As you prepare for the new school year, consider these ways to help your child do well in school:
  • Show you care.  Your child needs hugs and words of support.  Ask your child, "What did you learn today?"
  • Read, read, read.  Read with your child or have her or him read every day.  Make it fun - talk about what you've read.
  • Promote healthy habits.  Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep, exercise, and starts each day with a healthy breakfast.
  • Be a role model.  Your child learns from you.  Be positive about education and show you enjoy learning.
  • Encourage independence.  Allow your child to make mistakes and learn to accept their consequences.  Give your child responsibilities, such as household chores.
  • Limit screen time and establish clear guidelines for use.  Monitor access and know where your child searches on the internet.
  • Build success.  Encourage positive self-talk.  Help raise your child's self-esteem by setting reachable goals and praising your child's efforts. 
  • Get involved.  Meet with your child's teacher, attend school events and help out at school if you can.
  • Make school a priority.  Insist on good attendance and punctuality.

Here’s to another exciting year!

Lisa Danzer
Principal, Stone Ranch Elementary
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