1. You are your child’s first and most important teacher!
Your attitude towards school influences your child’s attitude towards schools. If you are relaxed and excited, they will be as well!
2. Preparation is key!
Make sure your child has a good understanding about what happens in school, this will help to decrease nervous and anxious feelings
3. Take time to talk with your child!
Ask your child how his/her day is and really find out how things are going.
Ask open-ended questions to avoid only “yes” and “no” answers.
4. Discuss daily routines!
This is most important during the first few weeks and may include how he/she will get home from school, how to ask the teacher for help, when snack time is, etc.
5. Encourage your child’s independence!
The beginning of the school year gives you the opportunity to begin to foster independence.
The confidence that you have in your child will help to develop their own
confidence, which will in turn be the basis of a successful year!
6. Healthy habits start now!
Providing a healthy breakfast will give your child the energy needed to succeed throughout the day! School offers free breakfast for all students.
Talk to your child about good hygiene, including washing hands, using tissue, etc.
7. Read, Read, Read with your child!
Please share any concerns or questions with your child’s teacher, counselor, or the school administration. We are here to ensure success in each of our students!