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10/03/2016

Suggest that parents set rules for unsupervised time at home. For instance, who may visit if they aren’t home?

09/28/2016

Food, families, fun! Whether you make your event an ice cream social, a hot dog roast, or a chili barbecue, food will attract your families and make them feel a part of their school community.

09/26/2016

Many parents don’t know how to help their child with higher-level subjects. Bolster their confidence through workshops to show them how they can help at home.

09/21/2016

In person meetings can be difficult to attend. So make participation easy! Who says you have to be in the same room? Consider starting an online discussion group of parents and/or students who have read the same book.

09/19/2016

A Parent Resource Center is welcoming to parents. Make sure yours is stocked with helpful information.

09/14/2016

Remind parents to praise their child for making good choices and that children are never too old to hear, “I love you!”

09/12/2016

Make all of your parents feel welcome by developing events for ethnic groups. This should also extend to any of your special programs like computer classes and support groups.

08/29/2016

Teachers can build meaningful relationships with parents and keep them informed by making phone calls during the year about projects, special assignments, family nights and more.

08/26/2016

You can help the parents of your students by providing them with tips for assessing all of the indicators of progress.

08/24/2016

The beginning of school is a perfect time to evaluate your current parent handbook. Is it effective in meeting your goals?

08/22/2016

Middle and high school parents often report that they miss personal communications with teachers. Make sure your school makes efforts to engage parents this year. Parent engagement = greater student achievement.

08/08/2016

Remind parents to talk with their child about the risks associated with drinking and drug use.

08/05/2016

Schedule your open house for new families during the week before the start of school.

08/03/2016

"Firm, fair and consistent" is the best discipline. Remind parents to explain consequences and apply them when warranted.

08/01/2016

Ask current parents and students to help plan and staff a back-to-school event.

07/29/2016

Keep your computer in an area where you can see what sites your teen visits. Be aware if your teen spends too much time alone on the Internet.

07/28/2016

Don’t wait for later in the Fall to welcome new students and their families. Create a welcome packet now!

07/27/2016

Look for opportunities to get conversations started: dinnertime, in the car, doing chores, watching TV together.

07/25/2016

A late-summer event planned just for students transferring to your school can be a great way to help them feel at home — and ease those first-day jitters.

07/22/2016

Students who learn to abide by the rules at home behave well in school.

07/07/2016

Develop a public service announcement about the importance of regular physical activity in managing stress.

07/06/2016

It’s not too soon to begin planning to ensure that you get off to a good start for the next school year.

07/05/2016

Involve students. Many may have strong ideas about the kinds of parent involvement they would find most helpful.

07/01/2016

Reach out. Target a group of parents you haven’t reached this year. Try to develop strategies for next school year.

06/30/2016

Plan a community health night where the focus is on stress reduction through games and physical activity.

06/29/2016

Team up with parents each year to beautify school grounds—and, at the same time, boost school spirit and pride.

06/28/2016

One of the best things schools can do is encourage parents to spend more time with their children. One result might be more events that involve the entire family.

06/27/2016

Achievement tends to decline for students who spend more than 15 hours working at paid jobs during the school year.

06/24/2016

Stay in touch with the teacher. Don’t hesitate to relay questions, comments and advice regarding your child’s progress.

06/23/2016
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06/23/2016

Introduce biographies so students learn about important historical figures. Other nonfiction can give students knowledge about the universe.

06/22/2016

Suggest that students think about a routine that could get them started on homework faster and set up a place where they always study.

06/21/2016

Practice makes perfect. The time is spent most effectively when students have a chance to practice a skill they have already learned.

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