child’s teacher frequently. Together you are a team for your child’s academic success.
  • Provide a quiet place and a consistent time to do homework.
  • Support your child in homework efforts but refrain from doing the homework.
  • Help your child learn to follow directions. Give one and two step directions and see that the task is completed.
  • Teach your child to show respect for others by using polite phrases such as “please”, “thank you”, and “excuse me”.
  • Model and reinforce appropriate behavior.
  • Help your child learn his/her address and telephone number.
  • Help your child learn his/her multiplication facts through twelve.
  • Guide and monitor your child’s television viewing and music.
  • Explain the meaning of new words to your child.
  • Encourage your child to succeed by encouraging his/her best work but do not expect more than your child is capable of doing.
  • Involve your child with reading, math and writing activities.
  • See that your child gets a good night’s sleep and has a nutritious breakfast.
  • Write your child’s name on all personal items brought to school.
  • Refrain from sending a child who is sick or one who has had a fever within the past 24 hours. This will help preserve the health of other children.
  • Please telephone the school when your child will be absent.
  • Dress your child according to the weather; outside activities will take place when the weather permits. A note from you will be required if your child should remain inside because of physical condition.
  • Discuss with your child what to do and where to go in the event you are not at home when he/she arrives.
  •  Refrain from using negative remarks concerning the school in the presence of your child. Children must see school and home working very closely together for their academic success.