• Talk with your child every day about his or her school experiences, successes and worries.
  • Read the school handbook and all notices that the school sends home.
  • Meet your child's teacher and attend parent teacher conferences when they are offered.
  • Consult your child's teacher or school staff whenever you have concerns.
  • Attend open houses, school events, programs for parents, and school-board meetings.
  • Stay aware of your child's academic progress.  Praise all earnest efforts and accomplishments.
  • Review homework assignments each day and help your child organize time and work.
  • Provide learning experiences.  Visit museums, watch educational TV shows, and have books and other learning materials available at home.
  • Join the school's parent-teacher organization and participate in its activities.
  • Volunteer at school.  From classroom assistance to field trips, school fairs, and fundraisers, there are many opportunities to offer your services.

REMEMBER - Your attention and involvement show your child that school is important.