The Lafayette Parish School System recognizes the valuable role the family plays in a child's successful progress through school. Parental and family involvement in school activities is an important factor in student achievement. Schools with strong parental/family involvement have students that achieve higher scores on standardized tests and performance based assessments. This school district encourages and highly values parental/family involvement. Click on the above link for more information.
Parents & Teachers, together as a team, can ensure school success
Parents can sometimes spot a school problem before the teacher does. If you think there's a school problem, it's time to call the teacher.
Here are some tips on how you can make the most of that call:
Hours for students: (7:25) 7:55- 3:05
Attendance should be your child's #1 responsibility.
Being tardy or absent makes it hard to keep up- and when one student falls behind, it can affect the whole class.
Help your child commit to being prompt and present!
Midyear is the time to review attendance
The halfway point of the school year is approaching. It's time for a mid-year checkup on your child's attendance.
This is what researchers found when they looked at what happened when students missed as few as one day every two weeks.
How many days of school has your child missed? It's not too late to get back on track so they can have a successfull school year.
Source: M. Buehler and others, "Why Being in School Matters: Chronic Absence in Oregon Schools", Attendance Works, www.attendanceworks.org/.
Work with your child to set priorities and manage time
Source: M. Levine, The Myth of Laziness, Simon & Schuster.
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Listening is the key to getting your child to open up to you
It's important to keep the lines of communication open with your child. Studies show that when children feel connected to their parents they tend to do better academically.
So,If you want your child to talk, you have to listen. And that often means not correcting them when they use the wrong word. It also means not intertupting what they are saying and waiting until they get to the end of the story before commenting.
The key to keeping the lines of communication open is simple: If you want to find out what's going on at school and in your child's life, avoid the urge to interrupt them when they are telling you about it!
Source: A.E. Wolf, I'd Listen to My Parents if They'd Just Shut Up, HarperCollins.
"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin
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