Too Busy To Be Involved In Your Child's School? Think Again!
Simple ways you can get involved in your child's school in just 5, 10, or 15 minutes
Got 5 minutes?
- Introduce yourself to your child's teacher. Indicate the best way to give you information (phone, email, notes, etc.)
- Write a note or email to the teacher just to check in and see how your child is doing.
- Call the teacher. Remember to let teachers know about out-of-school factors that may be affecting your child.
Got 10 minutes?
- Share your child's strengths talents and interest with your child's teachers.
- Read classroom and/or school newsletters.
- Check out your child's school website.
Got 15 minutes?
- Share your family's culture, values and parenting practices with your child's teacher.
- Talk with your child's teacher about how to support learning at home.
- Attend parent-teacher conferences with specific questions you want to ask.
30 minutes and more…
- Read and know your child's school handbook.
- Work with teachers and school administrators to develop a parent communication policy.
- Attend PTA, school board, and/or town meetings and speak to issues of concern.
Source: Your Child Coalition, http://www.mea.org/design.cfm?p=5652