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MY CHECKLIST AS A PARENT FOR MY CHILD'S SCHOOL SUCCESS

IMPORTANCE OF SCHOOL SUCCESS

  • I talk with my child about how important school is.
  • I encourage my child to do his or her best.
  • I help my child set goals for school.
  • I celebrate school successes with my child.
  • I listen to my child's concerns about school. I act upon these concerns in a helpful, supportive way.

FOCUS ON ACADEMIC SUCCESS

  • At home I support many reading and math enrichment activities.
  • At home there is a set time and place for homework to be done.
  • My child has the needed materials for school work and projects.
  • I know what assignments and classwork my child is doing.

MY EFFORTS IN COMMUNICATING WITH THE SCHOOL

  • I communicate regularly with my child's teacher(s) by phone, email or written notes.
  • I attend open house, curriculum fairs, plays, special events, parent nights or other school activities.
  • I attend parent and teacher conferences specifically set for my child's success.
  • When possible, I volunteer to help at the school or with a class or school project or function.

BUILDING RESPONSIBILITY

  • My child has a regular daily routine for healthy eating, sleeping/waking, and exercise.
  • My child has assigned family chores that contribute to the well-being of the family and home.
  • My child attends school every day and is on time to class.
  • I am aware of the school activities that my child may participate in and I encourage and support my child to be involved.

FOCUS ON BEHAVIOR

  • I teach my child respect for self and others, the value of hard work and responsibility.
  • I have read the school Code of Conduct and support good behavior at school.
  • My child understands that there are consequences for misbehavior.
  • I monitor the media that my child is viewing or listening to: television, music, and video games.
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