NEW is a great word!
A new school year means new school clothes, new supplies, new teachers, new principals, and new friends! For some of you, this may be your first year in the school district, or even your first year to have a child in school. We are so happy to have your children! Thank you for trusting us with your most precious treasures!
It is our desire to work in partnership with parents so that students will receive the best educational experience possible. Here are some tips for our new parents.
Introduce yourself to the classroom teacher. If you meet the teacher in a large group setting such as “Meet the Teacher” follow-up with an encouraging note or email.
Sign up to be a school volunteer. If you have time this is a great way to get to know other teachers and parents. If you don’t have time to be a regular volunteer, let the teacher know that you would like to help with class parties or other special events.
Learn about your child’s school. Be sure to read the school handbook and visit the school website regularly for news and updates. Attend as many school events as possible.
Show your child that school matters. Praise your child’s efforts and improvements. Ask questions about their day. Instead of asking, “How was your day?” try asking “What was the best thing that happened in school today?” Avoid absences other than those related to illness. Let your child know that you respect their teacher and expect them to follow the rules.
Solve problems as they occur.Please contact your child’s teacher with your concerns and give them time to solve the problem. Only then should you contact the campus principal. Notifying other administrators or the school board will not cause the problem to be corrected sooner and may even delay the process.
Every successful partnership involves some give and take. Clear and respectful communication between teachers and parents is the key to making sure that you and your child enjoy the school year.
Tuesday August, 19, 2014
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