Schools know that parents have an enormous impact on their children’s academic success. And while most parents value education, they don’t always realize that what they do (or don’t do) now determines whether or not their children will be successful in school. Parents need to know that they are an important piece of the puzzle. Consider hosting workshops and family events that:

  • Show parents how to be actively involved in their children’s education.
  • Help parents understand the important role they play in their children’s success in school.
  • Encourage parents to become partners in their children’s education through elementary school and beyond.

 

A reading challenge keeps learning alive during school holiday

When your students go home for their winter break, will they keep learning? They will if you send them home with a reading challenge.

Ask families to read together for 20 minutes each day. They can write the title of the book they read on a strip of paper and tape the ends together to form a link. Each day they read, families get to add another link. Who can create the longest paper chain over the break?

Remind parents that with each link they add, they are forging a strong chain that will support their child’s learning. Reading together as a family also creates strong links between parents and children

 

Quote of the Day

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“At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.”

Jane D. Hull

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