By encouraging and supporting your child, you are showing you place a high priority on his/her learning, participation progress and behaviour at school.
Support your child by:
· attending special events at school
· reading together often
· knowing school rules, expectations, discipline policies, and grading practices
· reading newsletters, agendas and notes from the teacher
· participating in parent-teacher interviews
· talking with your child about school, his/her interests and friends
School Councils provide advice and assistance to school principals and trustees regarding educational issues.
Involvement on these councils includes:
· focusing on educational matters
· serving as a liaison between parents, the school, and community groups
· locating resources such as speakers and volunteers
· gathering information and sharing experiences
· supporting the goals and objectives of the school
For more information, contact your child's school.
Please lend a hand at your child's school! There are many different ways you can help out.
Input from parents and the community assists the Board in making decisions that ensure students are provided with the best possible education.
Involvement at the district level can include:
· attending public Board meetings
· filling in public opinion polls and surveys
· contacting trustees with ideas and concerns
· understanding board policies and reading board minutes
· keeping up to date on local issues such as elections, government policies and teacher bargaining
Help Your Child Achieve
Success at school begins at home. You are the first and most important teacher your child will ever have. As a parent, you can help stimulate your child's enthusiasm for learning.
Help your young child get off on the right foot:
· Children who get plenty of sleep are more ready to learn. Ten to 12 hours is recommended for four to six-year-olds.
· A well-balanced diet, including breakfast, is important to learning.
· Children should dress appropriately for different kinds of weather.
· Help your child look forward to school.
· Talk with your child about school activities and routines. Become familiar with school rules and discuss them with your child. Your attitude and actions will help determine how your child feels about school.