Tips for Parents
Tips for Parents - Yes, you have a tremendous impact on your child!
Being involved in your child's education is one of the most important ways to help a child be successful. There is much that parents can do at home to be involved. Below are some of the ways parents can be involved.
- Talk with your child about what he/she is learning.
- Review the take home folder each evening with your child.
- Have your child read (or be read to) for 20 minutes each evening.
- Communicate with your child's teacher regularly - don't wait for concerns to arise. (Examples: How is my child doing behaviorally/academically? Does my child need to complete any work? What can I do to better support my child?)
- Establish a regular bed time (8:00 or 8:30 is a good time) and regular wake time.
- Visit the local public library (getting books is so much fun and good for them too!).
- Play games with your child.
- Create a learning environment at home by providing quick access to good books and a quiet place to read or work.
- Listen to your child.
How to Stay Informed:
One of the best ways to be involved in your child's learning is by staying informed with what is happening at school. Here are a few ways to keep informed:
- School Website
- ParentSquare: Your child's teacher and school principal regularly post updates in the app "Parentsquare". Contact Office Manager, Jillian Rice, to be added.
- Facebook: Become a fan by searching for "US Grant Elementary School" or click on "School Information" on our school website.
- Monthly School Newsletter: Traditional monthly newsletters are sent via ParentSquare each month or sent home with students.
- Take Home Folder: Each student has a take-home folder with info for home and for work to do. Please check this daily.
- Attend PTO Meetings: First Monday of every other month at 7:00pm in the library. Childcare is provided. See monthly calendar for dates.