Saturday, August 26, 2006

Things we can do

Here are some ways you can be involved in your child's education each year at school:

  • Meet the teacher. Tell her/him about your child's interests and hobbies. Let her/him know how and when it is best to reach you. Ask her/him how you can support your child's learning at home.
  • Make a date with the teacher to visit your child's classroom.
  • Go to parent-teacher conferences. If the school doesn't have them, meet with your child's teachers. Ask how your child is doing and review his work.
  • Join the PTA or other parent group. Go to school events, like back-to-school night. As a group, see how you can help the school reach its goals.
  • Stay up-to-date on school policies, schedules and rules. Ask about opportunities to participate in the development of school policies.
  • Make sure that your child is learning what she/he needs to know to meet the standards set for her grade level.
  • Find a teacher or counselor you feel comfortable talking to about your child. Talk about the courses she/he should take to reach her/his goals. Do they match what the standards say she/he should be learning? Will they prepare her/him for college and a career?
  • Check your school's web site regularly.
  • Contact your child's teacher or counselor if you have any concerns about what's going on with your child at school.
Visit NEA (National Education Association)


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