Supporting Student Learning
How can I help my child be healthy and ready to learn?
- Make sure your child gets 8-10 hours of sleep every night.
- Ensure good nutrition.
- If your child wears eyeglasses, make sure they wear them to school every day.
- If your child is not feeling well, it is important to notify the school.
What if my child needs medication in school?
- Bring the medication to the Nurse's office.
- Have a copy of the doctor's orders and note for the nurse.
What if my child appears worried or upset?
- Try to help your child talk out worries or problems before coming to school.
- Let your child's teacher know about concerns your child might have.
Ask for help from school personnel.
- Notify the school immediately about school problems.
How can I help my child come to school focused and ready to learn?
- Maintain a positive attitude about school and learning.
- Encourage your child to do his or her best.
- Focus on strengths.
- Praise your child's efforts and accomplishments.
- Help your child set goals for high achievement.
- Encourage your child to learn from mistakes.
- Understand how your child learns.
- Stay involved.
How can I help my child to excel?
- Make time for reading with your child every day!
- Take your child to the public library regularly.
- Encourage your child to write at home.
- Keep paper, pencils, and note pads handy.
- Write notes back and forth to your child.
- Help your child write cards and letters to others.
- Help your child use math concepts and skills every day.
How can I make sure all homework is completed?
- a quiet, well-lit place to do homework
- homework supplies
- a thirty-minute homework time every day
- your signature on all homework
- help packing up the book bag after homework is finished
- a special place to store the book bag overnight
- help without giving your child the answer
- let the teacher know if your child does not bring home homework or has a difficult time completing homework
How can I become more involved in my child's school?
- join us for a class, grade level or school event
- chaperone a school trip
- read to a child
- share a talent or special interest with your child's class
- help out at lunch or recess
- help your child's teacher with learning materials
- help in the school library media center
- be a class parent