Tips
  • Does Your Child's Teacher Use the "Remind" App?
    This is a SUPER tool. If the teacher doesn't use it, ask them to do it!   The App provides 2-way communication about your child. The teacher can send quick snaps of what is being done in the class, any homework pages that are due, field trip photos, etc. You can ask quick questions about what is coming up or how you can help. 
  • Be generous with praise
    Observe your child carefully and comment on the things that are done well. When you see an area that needs improvement, find a positive way to talk about it with your child.
  • Ask Your Child These Questions at The End of the Day
    1. What did you eat for lunch?
    2. What was the funniest thing that happened today?
    3. Did anyone do anything super nice for you?
    4. What was the nicest thing you did for someone else?
    5. Who made you smile today?
    6. What new fact did you learn today?
    7. What was hard today?
    8. What would you rate your day on a scale of 1 to 10? Why?
    9. If one of your classmates could be the teacher for the day who would you want it to be? Why?
    10. If you had the chance to be the teacher tomorrow, what would you teach the class?
    11. Who do you want to make friends with but haven’t yet? Why not?
    12. What is your teacher’s most important rule?
    13. What is the most popular thing to do at recess?
    14. What is one thing you did today that was helpful?
    15. When did you feel most proud of yourself today?
    16. What rule was the hardest to follow today?
    17. What is one thing you hope to learn before the school year is over?
    18. Which area of your school is the most fun?
    19. What's the biggest difference between this year and last year?
    20. What rules are different at school than our rules at home? Do you think they're fair?
  • Encourage "personal best"
    Help your child by encouraging him or her to do the best in school and at home. Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades. Children, like adults, need the freedom to make mistakes and to learn from them.
  • Make learning a priority
    Your attitude toward school attendance, education and involvement in the school makes a strong and lasting impression on your child. Show your child, by example, that learning is a priority.
  • Show interest in school work
    • Talk about school each day.
    • Ask to see classwork.
    • Have your child read aloud to you.
    • Read to and with your child from a variety of material in your first language.
    • Encourage your child to discuss new ideas and opinions.
    • Show appreciation for good efforts.
  • Offer suggestions for success
    Help your child use the following strategies to improve performance in school:
    • Read the assignment when it is given.
    • Keep a list of new vocabulary.
    • Proofread assignments to catch errors before writing a final draft.
    • Review notes before a test.
  • Schedule study time
    Set up an area for homework away from noise and distractions. Post a family calendar that schedules school project deadlines, after-school activities, mid-term dates, exam periods and report card dates.
     
  • Do you use the district's "School Way" App?
    This is great not only for knowing about school closings and emergencies, but also about your child's individual school events. It's Free!