When families and schools work together, it’s a winning combination. There are simple things you can do to support the school and help your child succeed academically.
- Encourage your child to do her best in school. Show her that education is the number one priority in your family.
- Support school rules. From walking in the halls to treating other with respect, parent support for school rules is the key to student success.
- Contact your child’s teacher early if you see a problem. Let the teacher know you want to work together to help your child succeed.
- Monitor homework and projects. Ask your child about assignments when she gets home from school. Plan a routine surrounding homework, including a good spot to work from and a time limit for completion. If it is taking your child too long, let the teacher know.
- Teach your child about responsibility. If she breaks a school rule or doesn’t do her homework, she needs to accept the consequences. Learning early to accept responsibility will pay off in the future when the stakes are much higher.
- Make sure you child arrives at school on time every day. She can’t learn if she’s not in class.
- Attend parent-teacher conferences and other school events. You’ll show support and gain important information.
Never doubt the importance of being a part of your child’s learning team. School success requires teamwork, from preschool and beyond.
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