General Information

mother & child

Being involved in your children's education helps them do well in school and improves the quality of your school. Here are some suggestions on how to get started. Find the time to get involved - it makes a difference.

  1. Take your child t school on the first day
  2. Let your child know that school it's important. Be sure to ask questions about homework, and set a quite place for your child to work.
  3. Read everything that is sent home from school - report cards, homework assignments, newsletters, announcements. Show your child that you are well informed.
  4. Get to know your child's teachers and school principal by attending school meetings, parent events and parent - teacher conferences.
  5. Ask for copies of school policies (e.g. Parent Involvement, Attendance). Ask questions if there is something you don't understand.
  6. Volunteer to help out in a classroom or with school activities and help out with fundraisers.
  7. Visit your child's classroom when class is in session, not just at parent teacher conferences. Set this up in advance with the teacher.
  8. Talk to other parents. Join the Parent Advisory Council and/or the Ranson Education Association.
  9. Encourage your child to read at home. Visit local libraries, school library or book fairs and pick out books together. Pick out books for each other to read.
  10. Being involved in a child's education is just as important for stepparents, grandparents, and other adults who care for a child.
  11. Your actions, not just your words, make an impression that could last a lifetime.

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