Message to Parents

Three Ways You Can Make a Difference This Year

As a parent, you were your child's first teacher. Even while your child is in school, you still teach important lessons every day. Here are suggestions from the Parent Institute on ways you can make a difference in your child's education. They don't cost money. They don't require training. All they need is you.

1. Send your child to school on time every day. The first bell rings at 8:50 every morning for our Middle School students and 9:07 for our elementary students. Students should be in their rooms ready to start the day's activities. If students are not here or they are late, not only do they miss part of the activity, but they cause interruptions when they do arrive.

2. Let your child know school is important. Ask about their homework. Attend school events. Talk about what they learned at school. Share with them how you use what you learned in school as part of your daily life.

3. Recognize your child's special gifts. Each child has special talents. Perhaps the most important thing you can do is to help your child see how he or she is special. That boosts self-confidence and sets the stage for learning.

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