Tips for School Success

Education


Tips for School Success

  • Get to know your school and the school district.
  • Read the student and the parent handbooks.
  • Attend all parent conferences and IEP meetings.
  • Be prepared with ideas, suggestions, and questions.
  • Talk to the school if your child has a problem that may affect how he/she does in school.
  • Express any concerns about child’s progress openly
    with the school.
  • Be organized. Keep a folder with your child’s important school records and papers.
  • Attend school functions.
  • Volunteer in the classroom and school!
  • Show respect and appreciation for your child’s principals and teachers.
  • Set aside a time and place for homework and check that assignments are completed.
  • Set household rules to limit television, computer games, and other electronic games.
  • Check your child’s school bag every day, and read and respond to every announcement and letter that comes home.
  • Praise your child’s efforts and his/her accomplishments.
  • Ask your child what they are learning in school.
  • Tell your child you are proud of their efforts and achievements.
  • Arrange for your child to have organized, social activities.
  • Read aloud with your child and talk about what you read.
  • Play with your child, doing something he/she chooses.
  • Make sure your child is healthy and gets enough sleep, exercise and eats right.
  • Talk about school in positive terms, pointing out that
    school is important.
  • Meet your child’s friends and get to know their parents.
  • Talk about families, careers, and money and the connection between jobs and school.
  • Encourage big dreams.
  • Encourage hobbies and volunteer opportunities.
  • Attend cultural events, visit museums and historic sites.
  • Use the library.
  • Listen to music together.