Of Interest To Parents



Selecting Just Right Books.....

Reading is a skill that every child needs to succeed.  Research has shown that reading books that are too difficult can actually cause children to plateau and move backwards as readers.  Young readers should read "Just Right" books at home and during independent reading time at school.  Texts that are used for teaching are carefully chosen to develop skills and move children forward as readers.  When you are helping your child select books to read, please help him or her to find those just right texts that will make reading fun, provide an opportunity to practice the skills learned at school, and develop the confidence every parent wants for their children.  Click here for  some tips on reading with your child and helping him or her to select a just right book.  Your child's teacher may have additional information for you as well.  Happy Reading!


Report Cards....

Report cards are a vital communication between school and home.  It helps parents see how their child is progressing through the school curriculum.  These "grades" reflect your child's work during a short period of time.  You may see fluctuations from quarter to quarter, but overall, performance should be relatively consistent. 

Parents should look at the report card first, then, discuss the marks and comments with their child.  Focus on the strengths discussed and celebrate those areas of success.  Talk about the areas where your child can improve and set a plan for how you can work with the school to build those areas where your child wants to do better.  If you have concerns, talk to the teacher and focus on making a difference for the child....everyone wants the best for our learners...approach all conversations with POSITIVE INTENT, then everyone wins, especially your child.