Parent Involvement = Student Success
Parents can help their children do well in school. And although time and money are sometimes in short supply, this article includes some easy steps you can take to help your child’s school experience be a good one.
- Get involved at school. Join the PTA or similar organization and volunteer.
- Be supportive of school and education.
- Be supportive of your child.
- Help your child choose classes.
- Get involved at home. Control TV use, homework, etc.
- Encourage reading and writing.
- Use the summer for educational activities. Visit museums or colleges.
- Use community resources as they are needed.
Parent Teacher Conferences
More than likely, your student has an advisor at school, maybe a teacher, coach or academic counselor. Plan to meet with the academic advisor at least twice a year to discuss course work, schedules and your teen’s future.
Parent-teacher conferences are an important way for parents to find out how their teens are doing in school and how well prepared they are for the next step. Here are some questions you can ask to make the most of your session:
- Is my child taking Core 40 classes? (These are the classes that best prepare students for college, training and work as an adult.)
- How can my child prepare for the Graduation Qualifying Exam?
- What does my child need to do to prepare for college?
- How do students sign up for college admission tests?
- How can I help?
Student Success Mini-Magazines
Each year, the state of Indiana publishes and distributes Student Success Mini-Magazines for students at each grade level. These magazines are distributed at school and designed to help prepare students for the coming years. Ask to see your student’s copy. You can also call Learn More Indiana toll-free at 1-800-992-2076 for a copy or order materials online
| There’s no doubt: homework matters. If your child runs into problems, be sure to check out the resources below to get your child back on track.
| Good grades increase opportunities for your child. They open doors to college and to careers. You can help your child get better grades by improving study skills. Set Goals
Goals can provide students with a plan to achieve something positive. Work together with your student to set goals to ensure they are realistic and measurable.
Good organization sharpens your student’s study skills. Different colored file folders and assignments and notes filed in a class-specific notebook are signs of organization.
Create a Study Environment
Real learning takes time and attention. Reinforce a consistent approach to learning by creating a specific place and routine time for studying. Don’t forget to allow for breaks!
What is Parent University?
- OCTOBER 30TH 5-7PM TRUNK OR TREAT
- NOVEMBER 4TH, 9:00-11:00AM, ELECTRONIC GAMES FOR HOME AND RESOURCES
- JANUARY 13TH, 9:00-11:00AM, AT-HOME EDUCATION RESOURCES.
- FEBRUARY 10TH, 9:00-11:00AM, NWEA/IREAD/ISTEP (COINCIDES WITH PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES)
- MARCH 3RD, 9:00-11:00AM, HEALTH CARE
- APRIL 12TH, 4-7PM, LITERACY NIGHT (LED BY JACKSON, HOT DOGS PROVIDED)
- Session Concept SIS and DOJO (Getting Connected) (No school day)
- Parent University Saturday, 9 am-1 pm.
- Parent meeting about science Fair (PU event)
- Thursday, 3:15-5:00 pm
- Parent University Session on Promotion Policies (No school day)
- Learning about Intervention and Promotion Policies. Parent University Saturday, 9:30 am-11:30 am.
- Parent University Session Technology Safety (No school day)
- Parent University Saturday, 9:30 am- 11:30 am.
- Parent University Movie Night – Movie Night (Drive-in) Sponsored by Parent University Wednesday, 4:30-6:00 pm
- Parent Session: Testing for Success: IREAD TEST Testing for Success regarding IREAD testing. Third Grade team will facilitate with PU committee helping. Wednesday, March 6th, 3:15-5:00 pm
- Parent meeting regarding ILEARN testing (No school day)
- Parent meeting regarding ILEARN testing. (No school day) Saturday, 9:30 am-11:30 am Mr. Dunn will facilitate with APAs helping
- Parent Session Social Emotional Learning (No school day) Parent University Saturday, 9:30 am -11:30 am.
- Back to School Night Introduction to Class Dojo
- Click here to get Internet Safety presentation
- Click here to get Science Fair Presentation
- PU ILEARN PRESENTATION
|Why do we visit homes?The goal of a home visit is to help strengthen relationships between parents and teachers. Home visits are an effective way for teachers to help get parents involved in their child’s education and to let parents and children know how much we care. We have experienced the benefits of home visits. As the relationship between the teachers and families improve, the kids begin doing better academically and socially.
Please call your child’s teacher to schedule a home visit today!
|Here are more benefits:· Strengthened parent/teacher relationships,
· Increase in overall student achievement scores,
· Decrease in student suspensions
· Increase in student attendance
· Feeling of trust, mutual respect, empowerment, and accountability by parents, students and staff.
Schools within the Concepts network report that home visits are one of the most effective way of building a stronger relationship with students and their families.